A “tour de force” mystery in the Edgar Award–nominated series featuring a writer who not only covers murder cases, but cracks them too (Publishers Weekly).
An exhausted Patience McKenna is attending a benefit at a Baltimore bookstore as part of a ten-city tour arranged by a do-gooder publicist and a mega-rich donor. It’s for a good cause, but she’s more than ready to head back home to New York and hit the sack. At least they’re serving refreshments.
Then, as she’s chatting with a fan, McKenna’s foot bumps the body of a priggish local bibliophile hidden beneath the book-signing table. The deceased woman had been widely disliked, but would a literary luminary have actually gone to the trouble of killing her?
Fortunately, McKenna’s background as a true crime writer will enable her to examine the evidence and help the police turn the page on this case, in a twist-filled, witty mystery by Orania Papazoglou, aka Jane Haddam, author of the Gregor Demarkian Holiday series.
“Sophisticated adventure edged with terror. . . . [A] smash finale.” —Publishers Weekly
“Patience is likably wry company.” —Kirkus Reviews