Peg MacDonald is now married to Detective John Hogan, but George’s spirit continues to be a part of her life. As an assistant to the popular advice columnist, Aunt Emma, Peg uncovers a letter listing the names of three people the writer claims to have killed. It is the beginning of a bizarre case with so many twists and turns that it takes Peg, John, and George to make sense of the clues and false leads the killer has put in place to lure Peg and an ex-jockey into dangerous waters.
Eleanor drank some water and then set the glass down in front of her. Suddenly, her eyes filled with tears.
“Coming to you was not an easy thing for me to do,” she said softly. “But you’re the only person I can think of that might be able to help me.”
Eleanor took a hanky from her purse and swiped at her eyes. Then she took another sip of water and looked across the table at me. “Steven and I have no idea who killed our horse or our jockey. We also do not know the man the police suspected of stringing that wire across the starting gate at the track. But as your husband told us, we may be in danger.”
“You are in danger,” I told her. “I’m sure you’re aware of the e-mail I got from the killer threatening you.”
She nodded. “Yes, I am.” She looked down at the table.
“Please tell me why you’re here, Eleanor. I will try to help you, if I can.”