A Child's Garden of Death

A Child's Garden of Death

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A childrena€™s book author and his wife investigate an impossible murder thata€™s over thirty years old in this intelligent, absorbing small-town thriller. Murphysville hasna€™t seen a triple homicide since the Indian raids. But when an anonymous tip sends police investigators digging in a remote field, they find three rotting skeletons. One of them is missing an arm and another is that of a child who died with a doll clutched to her chest, the only clue to the grisly murders. Clearly, life in Lyon Wentwortha€™s cozy Connecticut suburb is far darker than it once seemed. A childrena€™s book author and hot-air balloonist, Lyon has a personal stake in this unsolved crime: He lost a little girl long ago. With the help of his wife, Bea, a no-nonsense state senator whoa€™s losing her hearing but not her quick wit, Lyon pursues the investigation even after the police pronounce the cold case impossible to solve. Lyon and Bea will find justice for the girl who died in the ditcha€”or theya€™ll die trying. Richard Forresta€™s thrillers are uniquely realistic, showing ordinary people grappling with horrible crimes. This gripping page-turner introduced the world to Lyon and Bea Wentworth, a husband-and-wife sleuthing team in the tradition of Dashiell Hammetta€™s Nick and Nora Charles. A Childa€™s Garden of Death is the 1st book in the Lyon and Bea Wentworth Mysteries, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order.By early afternoon the equipment was assembled along the edge of the lake. ... a€œIf thata#39;s not a thirty-eight Ford, Ia#39;ll eat it, a€ Lyona#39;s savior exclaimed in glee as he rushed to examine the car. ... toward Rocco and Lyon, and directed his gaze forward in time to see the trailer break neatly in two. It hung from the guy wires for a suspended moment, each half gaping downward as silt, furniture and myriad otheranbsp;...

Title:A Child's Garden of Death
Author: Richard Forrest
Publisher:Open Road Media - 2016-08-16

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