The New Year bells have barely finished tolling before murder strikes in the quiet beach resort of Pear Cove in this third book in the Faraday Murder Series. Charles and Carrie Faraday discover the body of Ginny Ellwood only yards from their home in the resort community. Ginny is the fiancée of Norton, Carrie's brother, and it isn't long before police have him targeted as their prime suspect. Ginny was a popular girl - everyone liked her. No one would think she had an enemy in the world...but then, who murdered her?
Twenty-three years ago, local actress Danielle Moyer vanished after starring in a play at the Bayside Theater. Her body was never found. Now the specter of her ghost has returned to haunt the Bayside Theater or - so it seems. A series of pranks is plaguing the theater, and someone is leaving bizarre clues in the abandoned Moyer cabin. Door County Gazette reporter Leigh Girard, who's writing an article on the theater, chalks the pranks up to theatrical hijinks.
After a disastrous foul up in Boothenay's latest time-travel adventure, her long-time love, a traveler himself, has called their relationship quits. And, as if getting dumped isn't bad enough, she and her dog McDuff are inadvertently kidnapped, hijacked away to an alternate America that for all her extra abilities she never guessed existed. Boothenay soon finds herself embroiled in a strange mixture of family feud, political brouhaha and the fight over ownership of an immensely valuable energy source.
On the pivotal edge of the 20th century, the beautiful and determined Ivey Rose Grady falls in love with the captain and owner of a steamboat. Things go horribly wrong - not at all as she wished in her young, innocent dreams. Into the story strides her younger brother, Jody Lee, a nearly perfect replica of his grandfather, Jack Grady, only bigger. The young man deals out his own very special brand of justice to those who would harm his beloved sister.
On a cold dark evening on February 6, 2000, what was called the Millennium year, around five pm, Rosie was getting ready to prepare the teatime meal before going out that evening. She was heading off into Edinburgh to meet up with other dance associates, who all belonged to the regular dancing core she met up with on a weekly basis to learn to dance.