About the Book:
Caroline Sweet’s day goes from bad to worse when the police show up at her job with pictures of her dissertation chairman, Harriet “The Horrible” Hobbly, who has been murdered and posed to look like a painting of one of the early Christian martyrs. They suspect Caroline for several reasons: she is known to have had a strained relationship with Hobbly, she studies Medieval history and Catholic saints, and she works in a bar—Mickey’s Crime Scene—whose owner is constantly under investigation. (No one seems to know exactly what it is that Mickey Flynn has done to deserve all the attention; the rumors range from money laundering to internet pornography.)
Caroline realizes that in order to get herself off the hook she is going to have to find the murderer, so she turns for help to a group of friends from various graduate programs at the University of Texas as well as to her boss; after all, if he’s a criminal, he’s apt to have some expertise, right?
About the Author:
Laura K. Curtis lives in Westchester, NY with her husband and three Irish Terriers, which has taught her how easily love can coexist with the urge to kill.
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