Less than a week until you have the chance to read the first of the 2016 In Deaths — Brotherhood in Death.
First, a brief summary:
When Brotherhood opens, Mr. Mira just learned his cousin Edward arranged a secret meeting with a real estate agent about their late grandfather’s West Village brownstone, despite the promise they both made to keep it in the family. He heads to the house to confront Edward about it, and gets a blunt object to the back of the head.
When Eve arrives on the scene, he reports the instant before the attack, he’d seen Edward in a chair, bruised and bloody, but when he came to, Mr. Mira found himself alone in the house. With the mess cleaned up and the security disks removed, there’s nothing left behind but a few traces for forensics to analyze.
As a former lawyer, judge, and senator, Edward Mira mingled with the elite and crossed paths with criminals, making enemies on a regular basis. He also made some very close friends behind closed and locked doors. As the case builds Eve shines a light on the dirty deals and dark motives behind the disappearance of a powerful man, one part of a brotherhood of equally powerful men with secrets to keep.
Now for a few gentle teasers. I won’t spoil the case, I won’t give away big details. These are just a few tidbits to look for as the case unfolds.
I’ll add one teaser each day between January 27-30 so bookmark the thread and check in when you can.
A two-fer: within a few pages we learn Roarke exercised some restraint in the house design AND a suggested addendum to the Homicide credo.
A second two-fer: Peabody has a much better locker room experience in Brotherhood than she did in Treachery. Oh, and Whitney relays his wife’s interesting opinions on a matter close to the case.
Eve shares her theories about dolls. Peabody may be scarred for life.
Oh, and remember Roarke’s reaction to coming upon Will Banner? A couple tables are turned this go round.
Dolls show up again. This time more people are scarred.
Eve and Peabody show off more than detective skills on scene.
That’s it, guys. The book will be yours soon enough.