Connor Westphal, owner of the local newspaper, the Eureka!, is always looking for a good story. When an incredible tale of unscattered human ashes falls into her lap, she knows it'll make great copy - that is until she finds out that the perpetrator, Jasper Coyne, was once married to her best friend, and Memory Kingdom owner, Del Rey Montez and that some of those cremains were processed by Del Rey's own funeral home. When Coyne turns up murdered, Connor begins to investigate, uncovering far too many secrets, lies and tangled relationships that could end in her own death.
Once again, Penny Warner pens an excellent tale with sidebars of lighthearted humor & eccentricities. Her complex characters, especially the deaf Connor, showcase all sides of the human condition and wrap the reader up in a tangled tale of intrigue and suspense. This is Warner's fourth book in the series and she is only getting better! A QUIET UNDERTAKING is a must read for fans of the amateur sleuth - and for those that like their murders a little more hard-boiled.