In this fast-paced mystery, great characters, family tensions, puzzles to
solve and romance add up to great
entertainment. Roper knows what
readers expects and delivers.
Libby Burton is upset with
her great aunt Stella and the condition on which her estate is disbursed. Libby and her twin sister, Tori, must share the house for six months. If either leaves, neither one of them will receive their share of the inheritance.
When Libby trips over a body left with a crossword puzzle on their front porch, she knows she will have to solve this puzzle before time runs out for them. (Multnomah, Apr., 352 pp., $12.99)