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The eighth annual Depot Days celebration is drawing large crowds to the quaint old station. The buzz of an auction and the thrill of the win. Eager spectators crane their necks as the last antique trunk gives up its secret...Trouble!
Death has knocked at Grace Marsden's door before, but the stakes skyrocket when circumstances cast her husband as the number one suspect in a hit and run. Once again fate sets Grace on a collision course with a determined murderer.
Suspicion raises ugly memories and peoples defenses when they realize their close-knit town harbors a killer. Who knows the secret? And who punched a one-way ticket to the end of the line for Grace?
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Luisa Scala Buehler grew up in the town of Berkeley, IL, a suburb of Chicago. Her parents made the decision to sell their home on the west side of the city. The small bungalow on Victoria Street was perfect for her family: two parents, older brother, and an uncle.
Her first exposure to a public library was the small "volunteer" library located in the basement of a grocery store on Taft Avenue. It was there she discovered Nancy Drew. Luisa realized that this would be her career; not girl detective, but girl mystery writer. About that time, her family subscribed to the Sunday paper and Luisa found another fascinating role model in the comic pages, Brenda Starr, reporter!
Luisa attended Proviso West High School in Hillside, IL where she immediately joined the newspaper staff. Her advisor suggested she try another release for her writing when she continually failed to meet deadlines for the tabloid. Her articles were stirring but they never made it to press on time.
Luisa joined the volunteer Docent program at Brookfield Zoo in 1987 to pursue her interest in animals. An earlier idea, to write children's books seemed to fit with her duties at the zoo. She answered questions from zoo-goers concerning animal habitat, behaviors, type of food, and the number one non-animal question, where is the closest restroom?
After submitting her writing for five years without gaining publishing success, Luisa put the novel away and took up the position of Webelos Leader with her son Christopher's Cub Scout pack. She continued to write, starting her second mystery. She continued in scouting as her son bridged over to Boy Scouts by becoming a trained leader for Troop 562 in Woodridge, IL. In 2002, she signed a publishing contract for The Rosary Bride.
She lives in Lisle, IL with her husband Gerry, their son Chris (Kit), and family cat, Martin Marmalade. In her spare time, Luisa loves to garden.Review:
"Cutting-edge cozy...filled with long-buried secrets, elaborate twists, and nail-biting suspense." --J.A. Konrath, author of Bloody Mary: A Lt. Jack Daniels Thriller
"It has come time for Janet Evanovich to take a lesser seat–to move over for Luisa Buehler...simply enthralling." --Robert W. Walker, author of City for Ransom
"...a fine blend of intrigue, vivid description, and quirky but compassionate characters. Don't miss it." --Libby Fischer Hellmann Author, the Ellie Foreman series
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Book Description Echelon Press, Memphis, TN, 2005. Trade Paperback. Condition: New. SIGNED BY AUTHOR ON TITLE PAGE - Clean and tight - unused copy - Excellent!!. Signed by Author(s). Seller Inventory # 002428
Book Description Echelon Press, 2005. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1590804589