Snapshot of NYC Mysteries

A Snapshot of NYC mystery series introduces aspiring photographer Liv Spyers, a millennial sleuth sure to charm readers with candid humor, a young lens, and hot-shot investigating that’s “right in focus” (Kirkus).

Book 1

Book 2

Photo Finished

Book One

Liv Spyers’ greatest joy is taking photographs of people and the world around them… until a shocking murder forces Liv to develop investigative skills using her keen eye…

While some people escape into books or music, Liv Spyers escapes through her camera’s lens, which inspires her to jump into things she might otherwise have no business tackling—like moving to New York City. Hustling to make her dreams come true as a portrait photographer, she runs a pocket-sized studio below her grandparents’ West Village brownstone and key shop, where she also lives and works part-time. All of which still has her down to the end of her savings as the holidays approach. Everything changes in a flash, however, when elite events photographer, Regina Montague, invites Liv to shoot with her at New York City’s most exclusive socialite event of the year—the Holiday Debutante Ball!

Liv snaps at the opportunity, convinced that a job with Regina will launch her career. But when her fabulous new gig ends with the murder of billionaire Charlie Archibald, her dream job may never develop with Regina framed for murder. Once Liv begins to focus on her photos from the ball, she’s convinced they reveal Charlie Archibald’s real killer. Now, between cracking the world of high society—and the attentions of a handsome stranger—Liv must hustle once again to expose the killer… before she gets cropped from the picture!

This series has legs.
Publishers Weekly
There’s no doubt that Liv will crack the case: It’s a snap… Brecher’s series debut is right in focus.
Kirkus Reviews
Colorful characters, tidy plotting, and amusing descriptions of the lifestyles of the rich and famous make for a perfect poolside read.
Publishers Weekly
Brecher has a winner with this new series that will delight cozy mystery readers!
—Abby Collette, author of A Killer Sundae
Brecher pens a twisty-turny, witty and wonderful, mysterious romp through New York City that was a pure delight to read…. Highly recommend this mystery, which is sure to please.
—Jenn McKinlay, New York Times bestselling author
From F-stops to the F-train, Liv’s expert eye makes her the ultimate cozy detective.
—Olivia Blacke, author of the Brooklyn Murder Mysteries

Mugshots of Manhattan

Book Two now available!

Liv Spyers hits the big time when she lands a photography assignment with Grammy Award-winning pop star, the one and only Bisa. A huge fan, Liv is extra thrilled that her new boyfriend, Harry, will join her at the glamorous premiere of Bisa’s debut movie. But when the music icon’s estranged sister, Anna, threatens to turn photo ops into PR disasters during Bisa’s parties and pop-up concerts, Liv finds that the star-studded world she’s joined is filled with images she’d rather delete—especially when Anna winds up dead…

Bisa’s inner circle has secrets Liv must expose before she can bring the right mugshot to the police. And while Harry has a mystery of his own to solve, the two must navigate glossy stories that can be canceled in a snap—before the killer strikes again…

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