In this all-new mystery in the New York Times bestselling Cat in the Stacks series, librarian Charlie Harris and his faithful feline companion, Diesel, have inherited Charlie's grandfather's house, along with a deadly legacy: a decades-old crime scene.
Charlie has always assumed that his grandfather sold his home to Martin Hale, his longtime tenant. As a result, when Martin passes away, Charlie is surprised to learn that the house was not left to Martin, but rather to Charlie. He is pleasantly surprised that the house he remembers fondly from his childhood is in better condition than expected as he and Diesel inspect it. Until they come across a literal skeleton in a closet.
While the sheriff's department investigates the mysterious remains, Charlie looks back in time for clues as to who the bones belong to and why they're there. When Martin's grandson is discovered dead on the farm, the cold case heats up quickly.
As Charlie investigates his own family history, he comes across a number of people who may have been motivated to commit suicide. But Charlie and Diesel are well aware that things are not always as they appear, and that secrets lost to time have a way of reappearing to haunt the present.... Read More