Publishers Weekly writes: “Edgar-finalist Fanning skillfully illuminates the heartbreaking challenges facing Alzheimer’s victims and their families in her fourth mystery featuring Virginia homicide detective Lucinda Pierce.”

The fourth book in the Detective Lucinda Pierce mystery series, TWISTED REASON, is now available on line and soon in brick and mortar book stores.  The official release date is January 1, 2011, but it’s sneaking onto shelves as we speak.

Kirkus Reviews writes: As usual, Fanning poses Lucinda a quirky mystery, this time providing a thoughtful look at the stress of those caring for loved ones with dementia.

I’ve posted the first chapter of TWISTED REASON, on my website for you’re reading pleasure.

The heartbreak for me with this book is the printing error that was made.  In the galley–the final piece I approve, the dedication page was there.  Somehow, in the finished book, it is missing.  Since it is very relevant to the underlying theme of this book, I am including it here so that you know.

In loving memory of two irreplaceable men:
J. Leon Butcher
September 15, 1927 – August 29, 200
William ‘Bill’ Fanning
July 17, 1924 – June 13, 2009
Leon is my dad.  Bill is my father-in-law.  They both died after suffering with progressive dementia for years.
In other Lucinda Pierce news, MISTAKEN IDENTITY is now available in a trade paperback from Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Powell’s Books.