A New York detective tries to untangle family secrets, a love triangle, and a chilling murder in this blend of mystery and courtroom drama.
A well-liked young woman has been found murdered at the Whispering Pines, an elegant country club that’s closed for the season. Was the perpetrator her ne’er-do-well brother? Her fiancé, who recently changed his mind about which sister he wanted to marry? Or someone else entirely?
The local police aren’t making much headway so a detective from New York is summoned. It will take all the professional skills Caleb Sweetwater possesses to deduce the identity of the killer in this vintage whodunit by an author who “revolutionized mystery fiction” (The New York Times).