Poisoned Ground (Rachel Goddard Mysteries) (Hardcover)
Poisoned Pen Press, 9781464202247, 287pp.
Publication Date: March 1, 2014
When a powerful development company sets its sights on Mason County, Virginia, as the location for a sprawling resort for the rich, the locals begin taking sides. Many residents see the resort as economic salvation for the small Blue Ridge Mountains community, while others fear the county will become financially dependent on a predatory company. Few oppose the development more vocally than veterinarian Rachel Goddard. She sides with locals reluctant to sell their land and, in the process, complicates the life of her new husband, Sheriff Tom Bridger. When a beloved couple is gunned down on the farm they refused to sell, it seems supporters will stop at nothing to ensure the success of the resort. Disagreement in the community explodes into civil war with both sides lashing out. Can she bring the truth to light before her community tears itself apart?
About the Author
Sandra Parshall is the Agatha Award-winning author of the five previous Rachel Goddard mysteries. A native Southerner and former newspaper reporter, she lives in Northern Virginia with her husband--a longtime Washington journalist--and their cats. She is a member of Sisters in Crime, Mystery Writers of America, International Thriller Writers, and Crime Writers of America.