Baker & Taylor Surprised by the unexpected arrival of her cousin Thaddeous, Laura Fleming finds herself at the center of a murder when a sweet-talking former boyfriend is found dead, and clues are hidden among the victim's computer files
Blackwell North Amer When Laura Fleming won't go back home to Byerly, North Carolina for the winter, Byerly comes to her. With her college professor husband, Richard, off in England researching Shakespeare, Laura is looking forward to catching up on her reading and spending a few nights out with the girls. No such luck. A wicked snowstorm sweeps cousin Thaddeous into Boston for a surprise visit. Before Laura can even begin to show him the finer points of Yankee life, they're both up to their earmuffs in a baffling case of computer crime and murder. The victim is Philip Dennis, found frozen in a Back Bay alley. To make matters worse, he'd shown up on Laura's doorstep earlier that night with a whale of a hard-luck story. Tossed out by his wife, fired from his job, the brilliant computer programmer was looking for a place to stay. But Southern women have a sharp ear for sweet talk; Laura sent her old college boyfriend back out into the gathering storm. The police aren't buying accidental death, and when they appear at her door, Laura finds herself in the midst of suspects with megabytes of motives for murder. The clue to Philip's death is hidden in his own computer code and before Laura can find it, the killer will strike again. As her small town cousin flirts with big city romance, old resentments and cutting-edge ambitions create a chilling scenario for deadly danger.
Baker & Taylor Surprised by the unexpected arrival of her cousin Thaddeous, Laura Fleming finds herself at the center of a murder when a sweet-talking former boyfriend is found dead, and clues are hidden among the victim's computer files.