Writer and ex-deb Bennis Hannaford visits a friend of her mother's in Connecticut when the woman's daughter, considered the most popular debutante coming out this season, is found brutally murdered. Widower and ex-FBI agent Gregory Demarkian, Bennis's lover, comes up from Philadelphia to help her out, and they both uncover some very dark and deadly secrets in the small town. Martin's Press.

Skeleton Key 2001, Minotaur Books, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780312978655

Mass-market paperback

Skeleton Key 2000, Minotaur Books, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780312209094