Posed for Murder(2009)
(The first book in the Lydia McKenzie Mysteries series)
A novel by Meredith Cole
Agatha Award Best First Novel (nominee)
Lydia McKenzie is an artist whose medium is the camera. She's having her first one-woman show. It is a series that ties to actual murders committed in the city's past. Her method is to find a model-someone who can match in a general way the actual female victim-and pose her in the clothes and position in which the actual victim was found. The night of her showing. however, is disappointing; the owner of the gallery makes her pay for the invitations down to the stamps, hang the whole show herself and rush for the usual wine and snacks. But what happens next is much worse: two plainclothes policemen shut down the event and take Lydia in for questioning. A Young woman whom she knew well, and who was the model in one of her photographs. has been murdered. Worried that the police aren't doing what they should. Lydia and another friend set out to find the killer.
Used availability for Meredith Cole's Posed for Murder
February 2009 : USA Hardback