Days later Zena’s body washed ashore, miles from the cottage, a presumed victim of the undertow that made that section of the beach hazardous.
A chance encounter with a local while Carmen is buying supplies for the bungalow causes her to reconsider her belief that Zena’s death was an accident.
When he’s not working or assisting the police, Gus helps his friend Beatice Vossenheimer expose fake psychics with the help of Beatrice’s 82-year-old secretary, and tries to evade Bridget Mulroney, the police PR liaison who has decided to interpret his disinterest in her as a challenge.
This well-plotted series opener features interesting characters, witty banter, and a vivid setting.
She takes a tattered paperback copy of from her mother’s bookshelves with her, realizing she must finally read the novel she has always avoided.
Kim’s troubled mother was believed to have killed her own daughter, but Frances’s book blames eight-year-old Kitten, painting her as a psychotic killer.
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A hand-delivered invitation to Frances’s birthday party, with a note on the back saying “Edgar isn’t well,” brings a reluctant Meg to her mother’s apartment in New York City.
Unfortunately the last chapter is missing, and Susan spends Sunday afternoon compiling a list of suspects, motives, and alibis, hoping to solve the mystery herself before Monday, when she can ask Charles Clover, the owner of Cloverleaf Books, for the missing pages.
This intense debut psychological thriller delineates Carmen’s mounting paranoia, intensified by an isolated setting that echoes that of Daphne du Maurier’s , Alan Conway’s latest novel, home to work on over the weekend.
Conway’s series, an homage to golden age British mysteries, stars Atticus Pünd, a half Greek, half-German private detective in the 1950s.
As she researches Zena’s death, Carmen discovers documents and photographs that don’t tally with the minimal information Tom has shared with her, and is uneasy when realizing it was raining the day Zena swam in the sea.
When Carmen discovers Tom has money secreted in an offshore account, she wonders what else he has hidden from her, and begins to fear that she has married a murderer.