London and her friend, Camilla Graham, are both talented writers.
Camilla is a well-known author of numerous bestselling books,
and Lena is her apprentice. They enjoy collaborating, and
their writing skills complement each other perfectly. Lena
has been living in Camilla’s home, Graham House, at
Blue Lake, Indiana.
women have forged a friendship and have been through some
difficult times of late, but things start out peacefully during
the hot summer. It isn't long before that peace is shattered.
A local teacher, Jane Wyland, arrives at Graham House for
a confrontation with Camilla. Jane demands that Camilla reveal
her late husband, James’, secrets. Camilla has no idea
what secrets the woman is talking about.
Jane can expose whatever secrets she is so upset about she
is murdered. Lena and Camilla are determined to find who killed
her and why before the killer strikes again.
only is this a clever mystery, but the whole book is also
finely tuned as the women search out the truth from both the
past and the present. The setting is rich with detail and
atmospheric nuances, and the characters are interesting with
differing histories, blossoming romances, friendships, family
secrets, and adoring companion animals.
Waits in the Dark is an excellent cozy mystery and I
highly recommend it. It’s great as a standalone read,
but I intend to go back and read the prior books because I
like Julia Buckley’s ability to weave several interesting
stories into one book.
Myshelf colleague, the late Linda Morelli, reviewed previous
books in this series. Before writing this review, I read Linda’s
reviews and her words imparted how impressed she was with
each of the books. While I still miss Linda and think of her
daily, I am happy to review this mystery with the sense that
my friend Linda would have loved this book too.
of other titles in this series
and Stormy Murder
in Dark Blue
and Twisting Path
Notes: Julia Buckley also writes the Undercover Dish mysteries
and has a new series which will debut this summer.