"A treat of a novel for whodunnit lovers. An evenly paced narrative with a plot that throws curveball after curveball."
"Transports readers to 1977 New York."
"Sure to be enjoyed by mystery lovers.
--The Prairies Review
"Brilliant from start to finish."
--N.N. Light's Book Heaven
"A page-turning mystery jam packed with marvelously written characters."
--Kim Janine Ligon, author of Polly's List and Landing on Her Feet
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.
"A rewarding and delightful experience for readers."
"A page-turning, thrilling mystery."
Emma Streyt hated to admit she was bored.
But her newly retired brother puts an end to that
by dropping a stash of old family memorabilia
on her doorstep. Cheered on by her best friend,
Emma enthusiastically dives into these boxes
of antique treasures. But some faded diary pages
convince her that century-old thefts -- and maybe
something worse -- are tied in with their past.
Eager to dig deeper into this mysterious puzzle
by doing some serious research, she settles into a
neglected New York City archive with an eccentric
cast of characters.
But more sinister matters than history soon unfold
there when a fellow researcher is murdered. And
Emma's determination to solve the case makes
her a dead-center target for the killer.