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A BOX OF PANDORAS is a hilarious new mystery from veteran author Steve Brewer, introducing small-town busybody Loretta Kimball.

When Loretta learns her favorite actor is coming to New Mexico for a film festival, she couldn't be more excited. Loretta's claim to fame is that she's the long-time president of the International Michael Girard Fan Club, and she never passes up a
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Kindle Edition, 308 pages
Published June 26th 2012 by Amazon Digital Services
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Joseph Badal
Jul 05, 2012 Joseph Badal rated it it was amazing
Steve Brewer has one of the most creative minds among mystery writers. His use of language and character descriptions are superb. ("Mitzi and Nannette. Sounds like a couple of French poodles, doesn't it? That's how they act, too. Two snobs mincing about, yipping and yapping and--"). In "A Box of Pandoras," he brings us a female protagonist from Pandora, New Mexico who heads up the international fan club of a Hollywood heart throb. That heart throb comes to Santa Fe to attend a film festival and ...more
Jackie
Sep 05, 2012 Jackie rated it liked it
Good light read, laugh out loud funny, mystery ok. The characters in this book were so well developed, I kept thinking I knew them! Some lines in the book were so original and hilarious, I had to share with friends: example, "their SPF number was higher than their IQs". Will read more by this author.
Hal Johnson
Jul 18, 2012 Hal Johnson rated it it was amazing
Steve Brewer takes a new path through his latest crime mystery: the protagonist is a woman, and the novel is written in the first person point of view. Steve delivers the portrayal of small-town busybody and amateur sleuth Loretta Kimball with aplomb. As usual, I found myself laughing out loud, especially in the midst of the witty exchanges between Loretta and her husband Harley. Yet another winner from a guy who's been compared to Elmore Leonard, although I think Steve is funnier. I write that ...more
John
Feb 14, 2013 John rated it it was amazing
Shelves: crime-mystery
It's rare that a male writer will successly pull off writing a novel from a first-person female point of view, but Brewer does a great job here, turning Loretta Kimball into a supremely appealing if very opinionated main character. Brewer also manages to make great fun of small town New Mexico as well Santa Fe snobbery. Oh, and the mystery is well done too. A very fun read and one of Brewer's best books in a while.
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Sep 25, 2012 Carolyn Rose rated it really liked it
A fun read.
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STEVE BREWER is the author of more than 25 books, including the recent crime novels A BOX OF PANDORAS, PARTY DOLL, LOST VEGAS and CALABAMA.

His first novel, LONELY STREET, was made into a 2009 independent Hollywood comedy starring Robert Patrick, Jay Mohr and Joe Mantegna.

Under his new pen name Max Austin, Brewer is writing a series of hard-boiled crime stories set in Albuquerque, NM. The first, D
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