Release Date: Mar 30, 2021
Series: Desert Flowers
There is no shortage of strange behavior in the Hollywood scene, and for Poppy Harmon and the Desert Flowers Agency, taking on a Hollywood case is just another day at the office. Fiction mirrors reality in this entangled murder-mystery by Lee Hollis. This is the third book in the series, A Desert Flowers Mystery.
The Desert Flowers Agency has been hired to investigate a stalking situation currently occurring to actress, Danika Delgado. In order to maintain a low-profile during filming, so as not to alert the possible perp, Poppy and the agency take on acting roles in the current production. Soon the investigation spirals into multiple mysteries, reminiscent of an unsolved murder from long ago.
The lovely ladies and gentlemen of the Desert Flowers Agency were wonderfully characterized in this story. I enjoyed all of the quirks and differences between each character and how each one contributed in their own way to the investigation, a team effort. Although, Poppy Harmon is the main character in the series, I found the supportive cast to be delightfully entertaining, balancing out Poppy’s reserved personality.
I loved that the author provided so much detail pertaining to the setting of the story. The details of the production set, the behind the scenes and the movie lingo, were fun elements. I personally enjoyed how the author described and detailed the California setting and I had no trouble envisioning Poppy Harmon driving around the California streets looking for clues.
Fiction certainly does mirror reality in this story. Sleezy producers and inappropriate advances happen and are mentioned throughout the book, mirroring a recent famous Hollywood case. Social media influencers and their influential presence upon their daily viewers, which is a current exceptionally profitable occupation, and also contributes to the present-day affairs, is also worth mentioning as fiction mirroring reality and something we have all come across.
Overall, this was an enjoyable and fun read with easy dialogue, enjoyable characters, and multiple twisty mysteries that will have you guessing to the very end. Enjoy!