The third in the series of The Back Bay Investigation, Death Comes to Lake Como takes place a few years after the events of Mystery of Moutai and The Fatal Sin of Love. It opens with Fang Chen and his new bride corresponding with their friend, Ann Lee, while on vacation in Italy. Things quickly turn sinister when a nurse for a wealthy American tourist and a retired cook are murdered.
Ripples of strife left over from the Cultural Revolution in China once again pull Ann and Fang Chen into a complicated murder case. The answers are not easily found by the amateur detectives and take them through a maze of leads across the byzantine network of Chinatown's residents.
Connections one wouldn't expect are brought to light as the investigation deepens, and more innocent people are dragged into a plot motivated by a sinister agenda. Ann and Fang Chen must once again solve the mystery before it hits closer to home than they could've imagined.
Rich with surprise at every twist and turn, Death Comes to Lake Como is an intriguing murder mystery that blends love and friendship with greed and deceit, all in the lush setting of Italy's Lake Country.