Prime crime on deadline
When Pecan Springs Enterprise crime reporter Jessica Nelson gets an anonymous tip about a year-old death that might be murder, she's already facing too many deadlines, so the story is low on her to-investigate list.
What's more, she's distracted by the possibility of a hot lead in the cold-case arson deaths of her parents and twin sister, deaths for which she suffers survivor's guilt and a phobic fear of fire.
And time is running out for the Enterprise. The newspaper is facing a deadline that threatens to destroy it—and the jobs of everybody on the staff.
But after Jessica and her friend China Bayles discover the secret identity hidden in hand-crafted notepaper, she knows she has to chase the "might-be-murder" story—whether the Pecan Springs PD likes it or not.
About the Author
Susan Wittig Albert is an American mystery author who has also written books under the pen names Robin Paige and Carolyn Keene. She is most well known for her China Bayles cozy mystery series. The series features herbalist and ex-lawyer China Bayles and her best friend Ruby Wilcox. Albert is also the co-author of Victorian-Edwardian mystery series with her husband under the name Robin Paige.
Date of Birth:1940
Place of Birth:Danville, Illinois
Education:Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley