Return to 1930s Burning Cove, California, the glamorous seaside playground for Hollywood stars, mobsters, spies, and a host of others who find more than they bargain for in this mysterious town.
Maggie Lodge, assistant to the reclusive advice columnist known only as Dear Aunt Cornelia to her readers, hires down-but-not-quite-out private eye Sam Sage to help track down the person who is blackmailing her employer. Maggie and Sam are a mismatched pair. As far as Sam is concerned, Maggie is reckless and in over her head. She is not what he had in mind for a client, but he can’t afford to be choosy. Maggie, on the other hand, is convinced that Sam is badly in need of guidance and good advice. She does not hesitate to give him both.
In spite of the verbal fireworks between them, they are fiercely attracted to each other, but each is convinced it would be a mistake to let passion take over. They are, after all, keeping secrets from each other. Sam is haunted by his past, which includes a marriage shattered by betrayal and violence. Maggie is troubled by intense and vivid dreams—dreams that she can sometimes control. There are those who want to run experiments on her and use her for their own purposes, while others think she should be committed to an asylum.
When the pair discovers someone is impersonating Aunt Cornelia at a conference on psychic dreaming and a woman dies at the conference, the door is opened to a dangerous web of blackmail and murder. Secrets from the past are revealed, leaving Maggie and Sam in the path of a ruthless killer who will stop at nothing to exact vengeance.
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It's great when a series can still delight after so many books. Historical paranormals are an interesting combination as well.ReplyDelete
This series does sound like fun. I like that there is just a touch of paranormal too.ReplyDelete
Such a unique time period - one I don't see used very often. Glad the series continues to be so fulfilling!ReplyDelete
oh yay!! I have been really excited to see what you thought of this one. I love this time period and we don't see nearly enough in it!ReplyDelete
I've got this one still to read. I love this 1930's setting with the psychic gifts and mystery with the romance.ReplyDelete
This mystery does sound very entertaining! And what a fun time period. I like that there's a supernatural element, too. :)ReplyDelete
glad it was a good one. i have read some of her work, but it has been some time ago. happy readingReplyDelete
sherry @ fundinmental
This one sounds like a fun mix of historical fiction and a touch of supernatural. :)ReplyDelete
This is a series I've wanted to start since forever!ReplyDelete
It has been ages since I read her, and she is goodReplyDelete