A dead body in her garden and a homicide detective on her doorstep...Computer programmer and tole painting enthusiast Aurora (Rory) Anderson doesn't envision finding either when she steps outside to investigate the frenzied yipping from her backyard. After all, she lives in Vista Beach, a quiet California community where violent crime is rare and murder even rarer. Suspicion falls on Rory when the body buried in her flowerbed turns out to be someone she knows - her tole painting teacher, Hester Bouquet. As evidence piles up against Rory, she embarks on a quest to identify the killer and clear her name. 249 pgs.
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