Murder Among Friends (MAF) gets to revisit two wonderful characters: Jane Ryland and her creator, Hank Phillippi Ryan -- and Hank is going to Skype with us! Pictured here, she is a two-fisted, two-time teapot winner at this year's Agatha awards dinner. Winning two Agathas in the same year has never been done by an author before, and one of the awards was for tonight's discussion book, Truth Be Told.
Truth Be Told, the third book in the Jane Ryland series, begins with tragedy: a middle-class family evicted from their suburban home. In digging up the facts on this heartbreaking story—and on other foreclosures—reporter Jane Ryland soon learns the truth behind a big-bucks scheme and the surprising players who will stop at nothing, including murder, to keep their goal a secret. Turns out, there's more than one way to rob a bank.
Boston police detective Jake Brogan may have a liar on his hands. A man has just confessed to the famous twenty-year-old Lilac Sunday killing, and while Jake's colleagues take him at his word, Jake is not so sure. But he has personal reasons for hoping they've finally solved the cold case.
Financial manipulation, the terror of foreclosures, the power of numbers, the primal need for home and family and love. What happens when what you believe is true turns out to be a lie? ~ courtesy of the author's website.
We'll dig into this latest adventure on Thursday, September 17th @ 7:00 p.m. in Mtg. Rm. B. As stated above, Hank will be joining us at 7:30 p.m. (CST).
And here are the links to Book 1 and Book 2 in the Jane Ryland series, in case you want to revisit or catch up with the whole series to date: