A monthly mystery book club....
Get clued in!
Get clued in!
May 3rd reading:
by Elaine Viets
Join us for a skype discussion
with the author!
.Fire and Ashes the second Angela Richman, Death Investigator mystery debutes July 25, 2017.
Here's a sneak peek at the opening page:
Five fire engines, two ladder trucks, a portable light truck, a battalion chief’s van, and what looked like every cop car in Chouteau County were fighting this fire. Death investigator Angela Richman knew it was already too late—she was summoned only for death. Tonight, someone had died in that blazing building, choked by the smoke and seared by those flames. In Chouteau County, Angela oversaw the body at a crime scene or unattended death. The death investigator reported to the county medical examiner.
Who was it? Angela didn’t know yet. The detective’s call was cryptic: “Luther Ridley Delor’s house is on fire. One body so far. They’re bringing it out. Get over there now.” Seventy-year-old Luther called himself a financier to take away the sting of how his family made a trainload of money: running a nationwide chain of payday loan companies. People—especially desperate ones—knew the slogan “You get more with Delor.” Was the old man dead? Was the victim his young fiancée? Or did a friend or servant die in that hellish fire?