From award-winning author Paula Darnell comes this fast paced historical mystery.
Never guessing that their very lives might be in danger, well-to-do women come from all over the country to stay at guest ranches around Reno to establish the six weeks' residency required for a quickie Nevada divorce in 1955.
When a Circle E Ranch guest dies after her Cadillac plunges off Mount Rose Highway, a mountain road between Lake Tahoe and Reno, Washoe County Deputy Sheriff Ben Cameron is assigned to investigate the accident. His inquiries lead him to question everyone at the Circle E, where he meets Mary, an attractive prospective divorcée from New York.
Unfortunately, Mary soon has an accident of her own. In the meantime, Ben's case takes a turn as twisty as the Mount Rose Highway, and when Mary suffers a second accident, he figures that someone is out to get her. Unless Ben can discover who's targeting the out-of-towners, some of them won't live long enough to have their day in court.
Author Paula Darnell is the winner of two book awards for The Six-Week Solution, one from the Public Safety Writers Association for a published fiction book in 2020 and another from the National Federation of Press Women for a novel over 40,000 words in 2021.
A former college instructor, Paula Darnell has a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of Iowa and a Master of Arts degree in English from the University of Nevada, Reno. Having lived in Reno for sixteen years, she was inspired by the local history and found the 1950s, when Reno was considered the Divorce Capital of the World, to be an interesting era in which to set a mystery. The Six-Week Solution, which has won two book awards, is the result. Paula is also the author of two cozy mystery series: A DIY Diva Mystery and A Fine Art Mystery. She's a member of the Crime Writers Association and the Public Safety Writers Association.