Fremont Jones and her partner, Michael Kossoff, return to Boston to tend to Fremont's gravely ill father. Suffering from a malady t even his doctor can diagse, her father dies shortly after her arrival. Fremont is certain her stepmother somehow caused her father's death. Michael questions Fremont's suspicions, until a violent death triggers an investigation that draws upon childhood memories and fears.
Dianne Day spent her early years in the Mississippi Delta before moving to the San Francisco Bay Area. She now lives in Pacific Grove, California, where she is at work on a novel of suspense based on the life of Clara Barton. Fremont Jones has appeared in five previous mysteries: The Strange Files of Fremont Jones, which won the Macavity Award for Best First Novel, Fire and Fog, The Bohemian Murders, Emperor Norton's Ghost, and most recently, Death Train to Boston.