Shadow Crimes

Shadow Crimes

by E. J. Moran


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The year is 1978 and New York City has become a place of moral decay and self-indulgence. Crime is rampant and a recently discovered fashion model signed by modeling agent, Natasha Burns, has been murdered. Before long Natasha discovers her replacement, beautiful eighteen-year-old Anna McKenna. Anna, who lost her parents as a young child and is doing everything she can to care for her disabled baby brother, knows it's an opportunity she can't refuse.

Anna quickly realizes that the fashion industry attracts sleazy characters who prey on the innocence and naïveté of newcomers, but she thinks she can handle herself. Her uncle Mickey, a police detective, isn't so sure. He knows that one of Burns's models was found raped and murdered only three months ago, and when a second model meets the same fate after a night out at Studio 54, he becomes convinced that a sexual predator stalks Burns's modeling agency.

Who preys on the women of Natasha Burns's agency? Is it the seedy movie producer who accosts Anna at Bloomingdale's, a drug-addicted photographer, or the handsome male model she travels with on assignment to Italy? In an industry where women are seen as objects to be used and discarded, anyone could be responsible.

Knowing the killer could be anywhere, even lurking in Italy, Anna's uncle, Detective Mickey Gallo, is on the next plane out, with no time to waste. If he doesn't catch the killer, Anna's modeling career will end in violence and tragedy.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780999523506
Publisher: Tree Lane Press
Publication date: 12/05/2017
Pages: 250
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.53(d)

About the Author

Born and educated in the United States, E. J. Moran began a career as an international fashion model at the age of eighteen when she was scouted by a top modeling agency based in Milan, Italy.

Moran's move to Italy set in motion the rest of her career. She signed with top agents and modeled for famous fashion designers and photographers. Her work took her from Milan to Tokyo, New York, and Paris.

After marrying and starting a family, she retired and continued life as an expatriate in the United Kingdom, Switzerland, Singapore, and Italy, where she divided her free time between teaching English and volunteering for multiple international organizations.

Recently, she put pen to paper to make fictional use of the plethora of experiences she gained during her globetrotting life. Moran and her husband currently divide their time between Europe and the United States.

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