A young barmaid confessed to killing an attacker and setting a fire to conceal that. Months later her dying mother begs ex-spy Phoenix Smith to prove Sheriff Annalynn Keyser’s late husband prompted a false confession. Only identifying the real killer will free the daughter to care for her fatherless child.
Phoenix and singer Connie Diamante investigate but don’t tell Annalynn, their lifelong friend. The investigation takes the women to the burnt-out bar and introduces them to families crippled by guilt and bigotry.
Annalynn recruits Phoenix and her dog, Achilles, to help capture a serial burglar. When someone tries to kill Phoenix and Achilles, she doesn’t know which case puts her in danger. Phoenix must smoke out the killer to save her own and others’ lives.
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About the Author
Carolyn Mulford decided to become a writer while attending a one-room school near Kirksville, Missouri. After earning an M.A. in journalism at the University of Missouri, she received a different kind of education as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Ethiopia. She worked as a magazine editor in Vienna, Austria, and Washington, D.C., and then became a freelance writer and editor. She worked on five continents before changing her focus to fiction and returning to Missouri. Her first novel, The Feedsack Dress, was named Missouri’s Great Read at the 2009 National Book Festival. Show Me the Murder and Show Me the Deadly Deer came out in 2013 and Show Me the Gold in 2014.