With a new introduction by the author
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K.C. Carlisle and her cousin Kenneth Carlisle both grew up rich. Kenneth is a corporate lawyer in an exclusive Northern California seaside community while K.C. has a storefront office on the seedy side of town. She takes whatever kind of case walks in her door.
But trouble appears one day when Francine Boutelle shows up pretending she wants to write an expose of the Carlisle family, including some dirt on K.C.'s late and highly respectable father. Francine has visited most of the family and is willing to keep the family secrets in exchange for cash. When Kenneth is accused of murdering the blackmailer, K.C. is determined to prove his innocence, no matter where the trail of blood and deception leads.
"Strong, assured storytelling. A welcome trip back to classic detective stories, made fresh with a strong female voice, written at a time when women lawyers, as well as women crime novelists, were changing the way the world worked. If you're a Carolyn Hart fan and missed this the first time, rejoice! If you haven't yet discovered Carolyn Hart, oh, I envy the treats you have in store!"
—Cathy Pickens, author of the Southern Fried mysteries
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Carolyn Hart (Oklahoma City, OK) is the winner of multiple Agatha, Anthony, and Macavity Awards. She is a cofounder of Sisters in Crime. Her prolific career has included the enduring Death on Demand series as well as the Henrie O and Bailey Ruth books. At Malice Domestic, she received the 2012 Amelia Award and, in 2007, a Lifetime Achievement Award. She has published fifty mystery novels, including Dead, White and Blue (Berkeley Prime Crime, May 2013), the latest installment of the Death on Demand series.