Mystery. In March 2012, 63-year-old Baltimore police consultant Roberto "Sandy" Sanchez, a retired cop, looks into a cold case from years earlier that involves convicted felon Felix Brewer and the women in his life. On July 4, 1976, Felix disappeared in order to avoid prison, leaving behind his beloved wife, Bambi, three adored daughters, and a young mistress, Julie Saxony. Sandy wants to solve the murder of Julie, who disappeared in 1986 and whose body was found in a park near Bambi's childhood home years later. But to get at the truth, he must unravel a tangled web of bitterness, jealousy, and greed that spans decades. Laura Lippman fans who'd like to branch out might like Henning Mankell's Kurt Wallander mysteries; like Lippman's work, this Scandinavian series is compelling and character-driven.