SWEET DREAMS, IRENE
2nd Irene Kelly Book
acob Henderson, the sixteen-year-old son of a candidate for District Attorney, comes to Irene seeking help. He claims his father's opponent plans to use an incriminating photograph to accuse Jacob of being a member of a Satanic cult. Whether or not the accusations are true, there are disturbing signs of cult activity in Las Piernas, most of which seem to have some connection to a local runway shelter. The stakes are raised on Halloween night, when the body of Althea Fremont, Frank's next-door neighbor and founder of the shelter, is discovered surrounded by ritual symbolsthe same night one of the residents of the shelter goes missing. Irene is soon ensnared in a trap set by violent adversariesand must use both her courage and her wits to defeat them.
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PRAISE FOR SWEET DREAMS, IRENE
"A compelling mystery . . . virtually non-stop drama. It's hard to see how Burke can top this onebut the next Irene mystery will be eagerly awaited."
Drood Review of Mystery
"Burke has created a highly readable mystery with a rapid heartbeat and a throughly modern point of view. Her detective is a welcome addition to the world of the contemporary mystery."
Dallas Morning News
"Sweet Dreams, Irene is a thoroughgoing joy. This is a beautifully crafted book, played against an intriguing backdrop. Irene is emerging as a model mystery heroine . . . As she blends tension and wit into what promises to be a long-running series, Burke has given fans of a well-wrought mystery something truly special to look forward to."
Orange County Register