When an elderly but free-spirited widow is cruelly murdered and her body left in the desert, Sheriff Joanna Brady's investigation starts with the victim's greedy offspring and a mysterious live-in gentlemen, but soon extends to the murky waters of corruption in high places.
A Joanna Brady mystery ; 7
Jance, Judith A. Joanna Brady mysteries
Avarice -- Fiction.
Brady, Joanna (Fictitious character) -- Fiction.
Cochise County (Ariz.) -- Fiction.
Murder -- Investigation -- Fiction.
Older women -- Crimes against -- Fiction.
Policewomen -- Fiction.
Political corruption -- Fiction.
Sheriffs -- Arizona -- Fiction.
Widows -- Crimes against -- Fiction.
Women detectives -- Fiction.