"Fans of Hillerman will love this unique and quirky detective duo."-Leslie Glass, bestselling author of Judging Time A Howard Moon Deer MysteryIn San Geronimo, New Mexico, the rich and famous mingle with the down and out-and the secrets of the past collide with the crimes of the present....Shortly after private eye Howard Moon Deer decides to settle down with his latest lady love, he accepts a new case that takes him away from the homefront-and introduces him to the dangerous passions that drive San Geronimo's thriving art scene.... Howard and ex-police commander Jack Wilder have been hired to investigate Sherman Stone, a man notorious for his torrid liaisons and low-life friends. Rumor has it that he's planning to have his wealthy wife killed. But before Howard can separate fact from fiction, a local hobo is murdered-and then Sherman himself meets an untimely end. Now Howard and Jack must follow a sinister trail of clues that leads them into the past-to the night when a precious painting was stolen and a murderous legacy was born.... "Robert Westbrook is a wise, witty, and wonderful writer."-Judith Van Gieson "Westbrook writes with authority and amusement."-Los Angeles Times "Westbrook possesses a masterful sense of narration."-Washington Post, Book World
About the Author
Robert Westbrook is the author of two critically-acclaimed mystery series, including Ancient Enemy, nominated for a Shamus Award as the Best P.I. Novel of 2002, and Intimate Lies, a memoir detailing the relationship between his mother, Hollywood columnist Sheilah Graham and the author F. Scott Fitzgerald, published by HarperCollins in 1995. His first novel, The Magic Garden of Stanley Sweetheart, was made into an MGM movie. Robert lives with his wife, Gail, in northern New Mexico.