Charlie Parker really doesn't want to track down killers. She's an accountant and a partner with her brother in a private investigation business. But when her old friend Stacy North comes looking for help, Charlie gives in and agrees to help. Stacy's Rolex watch is missing and she's afraid her husband Brad will find out. The truth is that she was seeing another man, and she's terrified of Brad's legendary temper. Charlie finds the missing watch--no problem--but when the "other man" suddenly turns up dead, Stacy is desperate. Could Charlie find out who the real killer is before the police connect Stacy to the victim? Solving the puzzle turns out to be the challenge of Charlie's life. "Charlie is just what readers want." -Booklist "An impressive debut mystery!" -- Albuquerque Journal "Charlie is slick, appealing, and nobody's fool" -- Booklist--This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.