Historian-for-hire Wrenn Grayson takes on a difficult client in Kerry St. John. Kerry seeks justice for his great-grandfather’s lifelong heartache.
Wrenn meets the renowned jeweler through words recorded in his tattered journal.
The year is 1946. He writes from the tiny crossroads of Wyatt, Ohio, about the theft of a treasured locket and the identity of three possible suspects.
˃˃˃ The cold case heats up when Lori Hammond arrives.
The stolen locket was discovered among her mother’s possessions after her death. Lori refuses to return it to the St. John family, so Wrenn sets out to follow the locket’s path through history. Next, Lori is attacked and Kerry accused. If Kerry’s not guilty, then who is? That question sends cold whispers from the past down Wrenn’s spine.
˃˃˃ In Designs on Ivy’s Locket, Connie Chappell focuses on the theme of parents and children, separated by death, by theft, and by design.
Though the historian's extensive knowledge has her barreling towards the answers, it's the seemingly dead ends and the detective-for-hire's one-of-a-kind process that'll have fans flipping the page. - Best Thrillers
˃˃˃ Praise for Designs in Ivy's Locket
What a wonderful book! This is the type of book that makes you wish you had no other obligations except to read it.
-- NetGalley ★★★★★
Designs on Ivy's Locket combines humor, intense action, and great storytelling skills.
-- Readers' Favorite ★★★★★
A well-plotted book with rounded characters you love, hate, sympathize with, empathize with, fear, suspect; in other words, characters who become real. And that is successful writing.
-- Amazon Reader ★★★★★
A detective story that will compel readers to turn the pages, thanks to the beauty of the prose, the sophisticated characters, and the gripping plot lines.
-- Readers' Favorites ★★★★★