Synopses & Reviews
In exchange for some missed class notes, University of Michigan student and sports reporter Zoe Kaplan agrees to drive drab dorm-mate Clare Swann to her eccentric late aunt's estate for the sorting of her possessions. When the will is read, Clare is handed the mysterious "Black Diamond," a porcupine quill-covered black box filled with seemingly meaningless mementos.
But when Zoe and Clare return to Clare's dorm after a trip to the library, they find the place ripped apart, the Black Diamond missing, and a man with a gashed throat lying dead on Clare's floor-a a man whom Clare recognizes as her father, assumed dead years ago. Enlisting her friend, clear-minded computer expert beneath the layers of a logging family's dark past-and into a present rife with murderous ambition.
"Excellent...This satisfying story includes a surprising yet plausible finale." --Publishers Weekly
"This relaxed, evenly paced mystery deftly entwines a century-old tale with a modern murder, and firmly unites three disparate sleuths in a common goal." --Publishers Weekly
About the Author
divides her time between Ann Arbor, Michigan and the San Francisco area. She is the author of four other books in the Ann Arbor Mystery series, including Something to Kill Fo
r, winner of the St. Martin's Malice Domestic Contest.