Velda Brotherton digs deep into the darkest side of human depravity in the latest chilling Twist of Poe Mystery… Masque of the Rising Moon.
Small town reporter Jessie West has a lot on her mind. A cult operating in the area is using children to steal supplies from grocery stores, and the closer Jessie’s investigation comes to unmasking them, the more anonymous threats she receives. Her old friend and mentor, Sheriff Mac Richards, is under suspicion for taking bribes, and Jessie is determined not only to prove him innocent, but to find out just who set him up. She’s distracted, though, by the fact that her on-again-off-again boyfriend, Deputy Sheriff Dallas Starr, is showing every sign of leaving her brokenhearted.
Between the threat from the cult and the ongoing investigation of the Sheriff, Dallas ends up in a reluctant partnership with Jessie to bring the wrongdoers to justice. But will they be able to handle their turbulent relationship? Or will the people threatening Jessie’s life succeed in silencing her before she has a chance to unmask the cult leaders? (362 pages)