The End of Emerald Woods (Hardcover)

By David J. Walker

Minotaur Books, 9780312252151, 320pp.

Publication Date: December 1, 2000



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.

About the Author

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.