Bones and RosesAn amateur sleuth attracts the right clients, the wrong boyfriends—and a kinky killer—in this cozy mystery by New York Times–bestselling author Eileen Goudge.
After wrecking her real estate career in a booze-fueled blowout, Cypress Bay property manager and recovering alcoholic Tish Ballard thought she had put her past behind her. But when she opens an old trunk, a bequest from an anonymous benefactor, she finds it filled with bones and roses.
Suddenly Tish is plunged into a murder case that dates back to her childhood. Pitted against her high school crush, homicide detective Spence Breedlove, she finds herself in jeopardy—in more ways than one.
Can Tish unmask a killer before the man who broke her heart puts her behind bars or, worse, she becomes a corpse herself?
Author Nora Roberts raves that Eileen Goudge “writes like a house on fire”—and with Bones and Roses, the first book in the Cypress Bay Mysteries, the New York Times–bestselling author of Garden of Lies delivers a suspenseful plot, memorable characters, and delectable touches of romance.
Bones and Rosesis the 1st book in the Cypress Bay Mysteries, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order.
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“Catches the reader in a strong undertow of a plot. Before you know it, you’re being drawn in, out, and under. Expect to become immersed with the indomitable heroine, Tish Ballard, the cast of colorful secondary characters, and Eileen Goudge’s trademark storytelling.” —Sandra Brown, New York Times–bestselling author
“A sophisticated, cleverly crafted mystery with complex, intricately drawn characters who rarely behave in the way you expect. I never saw the ending coming.” —Donna Ball, author of the Raine Stockton Dog Mysteries
Praise for Eileen Goudge
“Eileen Goudge writes like a house on fire, creating characters you come to love and hate to leave.” —Nora Roberts, New York Times–bestselling author
“Eileen Goudge . . . is wise in the ways of the human heart.” —Kristin Hannah, New York Times–bestselling author
Eileen Goudge is one of the nation’s most successful authors of women’s fiction. She has published fifteen novels, including New York Times bestseller Gardens of Lies, Thorns of Truth, and The Replacement Wife. She lives and works in New York City.
About the author
Eileen Goudge (b. 1950) is one of the nation’s most successful authors of women’s fiction. She began as a young adult writer, helping to launch the phenomenally successful Sweet Valley High series, and in 1986 she published her first adult novel, the New York Times bestseller Garden of Lies.
She has published fifteen novels in all, including the three-book saga of Carson Springs, Thorns of Truth—a sequel to Gardens of Lies—and 2012’s The Replacement Wife. She lives and works in New York City.