A West Virginia detective investigates a marriage that ended in murder in this mystery by the author of No Good Deed Left Undone.
Methodical detective Sam Lagarde knows what it takes to solve a murder. But as for his personal life, he’s not certain how he managed to find romance at his age. The big mysteries for him have always been love and women . . .
All the evidence in his latest case, the murder of Harold Munson, points to his wife, Charlotte, as the primary suspect. Aside from having the means and motive, she’s unbothered by the news of his death. She would much rather focus her time on her potentially Nobel Prize–winning cancer research and on quality time with her young lover. And when another body is found, she’s looking all the more guilty.
However, dogged Detective Lagarde is not so sure. But identifying the real killer means diving deep into the unhappy couple’s dirty laundry and seeing who doesn’t come out clean.
“A well-planned, well-conceived murder mystery. . . . There is so much attention to detail that you’re not reading the story, you’re living it.” — K.J. Simmill, author of the Forgotten Legacies series
“A brilliant mystery that mixes science and suspense in just the right doses to keep you turning pages (and meeting interesting characters) until the end.” —Sherri Moorer, author of the Tanger Falls mysteries