Police Chief Josephine Zanders has no experience in solving a murder case, so she deputizes Booker as an "Ancillary Homicide Investigator." Cool. Booker now has her authority to follow the trail all the way to Austin, where the plot definitely thickens. Lorraine was a talented artist with an important contract pending. She also was an investor in a pair of Austin businesses. Yet, she left Austin abruptly and hasn't been in contact with anyone.
Back in Masonville, Lorraine's insomnia and her habit of walking the streets at night, talking easily to complete strangers, makes identifying her killer close to impossible. It might even have been a trucker traveling one of the highways that insect at the small town. Declaring the case fully investigated, Mayor Garrett hands it off to the state police.
Booker's persistent curiosity, however, won't let go. And his curiosity almost gets him killed.
About the Author
Texas native Chris Rogers is the author of several novels and short stories, in addition to co-writing business books and memoirs and teaching mystery writing. Author of the Dixie Flannigan series (including the books Bitch Factor, Rage Factor, Chill Factor, and Slice of Life), Rogers has published stories and essays in Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine and Writer’s Digest.