Murder, corruption, and scandals rock Washington, D.C.... America's most famous ex-child star, Jana Lane, is playing a US Senator in a 1983 film. Just as she and her family arrive in DC, two Washington power players are murdered, and Jana is caught in the web of intrigue and political scandal. Jana falls under the spell of the breathtakingly handsome detective assigned to the case, ex-professional football player and food aficionado, Chris Bove. Will Jana and Bove uncover the murderer's identity and shocking secrets before Jana and her family become the Capitol's next victims?
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Joe Cosentino gives us another thrilling adventure with ex-child star Jana Lane, who has made a come-back, both in her career and her life. She is in Washington, DC, with her husband and family to shadow a Senator and prepare for her next film. This book is full of action, intrigue, and surprises, as Jana tries to solve the murders and corruption scandals in our nation's capital and protect her family from harm, while having pangs of passion for the handsome police detective on the case. The story is intriguing, her character continues to develop, and there are numerous plot and character twists that I never saw coming. I didn't guess who-dun-it until right before it was revealed, yet the clues were all carefully laid out (but skillfully camouflaged). I also love how he works in topical references to the 1980's period in which the book takes place, including the current social issues and the developing AIDS crisis. The clever humor, titillating romance, and skillful writing make this book hard to put down. I am looking forward to the next Jana Lane mystery.
Reviewed by Liz Konkel for Readers' Favorite Satin Doll by Joe Consentino is another delightful addition to the Jana Lane series. In this third book, Jana Lane has become a pro at finding her way into mysteries. When she goes to Washington to shadow Senator Cassie Castle, she brings along her family for a vacation and a chance to see friends Congressman Jackson Mitchell, his partner Adam, and their kids. Events take a surprising turn when a reporter is murdered in Cassie’s office. A handsome former football star turned detective pulls Jana into the investigation. Putting together likely suspects and advocating against a bigoted bill may not be the top of Jana’s problems as family secrets come to light, her nanny needs her help, and the murderer may be closer to her than she thinks. Another hit for Joe Consentino! Satin Doll has a time jump, but follows the events of Porcelain Doll with Jana getting ready to film her next feature which was mentioned in the second book. Joe Consentino never misses the mark with charm and humor. Jana is a relatable leading lady who’s the perfect sleuth. With charisma and nosiness, Jana is able to sashay into another murder case. It has the perfect cozy feel to it. Cozy mystery books always have a lead that puts their nose into every investigation and everyone just nods along. Satin Doll tackles the political world, but doesn’t bog readers down with facts. At the heart of the novel is family. An ill-conceived idea and political ‘image’ can easily destroy someone’s life. Satin Doll is charming, emotional, and full of heart!