When Marshfield Manor hosts a charity event, Grace Wheaton, the mansion's curator and manager, is happy to lend a helping hand--until a killer makes an unwanted donation... With the town clock in desperate need of repair, local lawyer Joyce Swedburg and her ex-husband, Dr. Leland Keay, are trying to put their differences aside to organize a benefit at Marshfield Manor to raise money to restore the beautiful timepiece. While Grace appreciates the opportunity to support such a good cause, the tension between the unhappy exes is giving her the urge to put both of the organizers in time out. But after Leland collapses on stage during the festivities, poisoned, Grace suspects there was more going on behind the scenes. Now, she's in a race to catch a ticked off murderer, and, if she's going to prevent anyone else from getting hurt, every second will count...
About the Author
New York Times bestselling author Julie Hyzy writes the White House Chef mysteries, including Home of the Braised, Fonduing Fathers, and Affairs of Steak, and the Manor House Mysteries, including Grace Takes Off, Grace Among Thieves, and Grace Interrupted, for Berkley Prime Crime. She has won the Anthony Award and the Barry Award for her work. A native Chicagoan, she thoroughly enjoys researching her books, especially when traveling to exciting new places is involved.
Praise for the Manor House series
"Fans have grown to love Ollie Paras, the White House chef. They're going to be equally impressed with Grace Wheaton."—Chicago Sun-Times
"Hyzy is a master storyteller."—Escape with Dollycas
"Hyzy has done it again...Well crafted with the many twists and turns that readers demand in a mystery, paired with an eccentric cast of characters."—RT Book Reviews
"Well-reasearched and believable."—Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"Hyzy will keep you guessing until the end and never disappoints."—AnnArbor.com