By Marcia Muller
Deepest eye Sharon McCone gets an e mail inquiring for aid from her emotionally disturbed part brother Darcy Blackhawk. She replies . . . yet will get no reaction. As Sharon digs deeper, she discovers that Darcy despatched his message from an online café in San Francisco, a urban he's by no means been to prior to. Sensing that her brother is in negative possibility, Sharon starts a look for him through the urban. The research leads her to the physique of a girl on the Palace of good Arts, the place a witness had informed her that Darcy used to be headed. Then, as she digs deeper, Sharon uncovers a connection to the unsolved homicide of a tender heiress to a multimillion-dollar banking fortune. Now Sharon needs to race to unravel either murders and confirm her brother's safeguard, regardless of the approaching threat that lurks inside her family.
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It was from Leith telling me not to catch the train. He'd changed his mind. He said to t a k e t h e suitcase up to his apartment and leave it t h e r e and go back to my apartment and wait until I heard from him. So I did it. I t suited me—I don't like to ride on trains. " Sergeant Ackley's eyes were bulging. " "Certainly. Then I got married and had to give up the idea of traveling. " "And your suitcase? " "Oh, Mr. Leith brought it back here t h e next morning. " IN ROUND FIGURES 47 Sergeant Ackley fitted t h e mental picture puzzle together.
F r a n k Millsap . . " he stammered. BIRD IN THE HAND 59 "Yes," snapped Lester Leith, "Millsap, and I fail to see any reason for excitement or comment. " The clerk took a deep breath, gripped the sides ofthe counter. "But Mr. Cogley came here . . " snapped Lester Leith. "Who the devil said anything about a Mister Cogley? The room was reserved for Miss Cogley, my niece. And I want to warn you t h a t she's suffering from a certain type of nervous disorder and any commotion is quite likely to raise t h e devil with her nerves.
Oh, Mr. Leith brought it back here t h e next morning. " IN ROUND FIGURES 47 Sergeant Ackley fitted t h e mental picture puzzle together. " "On my honeymoon. Times are good. Lester Leith employed m e a t twenty-five dollars a day as a h u m a n elephant, my husband a t the same figure as a walking skeleton. When his side show blew u p he gave us a month's pay in lieu of notice; and the apartment's rented until the middle of the month and t h e r e n t paid. " "Well," remarked Sergeant Ackley, "I'm a cock-eyed—" The woman nodded cheerfully.