“I’m reading ‘Can’t Never Tell’ by Cathy Pickens, I just picked it up at the St. Mary’s Chocolate Festival, and I got another one there, ‘Soul Murder’ by Andrew Nugent, he’s a Benedictine monk who wrote a mystery.” - Maureen Simpson, Aiken


It’s another Fourth of July in Dacus, South Carolina, and the carnival fright house isn’t impressing Avery’s seven-year-old niece Emma. That is, until the leg falls off a mannequin posed with a chainsaw. Then even Emma recognizes the human leg bone protruding from the wizened limb. The next day, Avery joins her sister at a college picnic up on the mountain, but the festivities are interrupted when one of the faculty wives disappears off the waterfall. Now, between the owners of the fright house needing help in reopening for the high season and the new widower’s even newer lady friend seeking legal protection of his financial interests, Avery has her work cut out for her. She finds herself following the money as she pieces together a very cold case—and a very cold-blooded murder… - barnesandnoble.com