Something old, something new, something dead... It's autumn in Santa Fe, and Ellen Rosings is planning her Aunt Nat's wedding at the Wisteria Tearoom. Her progress is derailed by a dead body-yes, another one-that she finds in her aunt's driveway. The corpse is an artist Ellen saw that morning selling gem-handled knives at the Tesuque Pueblo Flea Market. The detective assigned to the case-not, alas, the handsome, sympathetic Tony Aragón-is looking to Ellen to explain why the body ended up in Nat's driveway. Tony is busy on his own case and can't help. Soon the dead artist starts appearing in Ellen's dreams, holding the knife that was found beside him. He wasn't stabbed. What does it mean? Between the dreams, the looming wedding, work pressures and a tenacious case of hiccups, Ellen fears she's unraveling. Then a gem-handled knife is left embedded in Nat's door, and Ellen knows she must solve the artist's death before another crime strikes closer to home. This cozy mystery is the fourth in the Wisteria Tearoom Mysteries series.
Patrice Greenwood was born and raised in New Mexico, and remembers when dusty dogs rolled in the Santa Fe plaza. She has been writing fiction for over twenty years. She loves afternoon tea, old buildings, gourmet tailgating at the opera, games, costumes, and solving puzzles. Her popular Wisteria Tearoom Mysteries are informed by many of these interests. She is presently collapsed on her chaise longue, planning the next book in the series.