"Interesting details about Zen lore and San Francisco history combine with a fast-moving plot to make the second Darcy Lott mystery very appealing." -Booklist In Buddhist lore, hungry ghosts have huge bellies and needle-thin necks and-because they cannot swallow the food they crave-their hunger is insatiable. The Barbary Coast, San Francisco's infamous red-light district back in the days when sailors could sit down for a drink and wake up on a ship bound around the Horn, has plenty of hungry ghosts. When stunt double Darcy Lott returns to the city to serve as an assistant at a new zendo, she brings her own ghosts along as well. She is haunted by the disappearance of her beloved brother Mike and her estrangement from her family. From a turret atop a San Francisco Victorian, she spots Mike on the roof of the zendo-but by the time she gets there, he is gone. When someone else she cares about disappears the next day, she fears the past is about to repeat itself. But Darcy is unable to convince anyone of the danger, even her oldest brother, a police detective-until a brutal murder shocks them all . . . This is a thrilling mystery from an Anthony and Macavity Award-winning author who "knows the West Coast, knows how to create memorable characters, [and] knows how to build suspense" (Chicago Tribune).
by Susan Dunlap
Sign up for our email newsletter