It’s Pat Tierney’s chance to run her own business, the way she wants to run a business. Without anyone breathing down her neck. She’s done her homework, and she’s found a small financial planning practice that looks like a good fit. Its purchase means taking out a large loan to finance the deal, and she has no idea whether the clients she will acquire will stay with her. It’s risky, but she’s willing to proceed.
The one thing she hasn’t factored in is a murder. Dean Monaghan, the business’s vendor, is found stabbed to death in his office shortly after the sale document is signed. Attempting to maintain her business’s good reputation, Pat searches for Dean’s killer—and the reason why he was killed.
When Dean’s son, Lukas, tries to put her out of business, Pat finds herself living her worst nightmare. She’s ventured into uncharted waters that are teeming with sharks.
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About the Author
Rosemary McCracken has worked on newspapers across Canada as a reporter, arts reviewer, editorial writer and editor. She is now a Toronto-based freelance journalist who specializes in personal finance and the financial services industry.
Rosemary’s first Pat Tierney mystery novel, Safe Harbor, was shortlisted for Britain’s Crime Writers’ Association Debut Dagger in 2010. It was published by Imajin Books in 2012. Its sequel, Black Water, was released in 2013, followed by Raven Lake in 2016. Jack Batten, the Toronto Star's crime fiction reviewer, calls Pat "a hugely attractive sleuth figure."
Rosemary has had short stories published in Room of One's Own, Mother Margaret and the Rhinoceros Cafe, The Whole She-Bang I, World Enough and Crime, Thirteen, 13 O'Clock; Destination: Mystery!, 13 Claws, Passport to Murder: Bouchercon Anthology 2017, and Mystery Weekly. Her short story "The Sweetheart Scamster" in Thirteen was a finalist for a Derringer Award in 2014.
Rosemary lives in Toronto and teaches novel-writing at George Brown College.