2002 "First Edition: March 2002" stated on copyright page; St. Martin's Minotaur publishers, New York; hardbound in blue boards with blue metal foil lettering along spine; very good condition with unmarked pages; dust jacket very good.
Genealogist Torie O'Shea delves into a family's history...and ends up investigating a murder
Shortly after the birth of her third child, genealogist Torie O'Shea finds herself more than ready to get back to work. So when she's asked to write a biography of the late Catherine Finch, a famed 30's jazz singer who was a resident of the small town of New Kassel, Missouri, where Torie lives and serves as town historian, she jumps at the chance. In a lucky coincidence, Torie learns that her new stepfather-county sheriff Colin Brooke-has just purchased the contents of the Finch estate.
At first Torie is thrilled to have unfettered access to all of Catherine Finch's personal documents and belongings. But when she uncovers old newspaper clippings about the unsolved 1938 kidnapping of Catherine's baby boy, she becomes haunted-especially when a baby's skeleton turns up at a nearby, condemned building. To make matters worse, a dead man was found in the same building only days before. Torie suspects a link between the two murders, but could investigating the killings along with the shadowy history of the Finch family finally have gotten her in over her head?