We are pleased to welcome local author Peg Herring back to the store this summer to celebrate the release of hte second book in her Dead Detective Series, Dead for the Money. Peg will join us in the store on Friday, July 13th from 1-3 p.m. for a free in-store signing. This is a public event and no reservations are necessary.
Peg Herring is the author of five previous novels: The Dead Detective Agency, Macbeth's Niece, Poison Your Grace, Her Highness' First Murder, and Shakespeare's Blood.
When Dead Detective Seamus is asked to investigate the death of wealthy businessman
William Dunbar, he agrees, but there is an additional request. Will he take a detective-in-training
along? Reluctantly, Seamus agrees and meets Mildred, who seems charming if a little headstrong.
Suspects include Dunbar's family and staff, notably his beloved grandson Bud, who
was with him when he fell from a bluff overlooking Lake Michigan. There's chemistry between Bud
and a member of the household staff, Scarlet. Seamus wonders why they work so hard to keep it
hidden. As they try to learn what happened, Mildred decides she must help Dunbar's adopted
granddaughter Brodie, a problem child devastated by "Gramps" death. Brodie feels that
no one on earth cares about her now, and Mildred becomes determined to convince her otherwise.
Disgusted by the fact that Mildred ignores the rules of
non-interference with the Living, Seamus works on without her. Events soon spin out of control.
A kidnapping leads to a desperate chase toward the Straits of Mackinac, where several characters
find themselves in peril. Will Mildred become a lost soul? Will Brodie find the will to survive?
Can Seamus help his host defeat the killer, or is he more hindrance than help? Nothing is sure
except the reason behind it all. Just like William Dunbar, others he cares for might end up
Dead for the Money.