Curly Smoke - Anneke Haagen, Bk 2 Author:Susan Holtzer Fortysomething and divorced, Anneke has just lost her Ann Arbor, Michigan, home and all its contents -- including her extensive collection of Art Deco objects -- to a fire. She finds temporary refuge in Mackinac Court, an intriguing grouping of mismatched houses filled with equally unlikely tenants. In the midst of a winter snowstorm, Anneke get... more »s to know her neighbors in the court, and hears their arguments for and against selling the houses to an office-park developer.
But rancor turns lethal when one of the residents is later found lying dead in the snow, and Anneke starts to question the earlier, presumably natural death of an influential old woman who had lived in the court. With occasional help -- and a lot of moral support -- from her police lieutenant lover, former Pittsburgh Steeler Karl Genesko, Anneke sorts out the jealousies and rivalries in the small group -- and arrives at a dangerous solution.« less