In the South, good manners (and keen protective instincts) prevent folks from saying what they mean, particularly about extramarital “slippin’ and slidin’.” And backwoods sheriffs still rule their fiefdoms with a strong hand and steady aim.
Sam finds herself deep in the kudzu once more when a lawyer, a family acquaintance, goes missing, then turns up dead. When the sheriff rules it an accident, Sam and Beau team up to deliver their own unique brand of justice.
After her husband dies, Lydia Krause sells her company and moves to an upscale retirement community on Long Island to start a new life. At her first Twin Lakes event, she meets the community’s financial advisor, whom she recognizes as the convicted embezzler who drove her sister to suicide. After exchanging heated words with the man's wife, Lydia flees the scene. When the woman is found dead the following morning, Detective Sol Molina considers Lydia Suspect Number One.
Lydia undertakes an investigation to clear her name. More Twin Lake residents are murdered, and she’s determine to find the killer. At the same time, she must deal with issues concerning her two daughters. Her younger daughter surprises her with news that she’s engaged and planning to move to England. Her married older daughter appears to be having an affair with an old boyfriend, the very person who might be the Twin Lakes killer. Romance is in the air as Lydia and Detective Molina spar then join forces to stop the murderer before Lydia becomes Victim Number Three.
The Dead House, by Bruce Kilstein
A Letter from Legrand, by David Ellis
An Old-Fashioned Villain, by Nick Andreychuk
The Premature Murder, by Michael Mallory
The Double, by Janice Law
The Way It Is (novel excerpt), by Carole Buggé
A House Divided, by Marc Bilgrey
A Scandal in Bohemia, by Arthur Conan Doyle
From Watson’s Scrapbook (Editorial), by John H. Watson, M.D.
Moriarty’s Mailbag, by Professor Moriarty
The Adventures of the Six Napoleons...of Crime, by Lenny Picker
C.E. Lawrence -- The Darker Half of Carole Buggé (interview)
Sherlock’s Big Finish: An Interview with Nicholas Briggs, conducted by M J Elliott
The Roots of the Psychic Detective in Fiction, by Lee Weinstein
BONEYARD, by Marc Bilgrey
BULLY FOR YOU, by Carla Coupe
THE HEREAFTER PARTY, by Paullette Gaudet
THE HOT STOVE LEAGUE, by Janice Law
THE COIN AND THE CHEMIST, by Nijo Philip
THE CASE OF VAMBERRY THE WINE MERCHANT, by Jack Grochot
UP TO NO GOOD, by Laird Long
WE’RE UPSIDE DOWN AND INSIDE OUT, by Jay Carey
VALENTINE’S DAY, by John M. Floyd
THE BLACKHEATH COLLAPSE, by Sherlock Holmes (as Edited by Bruce Kilstein)
THE FIVE ORANGE PIPS, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
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