Think "Charlie's Angels" on estrogen. If you're looking for a fun, enjoyable romp, check out Rick Copp's first L.A. Dolls mystery. It won't be lasting literature because it's too "today", but it's an entertaining, campy book.

Twenty-five years ago, Dani, Claire and Tess were hot detectives, the L.A. Dolls. Dani, a Latina, was the leader of the agency. Tess, a redhead, was the wild, sexy, free spirit. Claire was the blonde, elegant one. Their last case, before they closed down because of personal disagreements, was one in which they put away Benito Coronel, an international drug smuggler.

Now, in their fifties, Dani is the Assistant Chief of Police in San Francisco, with a son who is a detective in Miami. Tess, who married a billionaire, is a widowed socialite, with a gorgeous stepdaughter, Bianca, that she dotes on. And Claire is happily married to a pilot, and has two grown sons. Suddenly their worlds come crashing down, when Claire's son is assaulted on the eve of his wedding, someone shoots at Dani's son, and Bianca is almost kidnapped.

Despite their differences, the L.A. Dolls reunite to protect their children. Despite their age, they plunge headfirst into the case, one crisis after another, including Claire's marriage. But, if someone is targeting their children, the three hot mamas will track them down.

Copp's experience in film and television is evident in this entertaining book. Celebrities are an added feature, a part of Tess' social world, from Anderson Cooper to Steve Wynn, which adds to the fun. If you're looking for a diverting, light book, check out Fingerprints and Facelifts.

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Fingerprints and Facelifts by Rick Copp. Kensington Books, ©2007. ISBN 978-0-7682-0962-7 (hardback), 280p.

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