Don't look for graphic sex, in-your-face-violence, and thrilling car chases in this "cozy mystery"—even though the plot was inspired by a real-life grizzly cold case. This thought-provoking and richly detailed novel weaves together both historical and imaginary events, as well as comparing and contrasting conventional with unconventional spiritual beliefs. You see, life radically changed for the fifty-one-year-old Hunter triplets once their mother Carina, the best-selling author of the Inspector Meadow series, succumbed to cancer. She died without knowing that her final wish had been granted in a most unexpected manner. Her three little women took up residence in Thomas House, the Victorian mansion where they grew up, but not because of her best laid plans. Their spontaneous homecoming was prompted, instead, by a grant to investigate forty-year-old cold cases—with twenty-first century technology as well as timeless deductive logic. The two stunning blondes, who are identical in appearance, have achieved staggering success in their respective fields. Charlotte got the nod as a top prosecutor for the San Perdido County District Attorney's office. Emily became the first female police chief in San Perdido County history. In the first book of the series, the drab-haired and unsophisticated Anne, who also copes with Asperger's syndrome, turned out to be—not only a gifted sleuth but also the glue that holds the Hunter family together. So if you are drawn to complicated murder mysteries that incorporate history, the paranormal, music, food, medicine, religion, or dogs, this smartly written page-turner should prove a most amusing and entertaining read.
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Beverly Merrill Kelley, Ph.D. retired from teaching communication courses after thirty-five years in the department she founded at California Lutheran University. She has instructed so many local attorneys, she is rarely permitted to serve on a jury. She previously published three nonfiction books that explore the relationship between politics and film as well as numerous scholarly articles in the fields of argumentation, persuasion, credibility, interpersonal communication, television, and film history. She published her first novel two years ago to which this book is the sequel. She plans to chronicle the progress of the Port Cabrillo Cold Case Unit and the Hunter Triplets in a series of murder mysteries inspired by actual unsolved cases from the seventies and the eighties. A former radio and television talk-show host and frequent contributor to the Ventura County Perspective pages of the Los Angeles Times, she recently retired from a eighteen-year career as an opinion columnist for the Ventura County Star. She resides in a sleepy little beach town on the California coast, accompanies her therapy dog to weekly visits at a day care center for mentally and physically challenged adults, and tutors in the literacy program at her local library. Her only vice is overindulging her two adorable grandsons, Maxwell and Elliott.
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Book Description Get-A-Clue Publications, 2015. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0692514589