But the rock woman was dead, drowned in shallow water. The hairs on my arms and neck prickled.
-- The Difficult Sister by Judy Nedry.
The Difficult Sister is the second book in Nedry's Emma Golden mystery series, following the series debut, An Unholy Alliance.
Emma Golden makes a terrific heroine. She's a a 50-something wine writer turned amateur sleuth. Here, Emma heads to the Oregon coast to find her friend's missing sister.
Judy Nedry is the author of two nonfiction books about Northwest wine and co-founded Northwest Palate magazine. The Emma Golden books are her first works of fiction.