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Skeleton Key

A Gregor Demarkian Novel

Gregor Demarkian Novels (Volume 16)

Jane Haddam

Minotaur Books

When writer and ex-deb Bennis Hannaford discovers the body of super-heiress Kayla Anson in the family garage, her visit to Litchfield County, Connecticut, is reluctantly extended. Bennis's hostess, Margaret Anson, presents an icy version of the grieving mother, cut out her late husband's will--until now. And when Gregor Demarkian, ex-FBI man and Bennis's lover, arrives from Philadelphia to consult with local police, a media blitz storms in as more suspects crawl out of the woods. Kayla may have been too blindingly rich for her wild, private school chum; her older, socially ambitious entrepreneur boyfriend; and a divorced, downsized bookeeper selling her furniture to survive. As Gregor maps out distances, location, and motives, Halloween descends on the dark, silent hills. From a skeleton sprawled on the cemetery caretakers' porch to more deadly mischief and mayhem, the countryside is brimming with secrets. And a killer is about to strike again...

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Praise for Skeleton Key

"Haddam plays the mystery game like a master."--Chicago Tribune

"Multiple suspects and motive make Skeleton Key a delightful read for lovers of classic crime stories."--Romantic Times

"Dazzlingly ingenious, Jane Haddam's novels provide style, humor, and philosophy blended with gore galore--they're real spellbinders, sparklingly written and smashingly plotted."--Drood Review

"[A] clever plot-driven village cozy...[A] smoothly running mystery marked by lively characters, good descriptions and enough misdirection to keep a reader's interest high." --Publishers Weekly

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  • Jane Haddam

  • Jane Haddam is the author of numerous articles and books including sixteen previous mysteries featuring Gregor Demarkian. She lives with her two sons in Litchfield County, Connecticut.
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