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Charlie Parker has no idea, when she begins organizing storage space for her fiance's move-in, that simply moving boxes in the attic will throw her back in time to the events leading up to her parents' fatal plane crash. Drake will arrive in a few days and, with the help of her sidekick hound, Charlie is making room to combine their two households.


But the dusty attic holds more than just memories. In her father's small leather notebook is a cryptic message that translates into danger for Charlie as she discovers that his top secret work as a scientist at Sandia Labs during the Cold War years still has certain people worried. And Charlie's poking about in dark secrets may well lead to disaster.


Here's what others have said about Connie Shelton's USA Today bestselling series:


"Charlie is...just what readers want in an amateur sleuth." -- Booklist


"Tension is fast paced..." -- Bookwatch


"A well written by-the-book who done it that will enthrall purists." --Midwest Book Review


"Memorable details and an edgy, paranoid atmosphere." -- Booklist

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Connie Shelton is the USA Today bestselling author of more than two dozen mysteries. Her Charlie Parker series is based in Albuquerque, and her new Samantha Sweet series is set in the northern New Mexico town of Taos. In addition to her full-time writing career, Connie has taught writing, is the creator of the Novel In A Weekend writing course, and was a contributor to Chicken Soup for the Writer's Soul. She and her husband reside in northern New Mexico with their two dogs. Visit her website at and get her free mystery newsletter.


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Book Reviews

Memories Can Be Murder: The Fifth Charlie Parker Mystery
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Could not put it down
January 16th, 2015
This was a good light read , lots of giggles while reading. If you like agatha Christie you will enjoy this book.
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November 16th, 2014
Love the Charlie Parker Series. She is a smart strong women. The book is interesting and great for light reading.
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