Maggie Lyon has longed to uncover a national scandal, but the dream of investigative journalism appears dead after spending years ghostwriting cookbooks. Returning to journalism, she lands in the Lifestyles section, churning out food articles until she’s asked to cover an exclusive gathering at a mansion dating back to Hollywood’s Golden Age. U.S. Supreme Court Justice Vittorio Scarpia, a polarizing national figure, is found dead in the mansion on Sunday morning! Authorities claim natural causes, and no one suspects otherwise until mysterious visitors, secret societies and induction ceremonies are reported. It’s clear to Maggie that Scarpia was murdered and several guests had motives. Suspects include the host, an attorney, politicians, an entrepreneur and the beautiful woman staying in the next bedroom. Maggie investigates, arrests are made, but has she made a mistake? After reexamining the details, mysterious phone calls resume, old names resurface and a suspect dies before the killer is revealed!
About Patrick Brown (Vancouver, Washington Author)
Patrick Brown is author of Moral Ambiguity (2011), Tossed Off the Edge (2014), Murdered Justice (2017), and Pennington's Hoax (2018). Patrick's keen observational skills, scathing wit and sense of humor shine through in his plots, settings and memorable characters. Having worked in several fields, including the arts, civil rights, and politics, Patrick has broadened his knowledge of human nature, and frequently transforms personalities and situations into captivating stories and not-so-subtle social commentary.
Patrick created the blog "One More Thing to Read" at www.writtenbypatrickbrown