The Fruit of Lies: A Chautauqua Murder Mystery (Mimi Goldman Chautauqua Mys... Price:  Original price was: $4.99.Current price is: $0.00. (as of 11/01/2022 03:44 PST- Details)

The Fruit of Lies is the sixth book in Deb Pines’ traditional whodunit Chautauqua Mysteries featuring the wise and witty reporter sleuth of a certain age Mimi Goldman. Fans of Agatha Christie and Louise Penny and Elly Griffiths and “Only Murders in the Building” will enjoy this twist-filled mystery Kirkus Reviews calls, “A breezy distraction that will keep readers guessing.”


When tyrannical billionaire Thomas C. Whistler drowns in a Japanese soaking tub in his Chautauqua McMansion in July 2018, was it an accident?

The police aren’t sure. A note from the dead energy-bar magnate and phony TED Talk speaker says, “Don’t let my killer get away with it.”

Reporter and relentless snoop Mimi Goldman digs in. She questions Whistler’s guilty-looking heirs, his seven glib and greedy kids, including: an ambitious actor, a building contractor, a Shakespearean scholar, a socialite and daughter with Down syndrome.

Assisted by her computer-savvy son Jake and her 92-year-old sidekick (and wheelman) Sylvia Pritchard, Mimi even leaves Chautauqua this time to poke around nearby pawnshops and Lily Dale, a spooky spiritualist community.

Mimi feels like she’s getting nowhere — until someone runs Sylvia’s car off the road, landing the pair of persistent gumshoes in a ditch.

Battered but hopeful, Mimi reexamines old clues and lies until she realizes the sad truth of this case — in time to say “I do” to her devoted beau Walt.

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