It looked like a lost cause. Convicted of a brutal society murder in 1956, Lis Benedict had served a long sentence and just been released from jail. Then in a last desperate attempt to clear the Benedict name, her daughter Judy convinces All Souls Legal Cooperative to take her mother's case before the Historical Tribunal. Sharon McCone loves a challenge but has little affection for the cold and unlikable Lis. Then, suddenly, the woman in question is dead, a vicious threat is scrawled in red paint across the front of Sharon's house, and San Francisco's #1 P.I. is following a fresh trail of death that leads back to a wild debutante, a prestigious think tank, and the power politics of the 50s...all in search of a killer who has engineered a fatal cover-up and built a brilliant career on murder.
About the Author
Marcia Muller is the author of more than thirty-five novels including twenty-five featuring PI Sharon McCone. She's been recognized with the 2005 Grand Master Award from the Mystery Writers of America, the Private Eye Writers of America Lifetime Achievement Award, a Ridley Award, an American Mystery Award, and the Anthony Award.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Very good, even a little bit of history thrown in.
If you love Sue Grafton's Kinsey Milhone books you'll love these. If you read these books in order, you grow along with the main character.
This is one of my favorite early Sharon McCone mysteries. Great puzzle to solve (good luck with it!) with lots of clues.