Shadows (Craig Burch #2)
"The wide front door hung open, a seductive invitation to a dark interior veiled by dust motes that glittered in the spectral greenish glow..."
The Shadows is a historic 1920s house that inspires preservationists' dreams -- and developers' schemes. Built during Prohibition by a notorious rumrummer who vanished at sea, it was inherited by his son, a local athlete and war h...more
The Shadows is an historic 1920s house originally owned by a notorious rum runner. It’s been empty since the last owner, a successful man with an excellent reputation, was killed there. His murder has never been solved and is all but forgotten. Now the family has sold the property to a developer, but an enterprising young preservationist pleads with the Cold Case Squad to try to stop the demolition because it would be destroying evidence. They agree to t ...more
PROTAGONIST: Cold Case Squad
SETTING: Miami, Florida
SERIES: #2 of 2
How much urgency can there be to solving a murder that is more than 40 years old? In the case of Pierce Nolan, who was murdered at his home in Miami in 1961, quite a lot. That home, "Shadows" is in a prime development area and is about to be bulldozed to make way for condominiums and homes for the la-di-dah crowd. And Kiki Courtelis, local preservationist, is convinced that there is evidence in that home that will solve ...more
Now I'll be looking for other "Cold Case" books. I enjoyed this one! :)
The Cold Case Squad is prevailed upon to search The Shadows, an historic mansion facing demolition, for clues to the 45 year old murder of an ex-mayor. The underlying agenda is to halt the demolition, but that becomes a moot point when the squad finds a trunk of mummified infants in the basement.
Buchanan, Edna – 2nd of series
Simon & Schuster, 2005-Hardcover
A Miami historian and preservationist demands the Cold Case Squad stop a developer from tearing down Shadows, an old mansion where a murder occurred in the 1950's. When they go out to take pictures and walk the estate, the last thing they thought they'd find were bodies. In the meantime, Detective Sam Stone parents were murdered when he was three, and never solved.
*** Buchanan, a Pulitze ...more
In 1970, she was hired as a general assignment and police-beat reporter at the Miami Herald. In 1973, Ms. Buchanan became a police beat reporter, which coincided with the rise of Miami ...more