Partners In Crime
Not since Dorothy L. Sayers’ Murder Must Advertise has there been a more perfect cozy office murder–and not since Agatha Christie’s immortal Miss Marple has a more loveable geriatric sleuth been spawned. Gallagher Gray’s first Hubbert and Lil mystery’s got it all—a stuffy old firm with stuffy old routines disturbed by a few unaccustomed murders, a hilariously apoplectic boss, the indispensable brace of cats, and a clever amateur sleuths of a certain age.
Servant of The Skull
The moment Gia’s hands touch a skull, the living history of the skull’s owner bursts inside her head. Indeed, for as long as her hands rest on the skull, she is a prisoner of its life-history. When she receives a field assignment in Greece to reconstruct skulls of three victims who perished in a plane crash, she thinks it’s just for identification purposes. But nothing could have prepared her for the kind of situation she walks into. There are just as many family members who want her to do her job as there are those who’ll stop at nothing to prevent it. When the skulls prove to be fake, and a woman’s body is found on the bottom of the cliff, Gia knows the killer would rather see her dead than let her confirm the victims’ identity.
Nouveau-Quebec, 1964. Nilliq, a young Inuit woman chafing under the sullen power of her father, mourns the many recent deaths in their remote hunting camp. The appearance of Wallin, a handsome young shaman, gives her sudden hope for freedom… even love? Wallin has seen enough of the shabby settlement life and seeks a return to the old ways. But can Nilliq trust him, when he returns alone from a showdown with her father? Their overland journey by dogsled, to find kindred spirits and enlist the aid of a sympathetic priest on the opposite coast, casts them as fugitives from the white man’s justice.