When a neighbor is murdered practically in her backyard, Cali May emerges from the self-imposed seclusion of her widowhood to solve the crime. Driven by her innate sense of justice and curiosity, she is also inspired by the ghost of a Native America. She feels the ghost won’t let her rest till the crime is solved.
This cozy will appeal to readers who like a brisk pace. Cali diligently scours her Southwestern suburb for clues. The biggest charm of the book, though, is Cali’s personality. She is smart, compassionate, and persistent. In investigating, Cali uses her artistic talent. It’s intriguing to watch her at her art work. A thread of romantic interest for Cali adds warmth to the story. The paranormal element, the ghost, will please those who enjoy exploring the supernatural.
The setting will gratify those who enjoy reading about the Southwest. Not only is the desert landscape featured, but we also learn about Native American beliefs and artwork.
A fun read with an engaging sleuth!
A year after the death of her husband, Arizona resident and recently retired California (Cali) May is feeling old, tired and obsolete. As she spirals out of emotional control, she begins to experience terrifying visions. Burdened not only with depression and overwhelming grief, but now also with learning to live with ghosts, she begins to use her new, controversial talent to uncover clues to past and current murders. Discovering her husband did not succumb to cancer, but was murdered, she enlists the help of Daniel Silvertree, a Native American Arizona State Park Ranger and the only one who doesn't condemn her paranormal capabilities. Together they uncover the truth about the missing priceless Native American carvings, murder, and corporate corruption.