(The first book in the Lexy Connor Mystery series)
A novel by Truly Donovan
Lexy Connor is perfectly content with her uneventful life: her Boulder, Colorado suburban home; her bookcases full of mystery novels; her love of good food (the source of her magnificent girth); and her faithful Westie companion, Molly. But then a phone call in the middle of the night sends her peaceful world into turmoil. Tally Richard, a long-time family friend, is looking for a place to hide out. Having received a cryptic message warning that she's in terrible danger, she seeks refuge with Lexy, and pleads for help to decipher the mystery of her true parentage, which appears to be the root of the danger she's in. Lexy is reluctantly drawn into the middle of a mystery straight out of one of those novels she loves so much. Only now she finds herself playing the unlikely role of amateur sleuth. From California and the untimely death of their only solid lead to Tally's parents all the way across the country to Westchester County, New York, Lexy tracks down clues to the identities of Tally's birth parents, and of the determined strangers trying to get to Tally first. Are they one and the same? With the help of a friendship ring, old yearbooks, newspaper articles involving a thirty-year-old car accident that occurred under suspicious circumstances, and a bevy of canines from dachshunds to rottweilers and their owners, Lexy puts her own life, and the lives of those closest to her, on the line to uncover the truth about Tally's past.
Used availability for Truly Donovan's Chandler's Daughter
October 1999 : USA Hardback
September 2000 : UK Paperback