In exchange for some missed class notes, University of Michigan student and sports reporter Zoe Kaplan agrees to drive drab dorm-mate Clare Swann to her eccentric late aunt's estate for the sorting of her possessions. When the will is read, Clare is handed the mysterious "Black Diamond," a porcupine quill-covered black box filled with seemingly meaningless mementos.
But when Zoe and Clare return to Clare's dorm after a trip to the library, they find the place ripped apart, the Black Diamond missing, and a man with a gashed throat lying dead on Clare's floor-a a man whom Clare recognizes as her father, assumed dead years ago. Enlisting her friend, clear-minded computer expert beneath the layers of a logging family's dark past-and into a present rife with murderous ambition.
|Publisher:||St. Martin's Press|
|Series:||Mysteries Featuring Anneke Haagen at the University of Michigan Series , #4|
|Product dimensions:||4.25(w) x 6.75(h) x 0.84(d)|
About the Author
Susan Holtzer divides her time between Ann Arbor, Michigan and the San Francisco area. She is the author of four other books in the Ann Arbor Mystery series, including Something to Kill For, winner of the St. Martin's Malice Domestic Contest.
What People are Saying About This
Black Diamond is susan Holtzer's best novel yet. By layering a hundred-year-old mystery on top of a contemporary murder, she gives us a fresh vision of female friendships and lifts herself into the front ranks of present-day mystery writers. These women will resonate in your mind long after you've finished the book.