Multiple Exposure

A Sophie Medina Mystery

By Ellen Crosby
(Scribner, Hardcover, 9781451659283, 320pp.)

Publication Date: August 6, 2013

Other Editions of This Title: Paperback

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When photojournalist Sophie Medina returns to London from an overseas assignment, she discovers that her husband, Nick, a geologist and covert CIA operative, has been abducted. Three months later she is shocked when a friend in the British government says Nick has been spotted in Moscow and is not only a suspect in his boss’s murder but also potentially involved in illicit Russian oil deals. With her every step now closely watched, Sophie moves to Washington, D.C., to be with her family and friends.

There, Sophie is drawn deeper into Nick’s shadowy world. While photographing an exhibit of two never-before-seen Fabergé imperial eggs at the National Gallery of Art, Sophie is confronted by a Russian oil tycoon, implicating her husband in an international energy scheme. On the run from Nick’s enemies, Sophie plays a high-stakes game of Russian roulette as she tries to determine friend from foe and prove her husband’s innocence.

Weaving together political intrigue, art history, and international espionage, the fast-paced Multiple Exposure is the thrilling first installment in an exciting new series.

About the Author

Ellen Crosby is the author of six books in the Virginia wine country mystery series: The Viognier Vendetta, The Riesling Retribution, The Bordeaux Betrayal, The Chardonnay Charade, and The Merlot Murders. She also wrote Moscow Nights, a stand-alone novel published in London. A former freelance reporter for The Washington Post and the Moscow correspondent for ABC Radio News, Crosby lives in Virginia with her family. Learn more about her at


Praise For Multiple Exposure

"This one is right up my alley --- Faberge eggs, Russians, and political intrigue --- all of which keeps you absolutely intrigued, ready for the gut punch. Ellen Crosby certainly has a talent for making the conventional wholly unconventional. You're going to enjoy this one."
-Steve Berry

eoeEllen Crosby, author of the popular Virginia wine country mysteries, serves up a potent cocktail of suspense and international intrigue in her newest novel. Multiple Exposure will delight the author's many fans, and draw many new readers into an absorbing world of shadows and deceit.e
-Daniel Stashower

"Ellen Crosby has segued from wine to international espionage without missing a beat. Her new book combines old-fashioned deduction with up-to-the-minute spycraft and gives us, in Sophie Medina, a doughty heroine who will be charming readers for years to come."
-Louis Bayard

eoeAfter her husband is kidnapped, intrepid photojournalist Sophie Medina finds the focus zoomed in on her personal life. Multiple Exposure kicks off a cracking new series where high society meets high-stakes international intrigue.e
-Erin Hart

eoeMultiple Exposure is a terrific, fast-paced mystery featuring a savvy photo-journalist, international intrigue, and the captivating world of D.C. wheeling and dealing. Ellen Crosbye(TM)s depiction of our natione(TM)s capital is pitch perfect. Heroine Sophie Medinae(TM)s determination to solve the mystery her husbande(TM)s disappearance will captivate you from the first pages.e
-Allison Leotta

eoeMultiple Exposure is a gem of a novel. It's got everything you want from a thriller: Characters you love, a plot that is at once fascinating and startling, and settings that are so real you can smell them. This is Ellen Crosby at her very best!e
-John Gilstrap

"Crosby introduces photojournalist Sophie Medina in this assured tale of love, loss, and secret agendas, the first in a new series, [which]...offers a complex portrait of our natione(TM)s capital, with its historic beauty and roiling underbelly of deceit and danger."
-Publishers Weekly

"A solid thriller."

"Fantastic! You are sucked in from the very beginning. With a globe-trotting mystery, a great heroine and a possible international scandal, the story will have you eagerly anticipating the next book." (4.5 stars)
-Jennifer Wilson

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