With a signed contract in hand for remodeling the grandest old house on the island, contractor Josie Pigeon figures her summer is made. But before she can lift a hammer, she finds her new employer–wealthy New Yorker Cornell Hudson–murdered on the premises with a strip of drop cloth twisted tightly around his neck.
When Hurricane Agatha sweeps away both the house and the body, Josie would like to forget she ever saw them. But she can’t help wondering: What could have drawn Hudson and his megamillions to this quiet summer resort? His three gorgeous blonde daughters hate the place and Hudson seems to have known not a soul on the island. But appearances have never been more deceptive. Now, through rain and wind, and through a past that refuses to die, Josie pursues the truth–and nails down a killer who is tougher than boards.
Baker & Taylor When she finds her new employer, wealthy New Yorker Cornell Hudson, murdered in house she is supposed to remodel, contractor Josie Pigeon is not left with much to go on when Hurricane Agatha destroys the house and the body, forcing Josie to dig for clues. Original.