Book Two in the SOLO Mystery Series.
What sets The Actress apart from most murder mysteries is a wry sense of ironic humor that permeates events seen through Martha’s eyes, paired with a Christian perspective that keeps the story line clean, reflective, and delightfully revealing – all this tempered with passages about Mississippi culture that include social insights, as well.
The Plot Thickens:
Late 1950s. The most famous actress in America, Talllulah Ivey, is in the Mississippi Delta to film a controversial move. A prominent local citizen is shot and killed outside her bedroom window. A note is found clenched in the dead man’s hand. The note holds the key to Ivey’s guilt or innocence. Was it self-defense? Murder? Or something else? Martha investigates the who, what, and why in this twisty, suspenseful murder mystery, embedded with a Paulinian allegory.
The Solo series reads like Agatha Christie and C.S. Lewis collaborated on a series of murder mysteries that include theology and an allegory. Think of Aslan in Lewis’s The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe. Aslan represents Jesus. Biblical characters in the Solo series are Jesus, Martha, Mary Magdalene, John the Baptist, the Apostle Paul, and Satan.