Crush: A Crush Mystery (Paperback)
Take heart, all you lovers of LA mysteries -- this is a delight! I wouldn't say it's a "cozy", but I would say it's "fun" and I breezed through the book with anticipation of reading Sutton's next two Crush mysteries. You will be intrigued with the backstory of Crush, the no-nonsense bouncer with a heart, his bartender girlfriend and martial arts master, Gail, and Crush's not-really-his-brother Zerbe, who helps the trio with the tech side of business. Plenty of LA-centric, pop-culture references to start a trivia contest. Sutton's knowledge of LA is mind-boggling, but considering his screenwriting pedigree, he gets it real!!— Maureen Palacios
Caleb Rush, a. k. a. Crush, is the toughest, coolest bodyguard/bouncer in Los Angeles, a man who lives strictly by his own moral code, which doesn't exactly hew to the standards of US law. When Amelia Trask, the wild daughter of a scruples-free billionaire tycoon, comes to Crush for help, his quiet life roars into overdrive, and he has to use his wits, brawn, martial-arts training, and knowledge of the Russian mafia to stay alive and clean up the mess that young Amelia has created. Crush is a rollicking, page-turning ride through LA, full of action, suspense, memorable characters, and a sly wit.
About the Author
Author Phoef Sutton is television writer, novelist, and playwright whose work has won two Emmys, a Peabody, a Writers Guild Award, a GLAAD Award, and a Television Academy Honors Award. He was an executive producer of Cheers, a writer/producer for such shows as Boston Legal and NewsRadio, a writer for Terriers, and the creator of several TV shows, including the cult hit Thanks. His novels include the romantic thriller 15 Minutes to Live, and he is the co-author of a new serialized novel, Dead Man. Coming in 2015 is a new series of mystery novels that Sutton is co-authoring with Janet Evanovich; the first is called Goldbug.
This book was a fantastic story about two kids discovering who they are and how they want to present themselves to the world. Frances is a daring seamstress who has caught the eye of Lady Crystallia a beautiful fashion trend starter. But the world doesn't know that Lady Crystallia is Prince Sebastian and Frances must decide if she wants the world to know about her work, even as it threatens to expose her friend's secrets to the world. Jen's illustrations captures the emotions of the character's so creatively. I also loved the information in the back of the book about her creative process. - Jessica