By Jim Lavene
The mayor of Duck, North Carolina, Dae O'Donnell, is a lady with a present for locating misplaced issues. occasionally it leads her to misplaced keys or earrings—and occasionally it leads her to murder...
Two weeks earlier than the mayoral election, Dae will get sidetracked from her political aspirations by means of a spirit short of rescuing. An old amber necklace permits Dae to hook up with Maggie Madison, a witch who wishes Dae to rebury her bones so she will be able to leisure in peace. yet digging leads Dae to a bigger secret, a forty-year-old homicide with ties to Randal "Mad Dog" Wilson, her mayoral opponent.
Dae desires to run a fresh race, yet city sentiment is blended approximately no matter if she's utilizing her talents to get the election to move her approach. And whilst she learns that her personal grandfather—the former sheriff of Dare County—might be combined up within the long-buried tragedy, Dae should discover the true killer and positioned Maggie to leisure, sooner than her political occupation finally ends up six toes under...
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