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Sir Lawrence Linwood is dead, and his three adopted children -- Alan, Roger, and Caroline -- have returned to the remote village of Linwood Hollow for the funeral. What begins as a bittersweet reunion turns sinister when the visiting chief inspector assures the family that Sir Lawrence was murdered -- and that the evidence points to their own mother, a woman so frail and emotionally devastated that any idea of guilt seems unthinkable.

Is Lady Linwood really stricken by grief? Or is it fear? If she didn’t do it, then it can only be one of the three Linwood siblings. In the event of an unnatural death, a clause in Sir Lawrence’s will leaves the whole estate to whichever one of his children identifies his killer, but how badly does each of them want that prize?

(Original working title: "Cat’s Paw")

Christopher Huang grew up in Singapore and moved to Canada when he was seventeen. He returned to Singapore the following year to serve his two years of National Service, before moving on to McGill University to study Architecture. After several years living and working in Montreal, he now lives in Calgary.

Though an only child, he grew up with eight uncles and aunts on one side of his family and thirteen on the other. He is familiar with family jeopardy.

His other works include:

He is not the author of any medical textbooks. That’s someone else.

You can find his personal webpage at www.ricordius.com