LAPD bicycle cop—and aspiring homicide detective—Ellie Rush is back on patrol in the newest mystery from the award-winning author of Murder on Bamboo Lane.
Ellie stops for a friendly chat with gardener Eduardo Fuentes while patrolling one of Los Angeles’s premier concert halls. A few minutes later she’s shocked to discover him lying at the bottom of a staircase, clinging to life and whispering something indecipherable. Nearby, the father of Xu, a Chinese superstar classical musician, claims Fuentes was knocked down while attempting to steal his son’s multimillion-dollar cello—a story Ellie has trouble believing.
Meanwhile Ellie has issues of her own to deal with—like the curious theft of her car, a 1969 Pontiac Skylark. But after the gardener takes his last breath and Xu mysteriously disappears, it’s clear to Ellie she must act quickly before someone else falls silent…
““Ellie is a detective of a different sort. Young and resolutely urban.”—Los Angeles Times Praise for Murder on Bamboo Lane “One of the warmest, most realistic characters to hit crime fiction in a long time.”—Lee Goldberg, New York Times bestselling author “A well-constructed whodunit.”—The Japan Times “Scoop this one up!” —Library Journal “Highly entertaining…Readers will want to see more of Ellie, who provides a fresh perspective on LA’s rich ethnic mix.”—Publishers Weekly”