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Black Cypress

(A book in the Pat Abbott mystery series)
A novel by

"Bodies and bafflement galore in multi-murderous tale with considerable Hollywood glitter, ample suspense, and breathless conclusion. Nice gory going." - The Saturday Review

Pat and Jean are invited by distant relatives to stay at the Black Cypress estate in Laguna Beach. It seems that one of the Abbotts' less-than-pleasant distant relations, Enid Ponsonby, is being watched with a murderous eye, and Pat and Jean are called in for their sleuthing talents.
As a welcoming act, an expert knife thrower offers Jean a pointy death, which she barely has the chance to decline. The next morning a ne'er-do-well visiting from New Orleans is found on the property at the base of a cliff, having taken a shortcut to the bottom. The Abbotts face a cast of characters whose dysfunctional relationships with one another ensure the case is no walk on the beach.

Also available by Frances Crane:
The Indigo Necklace (set in New Orleans)
The Shocking Pink Hat (San Francisco)
The Polkadot Murder (New Mexico)
Murder in Bright Red (San Francisco)
Thirteen White Tulips (San Francisco)
The Coral Princess Murders (Tangier)
Horror on the Ruby X (New Mexico)
The Man in Gray (San Francisco)
The Amber Eyes (San Francisco)

Genre: Mystery    Get it on Google Play

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Kindle Editions

March 2013 : USA Kindle edition

Title: Black Cypress
Author(s): Frances Crane
Publisher: St. Swithin Press
Availability: Amazon