Karen Walker is an ex-homicide detective slowly recovering from the trauma of an automobile accident in which she was injured and her husband was killed when a drunk driver struck the car she was operating. After a year of surgeries and attempts to come to terms with her feelings of guilt, she finds herself living the narrow life of a semi-recluse.
Her seclusion comes to an end when an old friend from college, Clarissa Hammett, asks Karen to help in the search for her missing sister, Justine. Karen agrees, and she goes to live alone in the family's summer home on the coast of southern Maine, which Justine was occupying at the time of her disappearance. Karen even goes one step further and takes on Justine's job as hostess in a local restaurant, hoping to learn more about the missing woman's life from her co-workers.
Conversations with the sister's estranged husband, her present boyfriend, and a mentally disturbed young girl on the beach, lead Karen to believe that Justine's disappearance was not voluntary and that, if still alive, she may desperately need help
"Ebisch has created a tasty cozy with just enough shivers to spice things up."
--Booklist on GHOSTS FROM THE PAST
"Ebisch offers up a solid helping of American cozy fare, and readers will look forward to the next mysterious tale from New England."
--Booklist on GRAVE JUSTICE
In Ebisch's thoughtful . . . puzzler . . . action builds to shocking revelations and a haunting twist."
--Publishers Weekly on GHOSTS FROM THE PAST
"A cozy with a fun and flirty edge . . . a deft balance of mystery and romantic comedy."
--Kirkus Review on BREAKING THE RULES
"Laura is an interesting character-honest, introspective, and reasonably brave. The art background is as complex and well delineated as the characters."
--Publishers Weekly on THE BLANK CANVAS
". . . this fine mystery . . . will capture most readers' imaginations."
--Library Journal on GRAVE JUSTICE
|Publisher:||Williams & Whiting|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)|
About the Author
Glen was born in Passaic, New Jersey and grew up in nearby Clifton, New Jersey. He received his B.A. in political science from Rutgers University, an M.A. in government from Cornell University; and, after a tour of duty with the United States Army in Vietnam, he attended Columbia University where he earned an M.A. and Ph.D. in philosophy. A few years later, he started on a career in teaching and scholarship.
Since his mid-thirties, Glen has been writing mystery novels. The first five he had published were for young adults. The over fifteen since then have been for adults, and have encompassed a couple of different series. His novels frequently have younger women as the protagonists, and along with a crime there are also relationship issues involved. Hopefully they combine some humor along with philosophical musings, while maintaining a spare, fast-paced plot.
Glen is a long-time member of Mystery Writers of America, Romance Writers of America, and an associate member of Sisters in Crime. He occasionally speaks at gatherings of writers' organizations and in bookstores on writing crime fiction, combining mystery with romance, and on the history of the crime novel. Now that Glen is largely retired from teaching, he devotes much of his time to writing, reading, exercise, and travel.