Join us in the store on Thursday, January 11th at 7:00 PM for an event with David Housewright! David will be reading and signing the newest installment in the Holland Taylor series, "Darkness, Sing Me a Song."
When the Twin Cities are rocked by the “crime of the century,” Holland Taylor is the one PI who’d rather not be right in the thick of it. Still wounded by the long-ago death of his wife and daughter, Taylor does background checks and other simple cases with no interest in more challenging work. But almost by accident what should have been an easy job becomes something much more far-reaching and dangerous.
Eleanor Barrington, the doyenne of a socially prominent family of great wealth, has been arrested for the murder of young woman. Emily Denys was her son’s fiancé, and Barrington made no secret of her disdain for the victim, convinced that she was trying to take advantage of her son and her family. Holland Taylor had been brought in to do a full background check on Emily, only to discover that her name and her background were all fabricated. Before he could learn more, she was murdered—shot in the head outside her apartment.
Barrington had been overheard threatening her son’s fiancé and eyewitness claims to have seen her kill Emily. But that’s not the worst of it. Barrington’s own son has even worse accusations to make against her. And the family, which has a long history in the area, is involved in a controversial business development that has all sides heated.
Caught in the dark tangle of a twisted family and haunted by his own past, Holland Taylor returns in the first new novel in this award-winning, critically acclaimed series in almost twenty years. And what Taylor finds is that the truth remains elusive, frequently expensive and quite often fatal.