The first book in this nearly-cozy mystery series by USA Today bestselling author Connie Shelton introduces Albuquerque CPA Charlotte "Charlie" Parker. Charlie and her trusty sidekick dog handle the business side of RJP Investigations while her brother, Ron, does the detecting. When Ron is out of town, however, Stacy North, who eloped with Charlie's fiance, Brad, 10 years earlier, comes calling, hoping to hire someone to find her missing Rolex watch. Charlie reluctantly takes the case and soon locates the watch. Stacy, it turns out, had been having an affair. Soon the lover is dead, and Stacy is an obvious suspect. Charlie sticks with the case and finds herself involved with still more murder.
Includes new foreword from the author upon the 20th anniversary of first publication of this ongoing series' first title.
Praise for Connie Shelton's other mysteries:
"Connie Shelton gets better with every book she writes." --The Midwest Book Review
"An auspicious debut " -- I Love a Mystery newsletter
"An impressive debut mystery." --Albuquerque Journal
"This is a dandy. Don't miss it." -- Book Talk
"Down to earth and very readable." --Library Journal
"Charlie is slick, appealing, and nobody's food--just what readers want in an amateur sleuth." --Booklist