For some reason, I’m attached to Smoke and Mirrors. It’s not one of Barbara Michaels’s most elaborately plotted books, and there don’t turn out to be any ghosts, which is one of the things I tend to like about her books. I think I like it because it’s all set in a political campaign, and I think that that is interesting. Every time I read this book, I’m all I should work on a political campaign! before I remember that the two politicians I really like, my mayor and the President, have already been elected.