Disappearing Nightly

· Penguin
4.6
5 reviews
Ebook
400
Pages

About this ebook

Esther Diamond, a struggling actress in New York, seems destined to attract supernatural mayhem.

When bizarre magical disappearances disrupt shows around the city, Esther receives a mysterious warning not to go on with her off-Broadway show. Desperate to stay on stage rather than resort to waiting tables, Esther turns to her new BFF, Dr. Maximillian Zadok, a 350-year-old mage whose day job is protecting New York from Evil. Determined to get to the bottom of this mystery without losing her job, Esther and Max team up with a conjuring cowboy, a banker with stage aspirations, and a flock of fearless drag queens. Also on the case is Detective Connor Lopez, a sexy cop who has a thing for Esther, but who fears that she and Max may be a bigger problem than the vanishing performers.

Since the show must go on—and the astronomical rent must be paid—Esther, Max, and their friends pursue Evil to its lair in their fearless determination to find the missing performers and restore harmony to the city that never sleeps. Disappearing Nightly is the thrilling first novel of the Esther Diamond series.
4.6
5 reviews
Third-party review
It started slow, but picked up speed as it went on. Some parts were more humorous than others. It also didn't go too deep into the nature of the paranormal world, going with the point of view of a mundane - but interesting - female character. Overall, a good story & adventure.
Third-party review
A nice cozy fantasy. Interesting characters. All high drama queens, of course, since they are actors and magicians. This would make a great 30s screwball comedy.
Third-party review
Pretty good! Well-written, fast-paced, interesting characters. It was amusing and entertaining, and very neat.

About the author

Laura Resnick was born in Chicago, and when she was a teenager her family moved to Cincinnati, Ohio. Growing up in a family of writers, daughter of SF writer Mike Resnick, she never thought she would end up in a writing career, herself. A cum laude  graduate of Georgetown University, where she studied languages and linguistics. Laura can speak French and Italian. After college, she moved overseas for a few years, where she studed acting at London Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art. Laura Resnick can be found at sff.net/people/laresnick/.

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