Motif for MurderBook - 2006
In the terrible wake of Hurricane Katrina, Carmela has her hands full getting Memory Mine back in business and her relationship with her ex-husband, Shamus, back on its feet. But the reconciliation is shattered when Shamus is kidnapped from their home. And when Carmela hurries to tell Shamus's Uncle Henry, she finds him sitting in his library-with a bullet through his forehead. Her problems come to a head when Shamus's odious sister kicks her out of the family-owned house, leaving Carmela with little to do but hold herself together and wait for the kidnappers to make contact. Getting Shamus back safely is her primary concern-but it's not the only dangerous situation she's facing. As a memorial to the late Uncle Henry, Carmela puts together a sentimental scrapbook of memories and keepsakes. What she doesn't realize is that her altered book holds a clue that could identify the fiend behind the kidnapping and killing. And when the murderer finds out that she may be on to him, he's going to try and close the book on Carmela once and for all . . .
Publisher: New York : Berkley Prime Crime, c2006
Characteristics: 275 p. ; 21 cm