Sunday, July 13. 1:46 A.M. Near Lookout Mountain and Laurel Canyon. An unidentified woman in her twenties, wearing a nightgown, was the victim of a hit-and-run accident that left her unconscious and seriously injured. There were no witnesses. So reads the report on the accident off Mulholland Drive in Molly Blumeas Crime Sheet column for a weekly Los Angeles tabloid. Just another small L.A. tragedy, soon forgotten. But the image of the young woman in her nightgown stumbling along a dark, winding road is one Molly, a freelance true-crime writer, cannot shake. In fact, it draws her to a bedside in intensive care, where the victim whispers to her three names: Robbie, Max, and Nina. Itas not a smoking gun, but is sufficient to reinforce Mollyas gut instinct that there are sinister circumstances behind the assault on Lenore Saunders. With fearless conviction, Molly asks questions that nobodyaincluding Lenoreas mom, her ex-husband, her shrink, or even Mollyas L.A.P.D. buddy, Detective Connorsawants to answer. Nevertheless, the astute Molly discovers Lenore lived a fractured life, so different from Mollyas own secure and loving Orthodox Jewish background. And as a chilling picture of the unfortunate woman begins to take shape, the menace of murders past and present stirs and quickens. In her first Molly Blume novel, award-winning novelist Rochelle Krich tells a story in the tradition of the great L.A. mysteries of the pastaand introduces an investigator who is pure gold. Twentysomething divorcee Molly Blume, with her deep faith, short skirts, and nose for the truth, is a heroine to cherish. From the Hardcover edition.(Culver City) I was becoming addicted to athe lady from 29 Palms. ... and Ia#39;d listened to the song on the towna#39;s Web site last night after talking with Darren Porter, who, it turned out, used to do property management for Saunders Enterprises.
|Title||:||Blues in the Night|
|Publisher||:||Ballantine Books - 2003-09-30|