Cheating at Solitaire

A Gregor Demarkian Novel

Gregor Demarkian Novels (Volume 23 of 29)

Jane Haddam

Minotaur Books

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The small, exclusive Massachusetts island of Margaret’s Harbor gets its fifteen minutes of fame when aging teen stars Arrow Normand and Marcey Mandret pay a visit to local celebrity heiress, Kendra Rhode. The girls’ drunken, disorderly behavior is being eaten up by the press…until an even bigger media storm erupts.

During a blizzard, Arrrow finds herself staggering around town, covered in blood and incoherently drunk. Meanwhile, her actor-boyfriend has been found shot dead in the front seat of a crashed truck. Now Arrow is cast as the only suspect in the crime—and she can’t remember a thing about the night in question.

Enter former F.B.I. agent Gregor Demarkian, who’s flown in from Philadelphia to review the charges against Arrow. What he finds is a case with little evidence, an insatiable paparazzi, and a mare’s nest of motives in what may be the most confusing, twisted role of Demarkian’s lifetime.

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Praise for Cheating at Solitaire

“Ought to establish Haddam as America’s P.D. James once and for all.”—Baltimore Sun

“A stellar whodunit.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)

Cheating at Solitaire has a sharply satirical edge as it takes on the cult of celebrity.”—Boston Globe

“A sly…indictment of the cult of celebrity. Read this and liberate yourself from Page Six and TMZ.”—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

“Haddam is at her best…presenting a glimpse into the celebrity world readers will not easily forget.”—Library Journal (starred review)

“[This] series keeps getting better, each novel just a little more dramatic, more thought provoking, and more entertaining than the last...It's about time she gets the A-list status she so richly deserves.”—Booklist (starred review)  

“Haddam is clearly having a good time skewering the obsession with aging teen starlets and their hangers-on.”—Charlotte Observer

“More compelling than most mysteries, Cheating at Solitaire manages a good sense of humor and tight, sharp writing. Haddam lets us ponder celebrity and its meaning, the powerful symbiosis between stars and the public, and our own complicity in the frenzy.”—Cleveland Plain Dealer


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Jane Haddam

JANE HADDAM is the author of numerous novels, many featuring Gregor Demarkian, as well as numerous articles and stories published widely. A finalist for both the Edgar and Anthony Awards, she lives in Litchfield Country, Connecticut.

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Cheating at Solitaire
A Gregor Demarkian Novel
Jane Haddam

Mass Market Paperbound

Mass Market Paperbound
St. Martin's Press
Minotaur Books
March 2009
Mass Market Paperbound
ISBN: 9780312943400
ISBN10: 0312943407
4 3/16 x 6 3/4 inches, 384 pages
$7.99

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St. Martin's Press
Minotaur Books
April 2008
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ISBN: 9781429925815
ISBN10: 1429925817
6 1/8 x 9 1/4 inches, 400 pages
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