One forgotten jewel heist. One ongoing crime spree. One tortured detective. And one reporter... in over her head.
Distinguished author Velda Brotherton took a departure from her comfort zone in 2013 with the publication of her first romantic mystery, The Purloined Skull. Now she returns to the scene of the crime with her second thrilling Twist of Poe mystery, The Tell-Tale Stone.
The body had been buried in a shallow grave then dug up, probably by coyotes, and scattered out like a feast for other smaller animals. Crows then fed on the face. Looked like they'd already removed the eyeballs and a couple of them had worked on the tongue until the gaggle of humans arrived. Several of the black birds perched in tree limbs, others circled above, cawing in anger, their wings slapping at the wind.
Dallas Starr and Jessie West work to solve a pair of grisly murders while searching for stolen diamonds and pursuing their favorite pastime... finding love in all the unusual places.