The Cinco de Mayo Murder (Christine Bennett Series #17)

The Cinco de Mayo Murder (Christine Bennett Series #17)

by Lee Harris

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When Christine Bennett is invited on a sightseeing trip to Arizona, she jumps at the chance for a little adventure. But the excursion reminds her of a former high school classmate, Heinz Gruner, who died twenty years earlier on Cinco de Mayo while hiking Picacho Peak near Tucson. Chris decides to contact Heinz’s mother, who has been wondering all these years how her beloved son, an experienced hiker, plunged to his death. Her one wish is to find out the truth–whether it was an accident, as the police report claimed, or murder.

So Chris begins sleuthing–tracking down anyone and everyone connected to her old classmate. Determined to unravel a mystery, if there is indeed one to unravel, Chris will stop at nothing to uncover the dire secrets that exist about that fateful day in May.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780345475978
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 08/29/2006
Series: Christine Bennett Series , #17
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.80(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Lee Harris is the author of the mystery novels featuring ex-nun Christine Bennett, who first appeared in The Good Friday Murder, an Edgar Award nominee that was adapted in 2004 as a TV movie entitled Murder Without Conviction. Harris also writes the Manhattan Mystery series, which debuted with Murder in Hell’s Kitchen and continued with Murder in Alphabet City and Murder in Greenwich Village. In 2001, she received the Romantic Times Career Achievement Award for her distinguished contribution to crime writing.

Lee Harris’s e-mail address is She also has a website that she shares with three other mystery authors, and it can be found at

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In the years since I was released from my vows at St. Stephen's Convent, I have learned to expect almost anything when the phone rings. I have received the usual good news and bad news that is part of everyone's life, and in addition I have heard extraordinary and frightening messages. Last year someone called to say that a murder would take place, after which I heard a gunshot.

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