SUGAR SKULL by DENISE HAMILTON
Denise Hamilton, whose phenomenal debut, The Jasmine Trade,
was an Edgar Award finalist that Michael Connelly hailed as
gripping...intriguing...more than a good crime novel,"
brings back her tenacious heroine, Eve Diamond, in an
electrifying new novel of suspense.
When a distraught father breaks past security to beg for
her help, Los Angeles Times reporter Eve Diamond can't
refuse. His daughter, caught up in the rough "squatter"
lifestyle, is missing -- and Eve, sensing a scoop, wants to
know why a privileged teen from Pasadena would hook up with
the dregs of Hollywood. When the girl is found dead, Eve
suspects there is more going on than the tragic death of a
The search for answers will take Eve from the street world
of drugs and sex to the upper echelon of L.A. society --
who don't appreciate her digging up their dirt. Even as Eve
fights against the powers-that-be who want her off the
story, she finds herself mixing business and pleasure when
she's irresistibly drawn to the brooding son of a Mexican
music titan. For it is in his world -- and in the intricate
sugar skulls that mark the Mexican "Day of the Dead" --
that Eve may find the key to unmasking a killer....
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