Welcome to Pearl....

....... the little town that gold built .... home of The Pearl Outrider, Central California's best little newspaper .... between the mountains and the sea.
Old crimes come back to haunt a small California town in this intriguing mystery. ABSINTHE OF MALICE introduces Penny Mackenzie, lifestyle reporter for The Pearl Outrider, and a cast of unforgettable characters who find their lives turned upside down after chance discovery of a skeleton in a cotton field leads to murder ... and romance.
"Put together a small town mystery, a
terrific amateur sleuth, a little romance, and it's a highly recommended crime
novel." -- Lesa Holstine, Lesa's Book Critiques.