Date: 01 July, 1998 — $7.50 — Book
Genre categories are determined by sales, not actual content. Because of this, Kay Hooper has several books which are only mysteries in the vaguest sense. This is certainly one of those... yeah, someone ends up dead at the beginning, which is what draws the Laura of the title into the house of a very rich family, and of course into the arms of its scion.
That's the sort of plot point you can't give away, because anyone who doesn't see that coming a mile away needs to have her head examined.
However, since this is Kay Hooper, she's got to have a mystical aspect to the romance, and the biggest mystery of the book is not who offed the jerk brother but what is the secret of the mirror. (That secret, by the way, is not actually anything especially strange. No magic involved. But it's a neat element nonetheless.)
This is a fun little book, and great for that mindless summer reading when you're not trying to take a nap in the middle of a warm day, and need something interesting but not too challenging to keep you awake.