The End of Emerald Woods
By David J. Walker
(Minotaur Books, Hardcover, 9780312252151, 320pp.)
Publication Date: December 1, 2000
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Chicago investigator and lawyer, wife and husband team Kirsten and Dugan are working together again to investigate what looks like a penny-ante problem: the theft of $2112.50, donations to the Committee to Rescue Emerald Woods, from the grassroots organization's treasurer. It seems like an open-and-shut case. But when it becomes clear that one group who might take offense by CREW's activities is a powerful Chicago land developer, and that the supposedly small-time theft of the money has been accompanied by some very serious threats, the case gets complicated-and deadly-in a hurry.
Edgar Award nominee David J. Walker's Wild Onion series-which includes A Ticket to Die For and A Beer at a Bawdy House-features two of the most appealing and creative series characters in mystery fiction today, and this cleverly drawn new installment is sure to be a success with longtime fans as well as those new to Walker's fine work.
David J. Walker is the author of two previous Wild Onion mysteries as well as the Edgar-nominated Mal Foley series. Walker, who was born, raised, and still lives in Chicago, has been a parish priest and an investigator for the police department, and is now a practicing lawyer.