The Easter Egg Murder
Harrie McKinsey and her best friend and business partner Ginger Vaughn discover that some secrets are best left buried when retired Senator Philip Lawrence hires their editing firm to assist him with a book about the famous unsolved 1950 murder of a cocktail waitress that led to the end of illegal casinos in New Mexico. When the Albuquerque newspaper announces that Senator Lawrence is writing the book, one person with a connection to the case is murdered and another narrowly escapes death. Despite the best efforts of Ginger's husband and an FBI agent who Harrie finds infuriatingly attractive, the energetic pair cannot resist trying to discover who is so anxious to destroy the book, the senator, and his big secret. But will their proficiency and pluck be up to the challenge when they land in a dark house with a cold, calculating killer who has nothing else to lose?
About Patricia Smith Wood (Albuquerque, New Mexico Author)
Patricia Smith Wood was an only child for most of her young years and entertained herself and others making up stories and putting on plays.
Law enforcement is in her DNA. Her father served as a police officer and completed a distinguished career with the FBI as Deputy Assistant Director for Domestic Intelligence. Even she became an FBI employee for a brief period. But, alas, a career in law enforcement proved impractical in the real world. She did manage to graduate from the FBI Citizens Academy in 2009.
Her career experiences include being an executive assistant in hospital administration, managing the telecommunications network in a large company, bank security operations, and computer technology. Eventually, she became president of her own computer company. She and her husband sold the business in late 2006. Since then, she's devoted her time to writing mystery novels.
She lives n Albuquerque with her husband, Don.