Death on the River Walk
A Henrie O. MysteryBook - 1999
Henrietta O'Dwyer Collins journeys to San Antonio to search for a missing girl, only to become embroiled in a mysterious double homicide linked to the prestigious Tesoros art gallery and to a fortune in stolen gold
Blackwell North Amer
Carolyn Hart is one of America's best-loved mystery writers-a multiple award-winning architect of ingenious puzzles set in atmospheric locales, featuring men and women both intriguingly complex and achingly human. And no chaaracter is more complex or human than sixty-something sleuth Henrie O, whose decades of newspapering have taught her that every fact is susect, but goodness can still be celebrated.
A frantic phone call from an old and dear friend on the other side of the world sends Henrie O to the fabled city of San Antonio, Texas, in search of her friend's devoted granddaughter, Iris Chavez. Iris had been working on San Antonio's famous River Walk at the family-owned Tesoros Gallery, a shop renowned for its unquestioned integrity, excellence, and the priceless treasures it hunts for its rich and famous patrons. Iris has disappeared without a word and hasn't been heard from since. Her humble apartment has been ransacked, yet nothing is missing. And nobody at Tesoros seems to care.
Hidden amid the exquisite objects in the gallery and among the many family members who run the business is a secret- a secret Henrie O must uncover if she is to find Iris. Interviews with the charming matriarch, Maria Elena Garza, who created the business decades earlier, and with her children and grandchildren reveal nothing. But Henrie O suspects that Rick, who is rumored to have been Iris's boyfriend, knows far more than he is willing to reveal. When an unsigned note summons Henrie O to the River Walk, she is stunned by what she finds. An ominous threat, followed by a horrifying murder, convinces her Iris is in terrible danger. Disgrace lies in wait for an old and respected business...and death waits for anyone who gets in the way.
As only she can, Carolyn Hart transports us to a dazzling world of glamour and intrigue, shrouded by the golden shadows of priceless treasure, dark secrets and cruel deception. With an uncanny instinct for separating truth from lies, Henrie O fo
Henrietta O'Dwyer Collins journeys to San Antonio to search for a missing girl, only to become embroiled in a mysterious double homicide linked to the prestigious Tesoros art gallery and to a fortune in stolen gold. 18,000 first printing.