In the fifth R&P Labs Mystery, a bachelor party camping trip takes an unexpected turn when the participants discover they are sharing their campsite with a skeleton -- a biologist who was murdered three decades earlier.
As the R&P staff -- Rob, Phil, Ellis, Virginia and Mitch -- are drawn into the ensuing homicide investigation, witness after witness disappears, reputations are smeared and they begin to wonder if some things would have been better left buried.
About the Author
Cynthia E. Hurst is the author of the R&P Labs Mysteries, featuring five Seattle scientists with a talent for solving mysteries matched only by their ability to stumble over them in the first place. The Zukie Merlino Mysteries are a spinoff of these, with the main character first appearing in the R&P short story 'Halfbaked'.
Like her characters, Cynthia grew up in Seattle, then earned a degree in journalism and worked on several newspapers and magazines in the US and UK. The R&P books are based on her time spent in the small research lab where her parents both worked, and many of the R&P staff's projects are ones actually undertaken by the lab. The Zukie books were inspired by her Italian relatives. In both cases, the murders remain fictional.