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(The second book in the Esther Diamond series)
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A waiting game . . .

Nothing can tank a Broadway magic act faster than too much authenticity. So -- with Sorcerer! shut down -- Esther Diamond is doing what out-of-work actresses do best: waiting tables in Little Italy while hoping for the next good audition.

But magical mischief is as obvious as an aging ingenue's plastic surgery (once you know what to look for), and when the same man walks into the restaurant that he just left, well, Esther knows that something is very wrong. Particularly as the gangster -- or the doppelgangster -- quickly drops dead after meeting himself.

It's time to call in both magical and mundane reinforcements -- including Max the magician and Detective Connor Lopez.

Though this investigation started as a welcome distraction from temp work, the danger level is amping up. 'Cause Esther might be about to meet herself . . .

Genre: Urban Fantasy

Praise for this book

"In Laura Resnick's Doppelgangster, the New York actress is 'resting' between roles by working as a singing waitress at a Manhattan mob restaurant because wiseguys tip well. Then duplicated gangsters appear, bullets start flying, and it's up to Esther and her friend Max the Magician to fight Evil by stopping the gang war before it starts killing the wrong people. And if she has time, maybe Esther can actually keep a hot date with her hunky detective friend Lopez, who doesn't believe in magic. Yet. Unplug the phone and settle down for a fast and funny read." - Mary Jo Putney

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Paperback Editions

January 2010 : USA Mass Market Paperback

Title: Doppelgangster (Esther Diamond Novel)
Author(s): Laura Resnick
ISBN: 0-7564-0595-5 / 978-0-7564-0595-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: DAW
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   

December 2006 : UK Paperback

Title: Doppelgangsters
Author(s): Laura Resnick
ISBN: 0-373-80252-8 / 978-0-373-80252-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Luna Books
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   

Kindle Editions

November 2009 : USA, Canada Kindle edition

Title: Doppelgangster (Esther Diamond Novel Book 2)
Author(s): Laura Resnick
Publisher: DAW
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA