Photojournalist Sophie Medina is not a killer, but an art thief is determined to make sure she goes down for a crime she did not commit.


"Crosby's prose and characterizations are top-notch." —Publisher's Weekly

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Praise for the Sophie Medina Series

"Crosby introduces photojournalist Sophie Medina in this assured tale of love, loss, and secret agendas, the first in a new series, [which]...offers a complex portrait of our nation's capital, with its historic beauty and roiling underbelly of deceit and danger."
—Publishers Weekly on Multiple Exposure.

Sophie is a tough, relatable heroine, and with her unconventional job-not to mention her ex-spy husband-this makes for a breezy read with just the right amount of thrills."
—Library Journal on Ghost Image

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About Ellen

For many years I worked as a freelance journalist in the US and while living overseas in London, Moscow, and Geneva, Switzerland before turning to writing fiction full time. My last job as a stringer was as a regional feature writer for The Washington Post, covering many of the places where my wine country mysteries are set.

. . . hard to put down. Crosby scores another compulsively readable vino-themed mystery.

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