Maureen Cooper values her quiet existence within the small Southern city that has been her family’s domestic for generations. Her paintings as a ghost-writer for celebrities permits her to paintings from her huge, Victorian condominium. but if her ex-husband Troy is located lifeless less than a big armoire within the vintage shop he and his father maintained as an excuse for his or her hoarding, distressing complexities mount. Who broke into the shop and searched during the armoire and comparable items? How does Troy’s present love curiosity slot in? What approximately his highschool sweetheart who returns from a jail sentence, and who fathered her son? Will Maureen’s involvement with a neighborhood police lieutenant supply her a bonus in gaining knowledge of the reality, or will he betray her to guard a crooked cop?
Praise for the mysteries of Albert A. Bell, Jr.
Second within the Pliny sequence, The Blood of Caesar, was once named a top secret of 2008 by way of Library Journal.
Outstandingly researched and weighted down with suspense,... one of many masterpieces of the old secret style. hugely advised for all collections. —Jo Ann Vicarel, Library magazine, Starred Review
Hits the floor operating ... a smart and hugely readable whodunit. —Kirkus evaluate (Fortune’s Fool)
Superbly crafted, splendidly written homicide secret ... an exhilarating detective tale meticulously back-grounded with exact historic aspect. —Midwest booklet Review
Wonderful old secret —Bob Spear, Heartland experiences: 5 Hearts
Colorful characters, either fictional and historic, ... show the sordid net of cash, greed and ruthlessness hidden in the back of the facade of civilization.—Suzanne Crane, The old Novels Review