A dream vacation at a Mexican beach resort swiftly dissolves into a nightmare for criminologist and foodie Cait Morgan when her significant other, Bud Anderson, is wrongly arrested for the murder of the local florist, a gifted plantswoman.
With Bud’s freedom, and maybe even his life, at stake, Cait has to fight the clock to work out which member of the small Mexican community might have killed the respected florist, and why. Investigating under the watchful gaze of the local police, Cait has to keep her relationship with Bud a secret, and she soon discovers she’s not the only one with something to hide. Peeling back layers of deceit to reveal even more puzzles, Cait struggles with a creeping sense of unreality as she desperately tries to save Bud . . . and, ultimately, herself.
The third book of the beloved Cait Morgan Mysteries, The Corpse with the Emerald Thumb travels to the idyllic Mexican countryside and a tequila plantation as Cait races to clear her partner of murder.
"Ace’s characters are well-written, fun and you will enjoy every moment that you get to spend with Cait. This is a great addition to an already delightful mystery series." —Books-n-Kisses
"Cathy Ace brings us a classic story in the tradition of Agatha Christie. This isn’t a typical cozy mystery. It’s more than that, it’s a well crafted whodunit with a dramatic flair . . . Ace has mastered writing the traditional murder mystery to perfection and has created a new beloved amateur sleuth." —Socrates' Book Reviews
"This fast-paced read will keep you on the edge of your seat with each turn of the page . . . a great suspense." —Shelley's Book Case
"The perfect read for those who like a classic mystery with twists and turns, enjoyable characters and no gory descriptions." —Brooke Blogs
"Ace blends Golden Age-style writing with contemporary characters, settings, and plots; the resulting novels feel like a modern version of an Agatha Christie mystery . . . I highly recommend The Corpse with the Emerald Thumb and the Cait Morgan series to anyone who prefer clever, well-written puzzles that respect the reader's intelligence along with interesting characters and fascinating settings." —The Bookwyrm's Hoard