Dead Write by Sheila Lowe is the third book in the “Forensic Handwriting” mystery series. Publisher: Obsidian (Penguin), August 2009
Claudia heads to the Big Apple at the behest of Grusha Olinetsky, the notorious founder of an elite dating service whose members are mysteriously dying. The assignment puts Claudia at odds with her boyfriend, LAPD detective Joel Jovanic, who suspects Grusha herself is trouble.
Drawn into the feckless lives of the rich and single, Claudia finds herself enmeshed in a twisted world of love and lies fueled by desperation. But desperate enough to kill? Clues in the suspects’ handwriting might help Claudia save Grusha’s already dubious reputation before the names of more victims are scribbled into someone’s little black book.
This was a great mystery and I love when books showcase New York City because I can visualize the locations. Claudia goes to help her NYC client only to become involved in a murder when she suspects the male members are not as innocent as they portray themselves to Grusha and her clients. The more Claudia digs, the more her life is in jeopardy. My rating: 4 stars