Book Review

THE HAPPY BIRTHDAY MURDER
by Lee Harris

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

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A small puddle in her basement leads Chris Bennett to discover a box of her late
Aunt Meg's possessions. Chris finds two letters, one dealing with the death by
exposure of a retarded youth some years earlier, the other concerning a wealthy
businessman who committed suicide shortly after his 50th birthday. Naturally
curious, Chris wants to find out more about the two deaths and why they mattered
to her aunt.

Chris talks to the letter writers and people connected with the dead men and
learns an amazing fact: although the men never knew each other, they were
discovered wearing each other's sneakers. This is enough to get Chris's instincts
going. She is sure that the deaths are connected and that neither suicide nor
accident is involved. With a little help from her friends, she is able to put old
wrongs to right.

Impeccable plotting, a poignant storyline, and a crime from the past are
hallmarks of a Lee Harris story-and some of the reasons she won an RT Career Achievement
Award-and once again she delivers the goods! THE HAPPY BIRTHDAY MURDERS will
mystify as it moves you. (Feb., 256 pp., $6.99)

Reviewed By: Toby Bromberg

Publisher: Fawcett

Published: February 2002

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