As this sequel to the author's SPIDER SONG opens, Joanna Bryce and Dina Miller are struggling to create a harmonious life together. And then the process becomes further complicated by murder-Sweet Birch Lodge seems the perfect place to wait out the Spring Blizzard of '98: old; rustic; creepy creaky; home to a bloody ghost or two, no doubt. Or so the weekend guests at the Ashton Arboretum believe, as they prepare for a night of stormy mayhem.In the morning, when the sleep-deprived visitors assemble in the dining room, it gradually becomes apparent that an unfortunate one of their number is absent. Permanently so. Joanna, naturalist at the arboretum, once again finds herself drawn into the world of murder. Although at first not much involved, additional crimes alter that situation drastically.In the end, she and Dina must combat an unknown killer in a desperate effort to rescue someone they love.Exhausted, with nerves stretched thin and anger at the firing point, they also must rescue their failing relationship. Or let it go.Before the story ends, more than one will have sung the Sad Woman Blues.
Used availability for Susan Alexander's Sad Woman Blues
October 2004 : USA Paperback