Death on the Vine – A Daisy Murphy Mystery
Just before high school graduation, Daisy Murphy returns home from a football game and finds her mother standing over her abusive boyfriend’s body—holding a bloody hammer. In the aftermath, Daisy flees her home and eventually establishes a new life as an expert winemaker in the Central Valley of California. But as hard as she tries to get away from her past, the effects of that horrible night travel with her.
Detective Jake Frisco has unearthed a murder at the vineyard where Daisy is employed as the winery’s expert winemaker. It doesn’t take long to discover that Daisy is haunted by her past and carries a heavy burden. It seems that possible involvement in an unsolved murder is part of her life’s baggage. Does this put Daisy at the top of the suspect’s list? Can he put aside his growing feelings for her and follow the leads in the case, even if they take him straight to her as the murderer?
Can Daisy finally face her past and trust that the truth she offers the Detective will be enough to save her? Will she find the courage to ask for a future beyond the sorrow of her youth—a future filled with love and self-worth?
About Linda Lee Kane (Fresno, California Author)
I have a Master's in Education, PPS in counseling, School Psychologist, and a BS in Communicative Disorders.
When I'm writing for adults or children, the war between my days and nights is often reflected in my books. Although the tendency to acknowledge the light and dark sides of life is disguised in my work, it's there, lurking, just out of view.
I live between the sea and the valley where I write, paint, play with my grandchildren, three dogs, and six horses.