When former army medic Tony Dozier is accused of killing a member of the hate group that disrupted his wife's funeral, the prosecution charges premeditated murder and the defense claims temporary insanity. Former marine Death Bogart and auctioneer Wren Morgan think there's more to the story.Read more...
When former army medic Tony Dozier is accused of killing a member of the hate group that disrupted his wife's funeral, the prosecution charges premeditated murder and the defense claims temporary insanity. Former marine Death Bogart and auctioneer Wren Morgan think there's more to the story.
They're both led to the long-abandoned Hadleigh House, where Wren begins preparing the contents for auction but ends up searching for the story behind an antique sketchbook. As Wren uncovers the century-old tale of a World War I soldier and his angel, Death finds a set of truths that will change...or end...their lives.
"Well-drawn characters, multiple plot lines, surprising plot twists."—Booklist
"Ross' sleuthing pair again faces a present-day murder steeped in historical detail."—Kirkus Reviews
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2016-12-19
- Reviewer: Staff
In Rosss charming third mystery featuring Death (pronounced Deeth) Bogart, a wounded ex-Marine, and his auctioneer girlfriend, Wren Morgan (after 2016s Death and the Brewmasters Widow), a murder victim turns out to be the son of the founder of a hate-preaching church, sent by his father to infiltrate a mosque in East Bledsoe Ferry, Mo. When another wounded vet, who threatened the victim earlier, is arrested, Death sets out to prove his innocence. Meanwhile, a second (and more interesting) mystery emerges when Wren finds an old sketchbook filled with artists drawings and she tries to trace its origin. When the couple see a horror film, Wren cant resist detailing what the wimpy actresses could have done instead of going into the basement or garden or wherever the undead killer is waiting. Coincidentally, she later puts those skills into practice when the killer comes after her. The amusing banter between Death and Wren more than compensates for the plot contrivances. Agent: Janet Reid, FinePrint Literary Management. (Feb.)