The Gift and Home show provides fertile ground for intrigue and feuds, but murder is most unexpected.
Heather McNeil is assistant to the director of the Washington, D.C., Market Show Center and is very good at her job, especially fixing problems and listening to complaints, but finding a body is outside her job description. With the help of a newly hired security person, the mysterious former cop and current hunk Scott Brandon, she becomes a reluctant sleuth. The murdered man was an unfaithful husband and a partner in a business that may soon be merging with another. The police suspect the wife, but Heather has a feeling the murder is rooted in his business activities. While dealing with malfunctioning popcorn machines, suspicious exhibitor activities and misplaced shipments, she also has to worry that her investigation will cost her the job she loves.
A new cozy from the prolific McCullough introduces a charming heroine while providing a behind-the-scenes look at trade shows and a nice little mystery to solve.