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A Murder in Passing

(2013)
(The fourth book in the Sam Blackman Mystery series)
A novel by

 
In Asheville, North Carolina, the Blackman & Robertson Detective Agency faces a disturbing reality: no clients. Sam Blackman finds inactivity intolerable, so when partner Nakayla Robertson suggests a mushroom hunt on the site of a historic freed-slave commune called the Kingdom of the Happy Land, Sam reluctantly agrees. When he stumbles across a skeleton, his adventure mushrooms into a case of murder. But it isn't his case - he has no client - and the local authorities tell him to butt out.

Then Marsha Montgomery comes to the office asking Sam and Nakayla to investigate a burglary at her mother's home. In 1967 someone stole a rifle and a photograph of Marsha's mother, grandmother, and great grandmother taken in 1932 by renowned photographer Doris Ulmann. Marsha's visit is no coincidence: The photograph was taken at the Kingdom of the Happy Land. Sam's being played, but why?

When Marsha's 85-year-old mother, Lucille, is arrested for murder, Sam has his answer and his case. Is the skeleton that of Jimmy Lang - Lucille's lover and Marsha's white father - who disappeared in 1967? Jimmy's brother says no; Jimmy left to seek his fortune after Lucille rejected his marriage proposal. But others stood to gain from Jimmy's disappearance.

A veil of betrayal and deceit hides a killer desperate to protect a dark secret, and no one - not even Sam - is safe from the deadly consequences.

 
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Hardback Editions

July 2013 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: Murder In Passing, A: A Sam Blackman Mystery (A Murder in Passing)
Author(s): Mark de Castrique
ISBN: 1-4642-0149-8 / 978-1-4642-0149-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

July 2013 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Murder In Passing, A: A Sam Blackman Mystery (A Murder in Passing)
Author(s): Mark de Castrique
ISBN: 1-4642-0150-1 / 978-1-4642-0150-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

July 2013 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Murder In Passing, A: A Sam Blackman Mystery (A Murder in Passing)
Author(s): Mark de Castrique
ISBN: 1-4642-0151-X / 978-1-4642-0151-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Audio Editions

July 2013 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: A Murder in Passing: A Sam Blackman Mystery, Book 4
Author(s): Mark de Castrique
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon   

July 2013 : UK Audio edition
thumbTitle: A Murder in Passing: A Sam Blackman Mystery, Book 4
Author(s): Mark de Castrique
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon UK   

July 2013 : USA Audio CD
thumbTitle: A Murder in Passing (Sam Blackman Mysteries, Book 4)
Author(s): Mark de Castrique
ISBN: 1-4708-9913-2 / 978-1-4708-9913-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

July 2013 : USA Audio CD
thumbTitle: A Murder in Passing (Sam Blackman)
Author(s): Mark de Castrique
ISBN: 1-4708-9914-0 / 978-1-4708-9914-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

July 2013 : USA MP3 CD
thumbTitle: A Murder in Passing (Sam Blackman Mysteries, Book 4)
Author(s): Mark de Castrique
ISBN: 1-4708-9911-6 / 978-1-4708-9911-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

June 2013 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: A Murder in Passing: A Sam Blackman Mystery (Sam Blackman Series Book 4)
Author(s): Mark de Castrique
Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


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