Sergeant Petra Minx of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police is ecstatic when her quirky boss, A.K., orders her to Nassau to meet the legendary Betty Graceby, a retired Canadian singer and ex-Vegas dancer. The complaints Betty has been filing against her obnoxious grandson Ken have finally caught the attention of the authorities. But why the sudden interest?
Martin, a journalist with a great nose for a story, has heard rumours of a new arts centre to be financed by an anonymous benefactor … and Betty’s fortune has tripled since the death of her husband, Joe LePinto, who was killed in a car driven by her smooth-talking son Cliff. So is money the key, and how far will the Graceby ‘boys’ go to secure their future?
As the action moves from the Bahamas to Las Vegas and on to the Great Lakes of North America, Petra develops a deep affection for Betty and her fact-finding mission becomes much more personal. She uncovers a viper’s nest of hatred, greed, treachery and lust and realizes that LePinto’s influence is as pervasive in death as it was in life.
The dead man’s legacy is a weighty one…
About the Author:
Marion Leigh was born in Birmingham, England. After receiving her M.A. in Modern Languages from the University of Oxford, she worked for a year as a volunteer in Indonesia before moving to Canada where she enjoyed a successful career as a financial and legal translator.
Marion now divides her time between Europe and North America. She loves writing, boating and living close to the water. This is her second novel featuring RCMP Marine Unit Sergeant Petra Minx. The first book in the series, The Politician’s Daughter, was published in 2011 by Rudling House.
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