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Melodie Johnson Howe
[1943-]
Claire Conrad, a tall, elegant private investigator, and her sassy assistant, Maggie Hill, in Los Angeles, California, and New York City:

The Mother Shadow (1989) [review]
Finalist 1989 Agatha Award for Best First Novel
Finalist 1990 Edgar Award for Best First Novel
Finalist 1990 Anthony Award for Best First Novel

Beauty Dies (1994)

Diana Poole, 40-something actress in Hollywood, California:

Shooting Hollywood: The Diana Poole Stories (2012) [SS]

City of Mirrors (2013)

Hold a Scorpion (2016)