By Judi Culbertson
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It's now not each day you get an inside of peek on the international of a well-known artist.
So whilst bookseller Delhi Laine will get the chance to appraise the overdue Nate Erikson's library, she jumps on the probability, regardless of the mysterious situations surrounding the illustrator's demise. yet as she spends extra time with the eccentric Erikson extended family on the relatives compound within the Hamptons, Delhi can't aid yet ask yourself what rather occurred to the misplaced patriarch.
When demise visits the family members once again and one other Erikson is located murdered, darkish secrets and techniques come to gentle. Left dealing with a charmed relatives no longer rather as idyllic as she first believed, Delhi is set to unravel the murders as soon as and for all. yet digging up truths can get you soiled . . . and Delhi is ready to find simply how some distance a few will visit preserve them buried.
About the Author
Judi Culbertson attracts on her adventure as a used-and-rare e-book broker, social employee, and international tourist to create her bibliophile mysteries. No stranger to cemeteries, she has additionally coauthored 5 illustrated courses together with her husband, Tom Randall, beginning with everlasting Parisians. She lives in Port Jefferson, ny, along with her relatives.
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