Close up / Amanda Quick.

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      First edition.
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      Summary: "Welcome to Burning Cove, California, where 1930s Hollywood glamour conceals a ruthless killer.... Vivian Brazier never thought life as an art photographer would include shooting headshots for aspiring male actors or nightly wake-up calls to snap photos of grisly crime scenes. Although she is set on making a career of transforming her photography into a new art form, she knows her current work is what's paying the bills. After shooting crime scene photos of a famous actress-the latest victim of the murderer the press has dubbed the "Dagger Killer"-Vivian notices eerie similarities to the crime scenes of previous Dagger Killer victims, details that only another photographer would have noticed. . . . The kind of details that lead Vivian to become a target herself. Nick Sundridge has always been able to "see" things that others can't, forcing him to cope with disturbing dreams and visions. His talent-or as he puts it, his curse-along with his dark past makes him a recluse but a brilliant investigator. As the only one with the ability to help, Nick is sent to protect Vivian. Together, they discover the Dagger Killer has ties to the glitz and glamour of Hollywood royalty and high society. It is a cutthroat world of allure and deception that Vivian and Nick must traverse-all in order to uncover the killer who will stop at nothing to add them to their gallery of murders"-- Provided by publisher.
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    • ABNT:
      QUICK, A. Close up. First edition. [s. l.]: Berkley, 2020. ISBN 9781984806840. Disponível em: Acesso em: 25 set. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Quick A. Close Up. First edition. Berkley; 2020. Accessed September 25, 2020.
    • APA:
      Quick, A. (2020). Close up (First edition.). Berkley.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Quick, Amanda. 2020. Close Up. First edition. [Burning Cove]: [4]. Berkley.
    • Harvard:
      Quick, A. (2020) Close up. First edition. Berkley ([Burning Cove]: [4]). Available at: (Accessed: 25 September 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Quick, A 2020, Close up, First edition., [Burning Cove]: [4], Berkley, viewed 25 September 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Quick, Amanda. Close Up. First edition., Berkley, 2020. EBSCOhost,
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Quick, Amanda. Close Up. First edition. [Burning Cove]: [4]. Berkley, 2020.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Quick A. Close up [Internet]. First edition. Berkley; 2020 [cited 2020 Sep 25]. ([Burning Cove]: [4]). Available from:


Booklist Reviews 2020 March #2

*Starred Review* Snapping pictures of crime scenes isn't art, but it does pay the bills. At least that is what photojournalist Vivian Brazier tells herself as she hustles to sell her photographs to newspapers in between working on her photography portfolio. When Vivian's artistic training prompts her to spot an important clue in some of the crime scene photos taken of the Dagger Killer's victims, however, it puts her squarely in the focus of a very determined murderer. When private investigator Nick Sundridge subsequently turns up on her doorstep with orders to protect her, Vivian quickly discovers what an effective team she and Nick make, on and off the case. Close Up, the latest picture-perfect installment in Quick's 1930s-set Burning Cove series (Tightrope, 2019) is another thoroughly entertaining marriage of spine-tingling suspense with sophisticated and sexy romance. Put this together with a plot spiced with a dash of the paranormal, writing kissed with a surfeit of delectably sharp wit, and a cast of characters that includes a clever dog who could give Rin Tin Tin a run for the money, and you have all the required elements for another best-seller for the redoubtable, remarkable Ms. Quick. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

PW Reviews 2020 March #4

Quick demonstrates her mastery of sexy and sophisticated romantic thrillers with this superb fourth installment to her Burning Cove series, set in the golden age of Hollywood. Uninterested in a society marriage, heiress Vivian Brazier leaves San Francisco to build a career as an art photographer in L.A., paying the bills by taking headshots for beefcake wannabe actors and racing to crime scenes to shoot exclusives for the dailies. When her knowledge of photography comes in handy in helping the police identify the so-called "Dagger Killer," Vivian unwittingly makes herself a target of someone who may be the murderer's accomplice. Private investigator Nick Sundridge is hired by a mysterious third party to protect her, and together they hatch a plot to catch the killer using Nick's special ability to "see things" in visions and psychic dreams. Quick expertly balances the paranormal intrigue of their investigation with the building attraction between Nick and Vivian while making time for delightful historical details. Readers will revel in the gripping mystery and 1930s glamour of this expertly crafted romance. Agent: Steve Axelrod, Axelrod Agency. (May)

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