[a Contemporary Noir Mystery]Book - 2009
Death's not so simple when there's money involved . . . - When affluent New Yorker Joyce Hauptman dies suddenly, the investigator suspects something other than natural causes. Joyce's husband, Charles, stands to inherit her wealth and is the obvious suspect, but Detective Lenny Shaw quickly discovers that things aren't what they seem. As Charles maintains his innocence, and the influence of his powerful father-in-law intrudes, Lenny is hurled towards a conclusion that is as shocking as it is violent.