A Novel of Suspense
National bestselling writer of Blues within the Night
Friday, October 31. 9:37 P.M., a hundred block of South Martel. A vandal threw a pumpkin in the course of the entrance window of a home and several other eggs on the entrance door.
The police document learn like simply one other Halloween prank–a nasty, petty act. however the assault is one in a contemporary spate of more and more violent vandalisms concentrating on citizens who've paid thousands of greenbacks for his or her dream houses within the ritziest enclaves of Los Angeles.
Residents are already seething, hotly divided concerning the growing to be variety of historic Architectural recovery and protection (HARP) forums that hinder householders from home improvement their pricey genuine property, forcing them to maintain the normal integrity of neighborhoods the place Hollywood legends as soon as lived. So impassioned are pro-and anti-HARP forces that Crime Sheet columnist Molly Blume suspects that contributors from either facet of the controversy may well perpetrating the vandalism that says new sufferers virtually daily.
But the arson that destroys an empty apartment on Fuller highway doesn’t healthy the trend. this pretty estate belongs to Margaret Reston and her husband, Hank; and the unwell outdated guy who dies whilst it burns is Margaret’s father. Margaret herself has disappeared. She used to be final obvious operating in her backyard 5 months ago–and even supposing strains of her blood have been present in her automobile, the police don't know what has occurred to the lacking woman.
This intrigue all makes solid reproduction for hard-hitting newshound Molly. virtually in love back with the high-school sweetheart who dumped her and is now a rabbi, Molly can’t cease wondering Margaret and Hank Reston and the previous guy whose lifestyles was once tragically, notwithstanding by accident, reduce brief. yet used to be it an coincidence? What has occurred to Margaret Reston? the place does malice finish and evil begin?
In her moment Molly Blume chiller, award-winning novelist Rochelle Krich takes us correct within L.A.’s so much unique neighborhoods and into the dependent outdated homes whose wrought-iron fences and barred home windows supply scant safeguard from violence. Even in a dream condo, lifestyles can flip nightmarish in a heartbeat.
Rochelle Krich is the writer of many acclaimed novels of suspense, together with Blues within the Night (which brought Molly Blume), Shadows of Sin, Dead Air, Blood Money, and Fertile Ground. An Anthony Award winner for her debut novel, Where’s Mommy Now? (which used to be tailored because the television motion picture Perfect Alibi), Ms. Krich now lives in l. a. along with her husband and their children.
Visit Rochelle Krich’s website at www.rochellekrich.com
Praise for Rochelle Krich and Blues within the Night
“Blues within the Night is great. . . . Molly Blume is a clean new presence at the secret scene. . . . clever, imaginitive, and curious–not a lot escapes her.”
“One of America’s most interesting suspense novelists.”
“Molly investigates with either thoroughness and compassion, making this new sleuth worthy her salt.”
–The ny occasions publication Review
“An actual, first-class booklet . . . [that] demonstrates once more why she has received for herself a tremendous position within the pantheon of remarkable secret writers.”
“Smoothly written . . . a captivating new sequence . . . Skillfully plotted, with a lovely solution.”
“An unqualified winner.”
–Ellery Queen’s secret Magazine
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