Madeline Williams firmly believes that the move New York City to the small village of Cross Keys, Pennsylvania will be temporary. Leaving her cheating husband behind as they finalize their divorce, she sees it as the perfect opportunity to explore the large Victorian house she's recently inherited before moving back to the excitement of the city once she's officially single. Commuting daily to Manhattan on a bus definitely has its downsides, but Madeline soon finds herself sucked into the lives of the odd and unruly characters she meets on the way, and though her social life is limited in the small town, she makes friends with the police chief and a handsome local bar owner. It's a peaceful way to spend the time, but when she witnesses the murder of a local drug dealer, Madeline learns that small towns can hold big secrets.
Short Line to Death is a fast-paced, engaging murder mystery with a strong female protagonist and a healthy dose of humor. Fans of traditional detective mysteries and offbeat mysteries will love it!