By Martha Grimes
For waitress and cub reporter Emma Graham, tragedy defines the place she lives. Spirit Lake, los angeles Porte, and Lake Noir were held in thrall by means of intertwined crimes: the murders of Mary-Evelyn Devereau, Rose Queen, and Fern Queen; the meant kidnapping of a four-month-old child from the Belle break resort 20 years formerly; and, so much lately, the assault on Emma. And with the coming of an unforeseen customer and a drifter, it appears like the undesirable occasions have simply begun...
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