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In Plain Sight(1996)
(The third book in the Robin Light series)
A novel by Barbara Block
It's raining in Syracuse. Amateur sleuth Robin Light half-wishes her pet store, Noah's Ark, would just get up and float away - business is that bad. But just when she thinks she's sold her last macaw, two clients come calling. The first one needs protection from a brutish husband; the other needs protection from bats. Although she knows that bats are basically harmless and only some husbands are dangerous, Robin takes the cases. A bad marriage has turned Marsha Pennington from a bubbly blond to an overweight, unhappy woman. Her husband Merlin, a bat exterminator, has been systematically draining the life out of her for years. Just out of spite, Merlin is threatening to take away Marsha's pride and joy. She simply can't live without Pooh and Po, her twin Shihtzus. Maybe that's why she's found dead only days after enlisting Robin's help. Who would want to murder a lonely, soft-hearted woman who didn't seem to be a real threat to anyone? A visit to Merlin raises more questions than Robin can answer...and reveals more intimate secrets about the Penningtons than she ever wanted to know. Soon, a startling series of clues and suspects begins materializing right before her eyes. But it isn't until after Robin receives a mysterious invitation to a secluded farm that the solution becomes clear. Only by then, it may be too late: Robin has already been marked for certain extinction by a vicious killer who waits...in plain sight.
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July 1996 : USA Hardback
July 1997 : USA Mass Market Paperback
August 1997 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition