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Her Sister's Death

Her Sister's Death

By K. L. Murphy
Categories: Fiction, Women Sleuths, Historical, Private Investigators, Supernatural
Imprint: CamCat Books
Audiobook (Unabridged edition) : 9780744307436, December 2022
Hardcover : 9780744307399, 352 pages, December 2022
Paperback : 9780744307405, 352 pages, December 2023
Ebook (EPUB) : 9780744307429, December 2022
Paperback (Large print edition) : 9780744307412, 504 pages, December 2022

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When a reporter’s sister is found dead in a swanky Baltimore hotel, the police suspect suicide. Determined to prove them wrong, she partners with a detective who knows more than he admits about her sister, the hotel, and its history of death.


A January 2023 Once Upon a Book Club Pick

“You’ll get nothing done until you’ve reached the end of this excellent book.” —Lisa Regan, USA Today and WSJ bestselling author of the Detective Josie Quinn series

“[A] riveting tale . . .” —Library Journal

She wanted the truth. She should have known better.

When her sister is found dead in a Baltimore hotel room, reporter Val Ritter’s world is turned upside down. An empty pill bottle at the scene leads the police to believe the cause of death is suicide. With little more than her own conviction, Val teams up with Terry Martin, a retired detective who has his own personal interest in the case, to prove that something more sinister is possible.

In 1921, Bridget Wallace, a guest on the brink of womanhood, is getting ready to marry an eligible older man. But what seems like a comfortable match soon takes a dark turn. Does the illustrious history of the stately Franklin hotel hide another, lesser known history of death?


  • Short-listed, Killer Nashville Silver Falchion Award - Best Mystery 2023


“Murphy keeps the tension high by skillfully alternating chapters told from the points of view of Val, Terry, and Bridget. Their overlapping stories raise tantalizing questions: how are their lives connected, and might there be an evil spirit lurking on the Franklin Hotel’s 13th floor? Readers will eagerly turn the pages to find out.” Publishers Weekly

“This is an enjoyable locked-room whodunit with a supernatural twist.” AudioFile Magazine