Created by Margaret Lucke
JESS RANDOLPH is a San Francisco artist now working as a P.I. who has appeared in a couple of short stories, several mini-mysteries for Salon Magazine's website, and the Anthony-nominated novel A Relative Stranger (1991), in which her client is her own long-lost father.
Aiding and abetting her in her cases is San Francisco Homicide Inspector Nick Gardino, who she goes to pains to explain is a friend, but not one of those friends "who shared typical Sunday morning activities -- going to church, working the crossword puzzle together over coffee or snuggling under the covers." Me thinks the lady doth protest too much...
A Relative Stranger was supposed to be the first in a series of novels, but its sequel, Snow Angel, concerning Jess' search for a missing child, only appeared in 2017. Lucke has also published two writing books, Schaum's Quick Guide to Writing Great Short Stories (1998) and Writing Mysteries (1999).
Report respectfully submitted by Kevin Burton Smith.
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