Tough, April 20, 2020.
This is the sixth appearance here by my friend and fellow SleuthSayer, Michael Bracken. You can read it at the link above.
Sometimes it's nice to indulge in a private eye story. They can have the inevitability of Greek tragedy. Infinite variations in a familiar pattern.
Morris Boyette is the P.I., stationed in Waco, Texas. His client is Julia Poe and the problem is that her brother and his wife were recently murdered. Not that she wants him to solve a murder - that's the variation. The killer has been caught.
But Julia's brother's in-laws have taken custody of their granddaughter and won't let Julia have any contact. She wants Boyette to find a way around that. Problem is the in-laws are the wealthiest people in town, a family that can definitely make Boyette's life more difficult. And that's the familiar pattern.
I enjoyed this very much.