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Photo Finished

(2022)
(The first book in the Snapshot of NYC Mystery series)
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“A twisty-turny, witty and wonderful, mysterious romp through New York City that was a pure delight to read.” —New York Times bestselling author Jenn McKinlay

“Brecher has a winner with this new series that will delight cozy mystery readers!” —Abby Collette, author of A Killer Sundae

The first in Christin Brecher's new cozy mystery promises photo taking fun—and satisfying sleuthing—when Liv Spyer, a bright-eyed aspiring young photographer trying to make her dreams come true in New York City must develop her keen eye to solve a murder and save her career!
 
While some people escape into books or music, Liv Spyers escapes through her camera’s lens, which inspires her to jump into things she might otherwise have no business tackling—like moving to New York City. Hustling to make her dreams come true as a portrait photographer, she runs a pocket-sized studio below her grandparents’ West Village brownstone and key shop, where she also lives and works part-time. All of which still has her down to the end of her savings as the holidays approach. Everything changes in a flash, however, when elite events photographer, Regina Montague, invites Liv to shoot with her at New York City’s most exclusive socialite event of the year—the Holiday Debutante Ball!
 
Liv snaps at the opportunity, convinced that a job with Regina will launch her career. But when her fabulous new gig ends with the murder of billionaire Charlie Archibald, her dream job may never develop with Regina framed for murder. Once Liv begins to focus on her photos from the ball, she’s convinced they reveal Charlie Archibald’s real killer. Now, between cracking the world of high society—and the attentions of a handsome stranger—Liv must hustle once again to expose the killer . . . before she gets cropped from the picture!

“From F-stops to the F-train, Liv’s expert eye makes her the ultimate cozy detective in Christin Brecher’s
Photo Finished. Photographer Liv Spyers and her trusty camera lens charms readers (and the NYC elite) without ever losing focus on the investigation. Expert composition and timing culminates in a portrait of a complex mystery!”
—Olivia Blacke, author of the Brooklyn Murder Mysteries

Genre: Cozy Mystery

Praise for this book

"From F-stops to the F-train, Liv's expert eye makes her the ultimate cozy detective in Christin Brecher's Photo Finished. Photographer Liv Spyers and her trusty camera lens charms readers (and the NYC elite) without ever losing focus on the investigation. Expert composition and timing culminates in a portrait of a complex mystery!" - Olivia Blacke

"A cozy with a keen eye. With the click of a shutter, we're off to solve a whodunit that is clever with twists and turns galore. Brecher has a winner with this new series that will delight cozy mystery readers!" - Abby Collette

"Brecher pens a twisty-turny, witty and wonderful, mysterious romp through New York City that was a pure delight to read. Liv Spyers is the sassy and warmhearted amateur sleuth we'd all like to be, and it's a pleasure to join her as she follows the clues through her sharp-eyed photographer's lens. Highly recommend this mystery, which is sure to please." - Jenn McKinlay


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