Monday, December 1, 2014


(Book Feature) 


Believing in second chances, Grace Tolliver, former probation officer and new owner of Pearl'e antique lamp shop, hires Duane Kerbey, a troubled young man as a holiday employee. But when a prominent citizen of Barnstable Village, Cape Cod is murdered, and Duane is arrested for the crime, blame is placed on Grace. After all, she sent the young man, knowing he was a convicted felon on an errand to the victim's home. 

Between learning the craft of constructing and hand painting-lampshades, readying the shop for the annual Village Stroll and trying to keep an eye on the antics of her eighty-four year old father, Grace sets out to solve the murder by shedding light on the victim's complicated past.Her quest is hampered by the attractive detective assigned to the case who doesn't appear to be seriously pursuing fresh leads, but is keeping close tabs on Grace. 

With a town full of likely suspects, a second murder and a series of bitter snowstorms battering Cape Cod, Grace must prove Duane's innocence and restore her reputation, by uncovering the shady and unrepentant killer.

About the Author

Patricia Driscoll grew up in Westport, Conn. She spent many summer vacations on Cape Cod, the setting for her mystery novel, and her family relocated there in 1970. After graduating from the University of San Francisco, she worked as a probation officer for the San Francisco Probation Department. “Shedding Light On Murder” is her first novel. 
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 Patricia lives in Northern California wine country with her husband, Nick, a retired homicide Inspector, Murrey, their Welsh Corgi and Minnie the flying cat. Visit her website at

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