Dana Mackenzie gladly helps out when best friend Jillian Brown calls at 3 a.m. after she wakes up alone and finds herself stranded at her date's house. But when Dana arrives at the home of Brett Sinclair she discovers more than a distraught friend--there's also a dead body in the kitchen.
Jillian becomes a suspect in the murder and Dana is determined to prove her innocence. Forced to turn to homicide detective Nick Travis for inside information, Dana realizes that his reluctance to commit to their relationship has reached the breaking point. She makes plans to leave Santa Flores for good.
But first she must find a killer. Her investigation uncovers disturbing information about the victim's secret life and shady business deals. Dana knows she's close to discovering the truth when she finds herself targeted by the murderer.
Will she catch the killer before it's too late? Will she walk away and never see Nick again--and if she does, will it be another bad choice?
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About the Author
Dorothy Howell was inspired to write Handbags and Homicide by her crazed obsession with designer purses. She lives in Southern California, where there is, thankfully, no rehab program for handbag addiction, and is hard at work on her next Haley Randolph mystery.