Michael Gruber has made a welcome addition to detective literature with the introduction of Jimmy Paz in his first outing, Tropic of Night. After having saved Miami from the throes of a serial killer, he returns once again in Valley of Bones and is faced with a very different task.
A wealthy oilman plunges ten stories down to his death, and in his room is a seemingly insane woman with religious inclinations. She wants to confess… but ends up writing entire notebooks’ worth of details stretching far beyond this one crime. Could there be some truth to the deranged woman’s delirium?