(From the publisher):
As everyone knows, Emma Chizzit is a "woman of a certain age," and without question, that age is very much today
. Feisty, hip, and clever, Emma knows everything she needs to know, whether it is running her salvage business or getting to the bottom of baffling crimes.
Now, having discovered the secret of the mummified baby found in the Queen Anne house she had been cleaning out, and having put an end to the career of the Sacramento Stalker, Emma faces a cask of danger in California's wine country, as she deals with missing millionaires, a naughty-but-nice sketch on the wall of a bank, and the mayhem surrounding the search for a lost Robert Louis Stevenson manuscript.
It begins with one of those cute, local TV news stories that are supposed to leave listeners laughing and ends with bloodshed in a deserted country home. But getting from the beginning to the end leads Emma on a pretty chase through a world where one-upmanship takes on a deadly cast. And through it all, Emma is aided, abetted, and as often hindered by her old friend Frannie, her erstwhile suitor Vince Valenti, and assorted other associates... all of whom are likely targets for the Napa Nemesis.
Original title: Emma Chizzit and the Napa Nemesis
Genre: Fiction→ Crime and Mystery→ Detective Story and Detectives→ Amateur