On a quiet spring morning in May, Helen Lawson and her long-time friend Flo Patterson are peacefully strolling along Oak Street in the heart of downtown Bridgeville. Little do they know that as they are discussing hair appointments and spring flowers, Harley Baker, owner of the local ice cream parlor, is being brutally murdered less than a block away. Once Helen and Flo part company, Helen goes into the ill-fated shop and makes the gruesome discovery.
What follows is a full-scale police investigation that involves Helen in a controversy, pits her against her police-officer son-in-law, and puts her at odds with the town mayor.
In the meantime, a local "bad boy" is arrested for the crime and Helen races against time to clear the young man and bring the real killer to justice.
Carol Guy is a former newspaper reporter who traces her love of a good mystery back to the first time she picked up an Agatha Christie novel. Born in the small town of West Carrollton, Ohio, Carol credits her mother, who used to take her to the library once a week as a child, with instilling in her a love of reading. Carol is the author of the true crime book, A Picture Perfect Kid, which was a 2004 EPPIE finalist.
She has also had several articles published in OfficePro Magazine and Employment Times, and a photograph published in Tacenda Magazine.
She makes her home in Dayton, Ohio.Linda Zimmer
Linda Zimmer, a native of West Carrollton, Ohio, was the youngest person in Montgomery County to possess a library card for the traveling bookmobile. She had an early love for the works of Agatha Christie and has read all of that authorís books. She prides herself on being able to determine who the killer is before the end of the novel. She was the research consultant for a local history book and has ghost-written an autobiography for a local woman.