Boston private eye Spenser and his sidekick, Hawk, follow a con man's schemes on cable news shows and within police precincts in the wake of an elaborate double cross that has victimized a smitten woman as well as a cache of investors, cops and paramilitary contractors.
A latest entry in the series by the best-selling author of Murder in Morningside Heights investigates the murder of a newsboy against the backdrop of the victim's brother's account of a young society woman whose penchant for risky behaviors implicates several suspects in and out of her family.
When a landslide in the dark days of a Shetland winter destroys a house in which the body of a mysterious woman in a red silk dress is found, Jimmy Perez becomes obsessed with identifying the woman and discovering how she actually died.
Clashing with an arrogant local writer whose best-selling memoir is being turned into a documentary, private investigator Sarah Booth Delaney is hired by the film crew to discern the truth about the writer's story only to find herself targeted by someone who would kill to protect a long-held secret.
When she stumbles upon an abandoned wing of Honeychurch Hall--and the dead body of a young woman dressed in an Egyptian toga--Kat Stanford must find a killer among those who live at the Hall--both upstairs and down--as well as those who are just passing through. Includes one family tree.
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