Deadly Valentine Author:Carolyn Hart Annie and her new husband Max Darling are looking forward to a romantic Valentine's Day. But before the day is through, no one is in the mood for love: the woman next door is trying to seduce Annie's husband; Agatha and Dorothy L., the store's felines, are fighting; and Max's mother Laurel is coming for one of her quiet visits, which never end u... more »p that way. And when Annie thinks things can't possibly get worse, she finds the corpse of Sydney Cahill, the beautiful wife of a local shipping magnate. Max's mother is implicated and the charge may be Murder One.
The motive for the brutal slaying is murky, to say the least. Sydney was a lot of things to a lot of people--men in particular--and their wives didn't exactly appreciate it. Following in the footsteps of her favorite literary detectives, Annie is led down a twisted path of clues.
The pace quickens afer a second murder and the finger points even more insistently in Laurel's direction. Annie fears that if she can't get answers in a hurry, Max's mother will do some serious time. Laurel's only hope is that Annie's mystery reading will pay off and she can name the murderer...but this mystery isn't out of a novel and the killer is playing for keeps.« less