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When Ricki is invited to appear on a new regional talk show to promote her latest book, she declines, of course. After coming face-to-face with a killer while working on her first case, all she wants is to go back to living a normal life, and that doesn't include public appearances. But her agent and publisher have other plans and insist that she does the interview. On the day of the show, the host turns up missing. Once again, Ricki finds herself investigating a murder. This time, things are personal. Old friends and lovers come back into her life. A saboteur lurks in shadow, wreaking havoc on Ricki's career by leaking embarrassing details of her private life. What's more, she was the last person to see the victim alive. Things look bad for Ricki unless she can find the real murderer before she's accused of a crime she didn't commit.
Abby Matthews has always wanted to be a detective. She counts Hercule Poirot as one of her heroes. But since she can't stomach the not-so-nice stuff that comes with solving mysteries, she writes about them instead. When she's not spending too much time in her head dreaming up wild plotlines, she wrangles a small herd of cats, rocks out to old school punk rock, and watches way too many home improvement shows.