Jericho Cay by Kathryn R. Wall
A Bay Tanner Mystery (Bay Tanner Mysteries)

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While restoring her Hilton Head home after a brush with a hurricane, PI Bay Tanner reluctantly accepts bestselling true-crime writer Winston Wolfe as a client. Arrogant and secretive, Wolfe is researching the cold-case disappearance of reclusive millionaire Morgan Tyler Bell from his secluded private island off the South Carolina coast. Adding to the mystery, Bell’s personal assistant vanished as well. But what has Bay’s investigative antennae quivering is the apparent suicide at the time of Bell’s longtime housekeeper. After viewing the scene inside the millionaire’s abandoned mansion on Jericho Cay, Bay isn’t so sure she should’ve taken the case.

Bay’s husband and new employee is hot to pursue the inquiry. A former sheriff’s deputy, Red would like nothing better than to solve the one case his old boss has never been able to close. But as Wolfe’s behavior becomes more and more bizarre, Bay is torn between her desire to earn her hefty fee and her fear that something much more sinister is going on just below the surface. Is Bell dead or alive? And who is the elusive man in the red baseball cap who just may hold the answers to all her questions?

While dealing with another tragedy that strikes at the heart of her family, Bay Tanner must dig beneath the lies and evasions that threaten all she holds dear—and her own life as well.

Jericho Cay is filled with Southern charm and local color, making it a terrific addition to Kathryn R. Wall’s sultry Lowcountry series, one of the most absorbing on bookshelves today.   


 

About Kathryn R. Wall

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Kathryn R. Wall, the author of ten previous Bay Tanner mysteries, lives with her husband, in Hilton Head, South Carolina, where she is currently at work on the next in the series.
 
Published April 26, 2011 by Minotaur Books. 320 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Ever since a hurricane hit the Palmetto State, Bay Tanner has been busy overseeing the restoration of her Hilton Head dwelling along with her family home that houses her half sister Julia (Canaan's Gate, 2010, etc.), her caregiver Elizabeth Shelly and Bay's beloved housekeeper Lavinia.

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In Wall's tantalizing 11th mystery set in South Carolina's Lowcountry (after 2010's Canaan's Gate), inquiry agent Bay Tanner takes on a celebrity client, true crime writer Winston Wolfe, who's looking into the two-year-old disappearance of reclusive millionaire Morgan Tyler Bell.

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A celebrated author of true-crime books contacts Bay to investigate the cold-case disappearance of a megamillionaire from his glass palace on a private island near Hilton Head.

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