Following her triumph with Under the Beetle's Cellar, Edgar Award-winning author Mary Willis Walker returns with an emotionally charged double mystery that will leave you breathless and begging for more.
Her first novel, Zero at the Bone, won both the Agatha and Macavity awards and was nominated for an Edgar. Her second, The Red Scream, won the Edgar Award for Best Novel of 1994. Her third, Under the Beetle's Cellar,won the Hammett Prize, the Macavity Award, and the Anthony for 1995. With All the Dead Lie Down, she becomes one of those outstanding crime writers whose work has joined the ranks of bestselling mainstream fiction.
When true-crime reporter Molly Cates's father died more than twenty-five years ago, his death was ruled a suicide, and Molly's obsessive efforts to prove otherwise led to nothing but anguish and the breakup of her family. Now new information comes her way and she reopens the old investigation with a vengeance, but the answers she finally wrests from the past leave her with a moral dilemma she never anticipated. Her quest becomes even more painful when Molly encounters a homeless woman who insists she knows about a secret plot to kill everyone in the Texas legislature. By the time she convinces Molly it's true, it may be too late to prevent disaster.
As the Philadelphia Inquirer has said, "Walker can push the scary buttons, but she can also be poignant. And funny. And her sense of place is never less than authoritative." Once again, Mary Willis Walker has written a novel no one will be able to put down, as rich in character and emotion as it is in plot and heart-stopping suspense.
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