Hearts of Sand
A bank-robbing debutante returns to her hometown after a thirty year absence and ends up dead in Haddam's latest mystery (after Blood in the Water, 2012). A day after Alwych, Connecticut's most infamous resident, Chapin Waring, is spotted in town, she's found dead with a knife protruding from her back. Baffled local authorities call in retired FBI profiler Gregor Demarkian. Is the murder connected to Waring's long-ago crime spree, which left two people dead? Or is the motive something else entirely? A fine addition to this long-running series.