When the storm dies down after the death of her aunt Jenny and the suicide of her cousin Cate, Marlo attempts to get on with her life. But when she discovers the body of a tramp bludgeoned to death in a local park, her grief emerges raw and fresh. Reluctant to get drawn into the investigation of another death, Marlo finds she has no choice when the police point the finger at her boss and friend of many years, Harold. Perhaps in solving this new mystery, she will at last be able to put her own ghosts to rest.
Carolyn Morwood lives in Melbourne, Australia. Her poetry and short stories have been published in the UK and Australia, and her first novel, The Blessing File (TWP 1998), won the Tom Howard Mystery Novel Contest. The Women's Press published the first Marlo Shaw mystery, An Uncertain Death, in 1999.