The April Fools' Day Murder (Mass Market Paperbound)

By Lee Harris

Fawcett Books, 9780449007013, 272pp.

Publication Date: February 27, 2001




For his favorite charity, the high school drama club, Willard Platt fakes his own murder as an April Fool stunt. But the repeat performance later that day is the real thing. And some, including the next-door neighbor, say he deserved it.

Investigator (and ex-nun) Christine Bennett is haunted by the sad state of Willard's survivors. His widow roams the road at night. His son has a troubled marriage and bizarre secret life. Behind this suburban family's respectable facade, violent passions are seething. For this is not the first tragedy to strike them. Nor will it be the last. . . .

About the Author

Lee Harris is the author of the mystery novels featuring ex-nun Christine Bennett. The April Fool's Day Murder is the lucky thirteenth book in the series, and will not be the last, for the author is happiest when writing. Christine Bennett first appeared in The Good Friday Murder, an Edgar Award nominee. Lee Harris's e-mail address is She also had a Web site which she shares with three other mystery authors. It can be reached on the Internet at

Praise For The April Fools' Day Murder

--Pittsburgh Tribune-Review