Author: Pat Browning
Publisher: Krill Press
Copyright: 2001, 2008
One night of investigative journalism has deadly consequences for long-time friend and colleague of Penny Mackenzie, Maxie Harper. Finding skeletal remains hinting of an old crime, Maxie is hoping for the big story that will be her ticket out of small town, Pearl, California. But someone has other plans for Maxie—and Penny is left to solve both old and new crimes.
Already reeling from Maxie’s death, Penny’s emotions are put on tilt when an old flame arrives in town and tensions at home escalate because of her sleuthing activities. Penny surges ahead connecting old wrongs to new crimes. Someone fears discovery and Penny puts herself and her family at risk.
Browning’s characters are well-developed and the plot moves right along which makes this an entertaining read. Browning does a great job spotlighting life in a small town and her characters are very believable. Can’t wait for the next Penny Mackenzie mystery.