I'm proud of my fourth installment in my Agnes Barton mysteries for many reasons. I've worked hard to develop the characters and I've faced enough adversity that I overcame to prove to the world that I could do it. When I wrote this book it was under what's been the worst moment in my life as I continue to cope with the death of the father of my children and love of my life. It's been challenging, but writing means too much to me to quit, it means too much to my reader who love the series.
Agnes Barton has been waiting years for this day. She’s always told Sheriff Peterson he would rue the day when his re-election time came around and now — it’s finally here. What will Agnes do? Will she cause conflict or support the other candidate?
When the sheriff’s father Hal goes missing, Agnes and Eleanor Mason are on a mission to find him, leading them to the Soaring Eagle Casino. But when they haul him home it’s only to find that his companion, Raul Perez, is dead at the bottom of the stairs. When the cops show up it doesn’t look good for Hal who is in possession of the dead man’s credit cards. With Hal now as a suspect, and Sheriff Peterson off the case, the sheriff hires Agnes and Eleanor to clear his father’s name.
Will Agnes be able to clear Hal’s name in time to save Peterson from failure at the polls or is this case too bizarre as a tenant claims aliens are involved?