Grant introduces an intriguing new sleuth, Dixie Flynn, a sarcastic San Francisco reporter who can crack wise with the best of the genre. When assigned to report on the death of artist Diego Chino, who happens to be a former lover, Dixie suspects that there is more to the apparent suicide than the police are telling her. As she interviews the pretentious gallery owners and members of the art community, she uncovers a case awash in deceit and treachery. Could a handsome dealer with a reclusive client be involved? After a close brush with death following a date in Chinatown, Dixie is determined to get to the bottom of the story, but getting trapped in a warehouse fire and then getting stabbed suggest that these bad guys are definitely serious. With lots of action, colorful characters, and a surprising plot twist, this is an endearing series debut that will have readers eager for Dixie to solve more cases. --Barbara Bibel
About the Author
M.C. Grant is Grant McKenzie, an award-winning screenwriter, editor, and novelist. He is the author of Switch and No Cry for Help (both published by Bantam TransWorld UK). His short stories have been featured in the First Thrills anthology edited by Lee Child (Tor/Forge), and Out of the Gutter and Spinetingler magazines. His first screenplay won a fellowship at the Praxis Centre for Screenwriting in Vancouver. As a journalist, he worked in virtually every area of the newspaper business, from the late-night “dead body beat” at a feisty daily tabloid to senior copy/design editor at two of Canada’s largest broadsheets. Born in Glasgow, Grant currently reside in Victoria, British Columbia, where he is editor-in-chief of Monday Magazine. For more information, visit him online at GrantMcKenzie.net.