A Murder in Passing

A Murder in Passing

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"This fascinating mystery, merging past and present, brings some little-known history to light and shows that laws change much faster than attitudes..." --Booklist

Things are slow at the Blackman & Robertson Detective Agency. So when Nakayla Robertson suggests a mushroom hunt at the historic, freed-slave commune The Kingdom of the Happy Land, Sam Blackman reluctantly agrees. Hunting the elusive edible, he stumbles into a rotting log...with a skeleton hidden inside. He's intrigued, but local authorities tell him to butt out.

Then Marsha Montgomery comes to Asheville asking Sam and Nakayla to investigate a 45-year-old burglary at her mother's home. Someone stole a rifle and a photograph taken in 1932 at The Kingdom of the Happy Land. Is this just a coincidence?

Then Marsha's 85-year-old mother Lucille is arrested for murder, and Sam knows something is amiss. Is the skeleton that of Jimmy Lang, Lucille's lover and Martha's father, a white man who disappeared in 1967? A veil of betrayal and deceit hides a killer desperate to protect a dark secret, and not even Sam is safe from the deadly consequences of a murder in passing.

Publisher: Scottsdale, AZ : Poisoned Pen Press, 2013.
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781464201493
Branch Call Number: MYSTERY DE CASTR
Characteristics: 255 pages ; 23 cm.


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