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Steve Bradford has a good job, a loving wife and a precious daughter, but he dreams of life in Venezuela with another woman. Actor Nick O'Connor allows himself the luxury of a little hope, cast in a production with the famous Ramona Ricci. But there are new responsibilities too, as he and his wife, statistician Maggie Ryan, are adjusting to life with a baby daughter of their own. Then Ramona is shot, and Steve puts Maggie at the heart of a dangerous deception. This Mystery Company edition restores to print the fifth novel in the Maggie Ryan series.

222 pages, Paperback

First published July 1, 1988

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P.M. Carlson

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P.M. Carlson taught psychology and statistics at Cornell University before deciding that mystery writing was more fun. She has published twelve mystery novels and a dozen mystery short stories. Her novels have been nominated for an Edgar award, a Macavity award, and twice for Anthony awards. Two short stories were finalists for Agatha awards. She edited the Mystery Writers Annual for Mystery Writers of America for several years, and served as President of Sisters in Crime. Besides reading mysteries, she enjoys working on her Victorian house and traveling. She has lived in Guatemala, California, Maryland, Indiana, Paris, and Brooklyn. Currently she lives in New York with her husband and a Belgian sheepdog named Nero Wolfe.

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