Praise for USA Today bestseller Connie Shelton's previous mystery books:
"Charlie is slick, appealing, and nobody's fool--just what readers want in an amateur sleuth." --Booklist
"Connie Shelton gets better with every book she writes." --The Midwest Book Review
"...Shelton's engaging story, likable heroine, and comfortable prose make this a good choice." --Library Journal
Charlie gets her newest case (the seventh in this bestselling mystery series) when an ill-tempered female attorney hires her to find the family's missing patriarch in time for an upcoming family reunion. The elderly man took off two months earlier to do some gold prospecting in the hills of southern New Mexico. Charlie agrees to ask around but privately she thinks the old man probably just left town to avoid his irritating daughter
However, when she visits the almost-ghost town of White Oaks, Charlie comes upon a body that could be the missing Willie McBride. The mystery deepens and Charlie finds herself hiking Arizona's Superstition Mountains in search of the truth. What she finds leaves her facing a huge moral dilemma and there is no one to ask for advice.
"A Charlie Parker mystery is always a good read." Southwest Book Views
"This is a dandy. Don't miss it!" -- Book Talk
"...a female sleuth with an original slant to her methods." -Small Press Magazine
"Charlie is a fabulous amateur sleuth." --Midwest Book Review
"A good story and a challenging puzzle." --Robert O. Greer, National Public Radio
"Down to earth and very readable." -Library Journal
"Tension is fast-paced in this involving account." --Midwest Book Review
Connie Shelton is the USA Today bestselling author of more than two dozen mysteries. Her Charlie Parker series is based in Albuquerque, and her new Samantha Sweet series is set in the northern New Mexico town of Taos. In addition to her full-time writing career, Connie has taught writing, is the creator of the Novel In A Weekend writing course, and was a contributor to Chicken Soup for the Writer's Soul. She and her husband reside in northern New Mexico with their two dogs. Visit her website at connieshelton.com and get her free mystery newsletter.