When a secretary at one of Hartford's prominent law firms is suspected of murdering her philandering boss, her colleagues band together to exonerate one of their own. Each clue puts them closer to the truth but further into danger when the murderer decides to put an end to their meddling.
Small-town gossip can be murder, especially when a ruthless blackmailer is involved. This episode finds Kate and her partners running a fledgling realty office in the Wethersfield Law Barn, an eccentric structure with an interesting history. When a local gossip is found murdered during the annual Autumn Festival, the amateur sleuths are once again asked to discover the truth before a local business owner is unjustly accused, or more unthinkably, Kate's daughter Emma falls under suspicion.
Margo's Auntie May is nominated for a prestigious award at the Mysteries USA Convention at the Hartford Hilton, so she reluctantly attends the opening night reception with Margo and Kate. By the next day, the sudden death of a publishing colleague has overshadowed the proceedings. The mystery deepens when May receives a letter from the victim, leaving her the rights to an unpublished manuscript from a best-selling author, now deceased, and giving her coded clues about where to find it.
Third in the Kate Lawrence Mystery Series set in Wethersfield, Connecticut. A Skeleton in the Closet features the often exciting, always hilarious, adventures of three women of a certain age who handle their complicated lives with intelligence and humor - and solve the occasional murder mystery.
"The best yet"
Number five in The Kate Lawrence Mysteries: Kate's turning 50, and as if that weren't depressing enough, she's about to become a grandmother - twice. Her investigation of a mysterious death at the Vista View retirement complex opens her eyes to the new realities of aging, some of which send her reeling. What really happened to the wealthy, tennis-playing cougar in Building One? Are residents covering up a sex-for-hire scandal? Will Kate's longtime friend lose her job as Vista View's business manager?
"A bit of a downer"