A Wreath for the Bride Author:Lillian O'Donnell Famed police proceduralist Lillian O'Donnell creates a new heroine in this exciting series debut. — Twenty-seven-year-old private detective Gwenn Ramadge handles corporate investigations: employee background checks, insurance scams and the like. But when a former client comes knocking on her door, seeking assitance the police can't provide, Gwenn... more » feels obligated to help her. For Anne Soffey's daughter was recently found drowned in New York Harbor, and while the police believe they have found their man, Mary's husband of one week, a grand jury decides otherwise.
With Clark Langner the only suspect and an unindicted one at that, Gwenn has little to go on, until another newlywed is found stabbed to death in her Queens home and a third woman, a bride-to-be, vanishes shortly thereafter. Clearly, the three cases are connected, although how is anybody's guess.
While the police are stymied in their investigation by legal procedure, Gwenn can go where they cannot, using all her resourcefulness and determination -- ultimately placing herself in danger -- to identify the killer before he kills again.
With its absorbing mystery, keen eye for detail and true-to-life characters, A Wreath for the Bride demonstrates why Lillian O'Donnell is universally recognized as a master of the detective novel.« less