Rachel Penrose is standing trial for the murder of her fiancé, Steven Moretti, a philanderer of colossal proportions. The evidence against Rachel and her motive for killing him is undisputable. Everyone is convinced of her guilt, except her old friend Jonathan Lighthart, who believes in her innocence and hires R. A. Huber to find the real culprit. Huber accepts the challenge, which puts her and her young assistant, Andi, on a cruise to Alaska, and ultimately on a frantic race against time. Days before the trial, Huber gets a breakthrough, but the villain cannot risk having her testify and launches a brutal attack, landing her in the hospital in critical condition.
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When a woman is standing trial for the murder of her fiancé, her friend believes in her innocence and hires investigator R.A. Huber to find the real murderer. I won’t reiterate the plot here, but will say that I enjoyed this tale set in Pasadena, CA and environs. What first attracted me to this new-to-me author was the Alaskan cruise that Ms. Huber and her assistant, Andi LeJeune, enjoyed as part of the investigation. As I went on an Alaskan cruise just a few months ago, I got a chance to relive some fond memories. The characters, both the good ones and the bad ones, are interesting and nuanced. R.A. Huber’s disarming manner charms people into letting down their guard, sometimes to their later regret. The ending is quite dramatic, but no spoilers from me. I’m glad I discovered the Alice Zogg mysteries and I plan to enjoy more of them.