A Murder Intrudes

A Susan Brooks and Walter Conway Mystery

by Barbara Valanis



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 5/7/2020

Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 282
ISBN : 9781480888555
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 282
ISBN : 9781480888579
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 282
ISBN : 9781480888562

About the Book

Love in bloom, fraught family relationships, a budding art career, embezzlement, blackmail, betrayal; life goes on…until a murder intrudes.

Walter Conway, a former FBI agent, and Susan Brooks are in love. To Walter’s consternation, Susan is slow to commit to marriage because of lingering emotional attachments to her late husband and the challenges of merging their families and finances.

In California, released from prison, Miguel Sanchez hopes to build an art career. He juggles his job, prepares for a solo show, and looks after his disabled grandmother. When Walter and Susan visit California, their lives and Miguel’s intersect.

Miguel’s former lover, Henry Jenkins—a fellow artist and blackmailer—is murdered. The police focus on Miguel, who had both motive and opportunity, as their chief suspect. Certain of his innocence, Miguel’s family asks Susan and Walter for help. They must search urgently for evidence to divert police suspicions and save a man’s life.

About the Author

Barbara Valanis began writing fiction after she retired from her career as a professor, epidemiologist, and health services researcher. Although she spent much of her life in Washington State, she and her husband now live in Melbourne, Florida, closer to their family.