Missing women, a disbanded cult, and a dodgy inheritance put Beatrix Patterson to the test.
Beatrix Patterson wanted to spend a morning organizing her thoughts over a nice cup of coffee and the local newspaper. But her carefully curated day is quickly interrupted when a friend of a friend asks for her help. Their friend is dead, and he wants to make sure there's no foul play. Cases keep piling in, as another family friend seeks his wife. Then a body is found at the base of local cliffs with no one to claim her.
Beatrix is good at finding things—people, the truth, missing evidence. As more Jane Does appear at the base of the cliff, each with similar ceremonial markings, Beatrix grows more passionate.
The deeper she digs, the less the pieces fit together. From a strange, disbanded cult to the drag queen desperate to claim an inheritance, Beatrix is soon stretched thin.
Surrounded by new neighbors with shadowed pasts, she has to wonder: will anyone believe her?
This historical mystery novel is packed with intrigue and beauty, set four years after World War II ends. Follow familiar characters Beatrix Patterson and Thomas Ling as they settle into a new life in Santa Barbara, California. The Finder is the second book in the Beatrix Patterson novels, however, each book can be read as a stand-alone or in order of publication.
Awards, Reviews, and Coverage:
"Suspenseful [with] many twists and turns that kept me guessing. I loved the first book and this one didn't disappoint. I'm a fan of Beatrix, she’s smart and witty. I really enjoyed this historical mystery. I highly recommend." —Dawnny Ruby, Novels N Latte Book Club