Who is Spider Latham? Think John Wayne meets Miss Marple.
When Spider is hired to do some private detective work for the Red Pueblo Museum, he doesn't suspect it will cause a rift between his wife, Laurie, and himself.
Museum Director Martin Taylor is desperate, and his son,Matt, is angry. Some wicked, faceless organization is bent on destroying the museum financially, and it's about to succeed.
After Spider arrives, the situation turns deadly. Everyone has a motive for murder, even Laurie's handsome, rich relative who cozies up to her every chance he gets. The local Barney-Fife-type deputy arrests volatile Matt Taylor, whose only real crime is putting his trust in the wrong woman.
Can Spider untangle the web of secrecy and lies surrounding the museum and save its Anasazi treasures before the Taylors lose it all? And in the process, can he save his own marriage?
Liz Adair is offering the Kindle edition of this mystery free to introduce Spider Latham to mystery lovers. Trouble at the Red Pueblo is the first in Liz Adair's Spider Latham Red Rock Mystery Series set in Southern Utah's spectacularly scenic canyon country. Liz Adair's style is a cross between Tony Hillerman and Agatha Christie, resulting in a cozy mystery with an edge.
Five Stars - Loved it! (
By Lisa Oliveron October 17, 2016)
This is a great read! The characters are absolutely perfect and the mystery is intriguing. Do yourself a favor and get this book! Five Stars - Captivating Story, Setting and Characters (
By Leena Rogers on September 15, 2016)
Excellent writing! Have never read any Liz Adair books before but was immediately drawn to the engaging main characters, Deputy Spider Latham and his wife Laurie. I've thoroughly enjoyed Tony Hillerman's books for their clean, intricate plots and found Adair's tightly knit mystery,well drawn characters, and beautiful Southwest setting equally compelling. A page turner for sure. Totally a fan of this new series!