Maggie Detweiler and Hope Babbin #1
On Sale: May 10, 2016
Featuring: Maggie Detweiler; Hope Babbin
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Hardcover (May 2016)
Suspense | Mystery
From the acclaimed New York Times bestselling
author of Still Missing, More Than You Know, and
Gossip comes the first entry in a stylish and witty
mystery series featuring a pair of unlikely investigatorsâ€”a
shrewd novel of manners with a dark heart of murder at its
center, set in small-town New England.
pleasure in travel and new experiences, recently retired
private school head Maggie Detweiler and her old friend,
socialite Hope Babbin, are heading to Maine. The tripâ€”to
attend a weeklong master cooking class at the picturesque
Victorian-era Oquossoc Mountain Innâ€”is an experiment to test
their compatibility for future expeditions.
Maggie have barely finished their first aperitifs when the
innâ€™s tranquility is shattered by the arrival of Alexander
and Lisa Antippas and Lisaâ€™s actress sister, Glory.
Imperious and rude, these Hollywood one-percenters quickly
turn the inn upside-down with their demanding behavior,
igniting a flurry of speculation and gossip among staff and
But the disruption soon turns deadly.
After a suspicious late-night fire is brought under control,
Alexâ€™s charred body is found in the ashes. Enter the townâ€™s
deputy sheriff, Buster Babbin, Hopeâ€™s long-estranged son and
Maggieâ€™s former student. A man whoâ€™s finally found his
footing in life, Buster needs a win. But heâ€™s quickly pushed
aside by the â€śbig boys,â€ť senior law enforcement and
high-powered stateâ€™s attorneys who swoop in to make a quick
Maggie knows that Buster has his deficits and
his strengths. She also knows that justice does not always
prevailâ€”and that the difference between conviction and
exoneration too often depends on lazy police work and the
ambitions of prosecutors. She knows too, after a lifetime of
observing human nature, that you have a great advantage in
doing the right thing if you donâ€™t care who gets the credit
or whom you annoy.
Feeling that justice could use a
helping hand--as could the deputy sheriffâ€”Maggie and Hope
decide that two women of experience equipped with healthy
curiosity, plenty of common sense, and a cheerfully cynical
sense of humor have a useful role to play in uncovering the
Maggie Detweiler and Hope Babbin
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