Multi-published author, Richard W. Barnes brings out another delightful Detective Andrea Blake murder mystery. While working to solve a number of unusual deaths by poison, she suspects her boyfriend, Grant Stacy, the man she thought she knew, of flying illegally across International borders. Her love life becomes more complicated when she is courted by a stranger to the area, millionaire Dan Graves. It emotionally jumbles her analytical deduction of following the thread of mysterious deaths to the real cyanide killer. Headquarters is pushing for a solution.
A Scent of Almond is a complex, spine-chilling read. I highly recommend it.
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Richard Whitten Barnes is a native Chicagoan, graduating as a chemist from Michigan State University. He is now retired from a career in international chemical sales and marketing, which has taken him all over the world. Barnes is a veteran of the U.S. Army 82nd Airborne Division and an avid sailor. He lives in Lake Wylie, S.C., but spends summers with his wife Marg and dog Sparty at their cottage on St. Joseph Island, Ontario, on the shores of Lake Huron.