By Vicki Lane
(Dell, Mass Market Paperback, 9780440242093, 448pp.)
Publication Date: June 27, 2006
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North Carolina’s hills are a crazy quilt of old farmsteads and new beginnings, of locals, strangers, artists, and new age wanderers….Here Elizabeth Goodweather has made her life, a still-young widow who moves easily between the gentrified world of Asheville and old-timers in their hollows. But when a flamboyant performance artist is murdered, and Elizabeth learns the amazing history of a magnificent piece of folk art, she gets caught between her two worlds–and in the middle of an agonizing mystery.
A young woman, taking her artwork to the breaking point, has brought a history of unexplained deaths and dangerous liaisons into Elizabeth’s life. Courted by an ex-cop, trying to protect her love-struck nephew, Elizabeth knows that danger has entered her peaceful world. But she can’t guess how deadly the threat is–nor how masterfully a killer can hide....
VICKI LANE lives with her husband, two sons, and daughter-in-law on a mountain farm in North Carolina, where she is at work on the third Elizabeth Goodweather mystery.
" The widow Goodweather is a wonderful character: plucky, hip and wise. "—Publishers Weekly