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From one of the most original writers in crime fiction comes a diabolical mystery wrapped in Hollywood tinsel. When reclusive, retired silver screen actress Barbara Lace dies in her bed, only the young widower of Cedarville suspects a crime. But Samson Delaware has always been something of an outsider, and his wife's death hasn't exactly improved his reputation. In fact, the local gossipmongers think he might be losing his mind. Their bless-your-heart manners can't disguise their distrust, which makes his amateur attempts at an investigation even more difficult. When Lace's assistant is found decidedly murdered, the town starts to change its tune, though, and soon Samson finds himself in the thick of an improbable chase. Hollywood hotshots and small-town law enforcement make strange bedfellows--especially when secrets are getting women killed.
About the Author
Erica Wright's debut crime novel The Red Chameleon was one of O, The Oprah Magazine's Best Books of Summer 2014. The Granite Moth was called "brisk, dark, slinky" by USA Today and was a 2016 Silver Falchion Award Finalist. Her latest novel, The Blue Kingfisher, is a "vividly told tale studded with wry wit" (Publishers Weekly). She is also the author of two poetry collections, Instructions for Killing the Jackal and All the Bayou Stories End with Drowned. She is a senior editor at Guernica Magazine as well as an editorial board member for Alice James Books. She grew up in Wartrace, TN and received her B.A. from New York University and her M.F.A. from Columbia University. She now lives in Washington, DC. Visit her online at www.ericawright.org or @eawright.