Sarah Quinlee needed a change.
She sublet a tiny Manhattan apartment,
took a new job, and rekindled her passion
But after accidentally stumbling on a murder
victim outside the church next to her workplace,
change proved far riskier than she'd anticipated,
even for the crime-ridden 1970s.
Sarah is quickly pulled into a tangle of
neighborhood secrets involving an enigmatic
homeless woman, a menacing street punk,
a quirky assortment of locals, and coworkers
with a past. Her perceptive sketches of them raise
some serious questions--and some serious danger.
Unable to resist playing sleuth, despite the profound concern of a very attractive police detective, Sarah is soon up against a killer desperate to hide the crime at all costs.
Research Can Be Murder
With time on her hands -- empty nest and a job that folded --
Emma begins researching old memorabilia and suddenly
finds herself on a unique journey with new people and places,
some illuminating family history, a renewed sense of purpose
-- and a murder to solve.