From Library Journal
This paperback series (e.g., Sign of Foul Play, Bantam, 1998) features an exciting deaf protagonist, northern California surrounds, and unusual, addictive characters. Connor Westphal, reporter for Flat Skunk's newspaper, navigates her world by reading lips and speaking. When police accuse a deaf man of killing his wealthy preservationist mother, the man's brother asks Connor for help. The accused escapes; his brother, afraid of being followed, disappears; the victim's house suspiciously burns; and Connor, searching for a lost will and the real killer, visits a murky old silver mine. Entertaining action and a nifty heroine, with just a taste of frontier flavor; highly recommended.
Copyright 1998 Reed Business Information, Inc.
From the Inside Flap
Connor Westphal is drawn into another mystery in Flat Skunk when the local historian dies, is resurrected, and dies again! Hot on the story of this unexpected event, Connor stumbles across the murdered woman's son, a deaf man who has been misdiagnosed for years. Working to clear his name for his mother's murder turns out to be more than she bargains for. Staying one step ahead of the killer, locating a missing will, and getting out her weekly paper are all just part of a day's work for amateur sleuth Connor Westphal in the third book of this popular series by Penny Warner.