An Innovative Murder for the Season
By Deborah DR Kralich
A massive flood threatens as the Christmas season dawns in the Houston Galveston area. People living there don’t expect a white Christmas but they hope for a dry Christmas.
It is hot, humid and floodwaters everywhere have trapped people in inconvenient and dangerous situations.
At a small specialty store in a high income community, a dozen or so people are trapped for 3 days and 2 nights. On the surface most appear to be strangers caught at random.
Then there is a murder and it turns out the only real stranger among them is a detective whose presence is hardly coincidental.
Set in 1982, this a classic mystery in the tradition of Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None and the first in a series featuring a 1980s detective who is the great grandson of a famous Texas lawman from the 1900s. The free and easy 80s are a sharp contrast to the world his ancestor lived in but Lt. Sinclair Plate finds murder is just as common.
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