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If you've read previous books by Liz Clarke, on the Shell series, you've met the aunt who raised her. Aunt Ellie now lives in Charlotte, North Carolina and has acquired a mixed breed, very large, shaggy pup named Mutt. While dog walking, Mutt decides he's part bloodhound, and being stronger than his owner, he drags her off the path to the scene of a murder.You will also meet Kathryn (Kat) Banks, members of her family, a local judge who also violates the law by feeding the ducks at Ellie's favorite pond.They attempt to assist the victim's daughter, who has been left to operate the family business, a well-known restaurant. Ellie takes a job as chef in an attempt to catch a killer.

About Liz Clarke

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A sportswriter for The Washington Post, Liz Clarke has also covered NASCAR for USA Today, The Charlotte Observer, and The Dallas Morning News, and was twice honored with the Russ Catlin award for excellence in motorsports journalism. She spent four seasons as a Post beat writer on the Washington Redskins and has written extensively about the Olympics, tennis, and college sports. A graduate of Barnard College, she lives in Washington, D.C., with her beloved Lab, Rusty.
Published December 14, 2007 by iUniverse, Inc.. 156 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense. Fiction

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