Stabbings, even fatal ones, are not uncommon in Los Angeles. But the stabbing death of Aggie Lasher - a vibrant young woman dedicated to helping others and, it seemed, deeply loved by everyone who knew her - was especially tragic. For almost six years crime writer Molly Blume has been obsessed by the mystery of her best friend’s murder: If she had been with Aggie, would the killer have chosen another victim? Will the killer ever be caught?
When Molly’s LAPD pal Detective Andy Connors shows her a locket found on the body of a dead man, suddenly the case seems solved. Molly had given that locket to Aggie. Still coiled inside it is the red-thread good-luck charm that Molly had brought back years ago from Rachel’s Tomb in Bethlehem, a thread with the reputed mystical power to protect its wearer.
The presumed murderer - a good-looking aspiring actor named Randy Creeley - was found dead of an overdose in his shabby Hollywood apartment. But Molly is plagued by unanswered questions. And though she should be focused on her wedding, only weeks away, she is driven to find out more - about Creeley; about his nervous sister, Trina; about his missing girlfriend, Doreen. About Aggie, who, it turns out, didn’t tell her best friend everything. The more Molly discovers, the more she wonders: Was Aggie’s life snuffed out so an addict could shoot up? Or has Creeley been framed? What if Aggie was deliberately murdered by someone else, someone who is ready to kill again to ensure that his motives stay buried with Aggie and Randy Creeley?
Molly’s search for the truth sends her scurrying for answers in an L.A. tourists seldom see. But closure is elusive, and seeking it can exact a stiff price - sometimes even a life.
Rochelle Krich’s third Molly Blume mystery is irresistible: an inexorably compelling chiller.
|Series:||Molly Blume Series , #3|
|Product dimensions:||4.14(w) x 7.10(h) x 2.63(d)|
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Molly Blume's back and talented singer/actress Deanna Hurst is her voice. A veteran of a plethora of radio and TV commercials Hurst's voice captures both the joy and determination that readers and listeners have come to associate with Molly, an LA true crime writer. Love has been in the air for Molly, and now she's happily planning her wedding to Rabbi Zack. You know what happens to the best laid plans of.....Andy Connors, a detective, appears with a locket that Molly had given to her late best friend, Aggie Lasher. No one really deserves to die, wouldn't you say? Least of all Aggie, a compassionate social worker. Not only did she die but she was brutally murdered, a killing which has gone unsolved for over five years. Her locket was found on the body of a wanna' be actor. However, Molly isn't at all convinced that he's the one who killed her friend. Orange blossoms and rice almost vanish from her mind as she proceeds to investigate and unearths more than she was looking for. A quick paced reading and easy listen. - Gail Cooke