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DARK TORT
by Diane Mott Davidson

Genre: Mystery/Suspense/Thriller, Mystery, Amateur Sleuth

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When Colorado caterer Goldy Schulz finds her neighbor, paralegal Dusty Routt, dead at her office, Dusty's mother pleads with her to find the person responsible. Of course, she agrees.

Goldy gets a prime opportunity to do some sleuthing when she caters a party
at the home of one of the lawyers from Dusty's firm. Who would have wanted to kill this promising young woman? Was it her ex-boyfriend, Vic, or someone she worked with?

The mystery of Dusty's death grips the reader from the first page. Red herrings are abundant, especially when Goldy discovers that Dusty's murder may be related to her friendship with Charlie Baker, an artist and deceased member of the firm. Davidson ensnares readers with an expertly developed plot and intricately woven suspense. The scrumptious recipes at the end are a true bonus.
(May, 320 pp., $24.95)

Reviewed By: Sheri Melnick

Publisher: William Morrow

Published: May 2006

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