Public relations consultant Sasha Solomon travels to Belen, New Mexico, to help the small town increase tourism using a former Harvey House as the main attraction. Two factions think they have got the key to Belen's economic success. The train enthusiasts hope to transform the building into a bed and breakfast complete with a restored Fred Harvey restaurant. The equally vocal artists want to create a world-class gallery with the ""blasphemous"" art of Phillipa Petty - an internationally known painter and local denizen - at its centre. When Solomon finds Petty's murdered body in the artist's studio, the consultant's life becomes much more difficult than mere press releases and returns-on-investment.
Pari Noskin Taichert, of Albuquerque, has been nominated twice for the coveted Agatha Award for The Clovis Incident and The Belen Hitch. Taichert's fans are invited to visit her website, parinoskintaichert.com