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This is book number 1 in the A Stillwater General Mystery series.
It's been twelve years since ER nurse Frankie Stapleton fled the quiet banks of Stillwater, but with her sister's pregnancy taking a dangerous turn and a string of failed relationships in Chicago hanging over her, Frankie is back-and hoping to put the past behind her. Within minutes of arriving at Stillwater General Hospital however, she ends up saving a man's life, only to have him turn up dead hours later—and the hospital blames Frankie.
Her instincts say Clem Jensen didn't die of natural causes, but the more she digs, the more she discovers too many suspects, a few surprising allies, and some hard truths about the first man she ever loved-and left. Now the boy she once knew is a skeptical sheriff's deputy, her family's hardware store is in jeopardy, and the rift between Frankie and her loved ones is deeper than ever.
With her career-and future-on life support, Frankie must catch a killer, clear her name, and heal the wounds of the past in Lucy Kerr's enthralling mystery debut, Time of Death.
About the Author
Lucy Kerr lives outside of Chicago with her family, her cat, and many, many piles of books. She likes strong coffee, rainy days, old buildings, and fresh-baked cookies, but she likes telling stories best of all.
Praise for Time of Death:
“Intriguing debut...An appealing heroine and well-researched medical detail make this a promising series start.”
"An accomplished debut that combines mystery, medicine, family angst, and a touch of romance."
"[An] appealing debut mystery that mixes family, drama, medicine, and a soupcon of romance."
"Fascinating characters with dark backstories, and an extremely good plotline, makes this an incredible suspense."
"Lucy Kerr grabbed me with the opening lines of Time of Death and didn’t let go until the last page. I was enthralled. Time of Death is authentic, exciting, and thoroughly engaging!"
—Carla Neggers, New York Times bestselling author of Secret Hideaway
"Kerr’s assured debut blends an irresistible amateur sleuth and a pitch-perfect small town setting to most engaging effect. Kerr’s insider knowledge of the medical world lends fascinating credibility to her well-developed characters without ever slowing the pace. Intrigue and romance, murder and family drama—it’s all here!"
—Sophie Littlefield, nationally bestselling author of The Guilty One
"Time of Death by Lucy Kerr is a thoroughly enjoyable read with likable characters and a deeply intriguing mystery running through its pages. I look forward to more from this talented author!"
-Carla Buckley, critically-acclaimed author of The Good Goodbye
"Lucy Kerr’s gorgeous prose effortlessly drew me in with a setting that felt like home, a heroine I could be best friends with, and a devilishly clever murder that pitted my rush to discover whodunnit against my reluctance to see the story end. Time of Death has earned a prominent place on my keeper shelf!"
—Jennifer McAndrews, national bestselling author of A Shattering Crime