The fatal faults of the past can't be buried deep enough to hide them from a friend's heart.
It's beginning to seem inevitable: Pecan Springs' only newspaper is folding and crime reporter Jessica Nelson and the rest of the Enterprise staff are losing their jobs. Whose fault is it? Can anything be done to stop it?
At the same time, Jessica herself is struggling with a secret born from the arson deaths of her family: a debilitating fear of fire that threatens her ability to do her work.
But those aren't the only frightening issues on Jessica's plate. Her friend Ruby Wilcox, developing her psychic skills with the help of the secretive director of the paranormal psychology lab at the university, is compelled to dig up a long-buried secret from her past—and begs Jessica and China Bayles to help. What will they find? Whose fatal fault will they uncover? Can the killer finally be held to account for a long-forgotten murder?
WHAT READERS SAY about Susan Wittig Albert's novella trilogies
--"A quick and thoroughly engaging read, with just enough of Pecan Springs and its familiar faces to feel like you're there in town, but exploring a different neighborhood."
--"A page turner I couldn't put down."
--"I thoroughly enjoyed this adventure and am looking forward to the next one."
--"A very readable book with familiar and likable characters."
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