By Dolores Gordon-Smith
Freezing and hungry, George Lassiter breaks right into a stranger's condo the place he witnesses a homicide. but if the police locate no proof, they--and George's buddy Jack Haldean--believe George used to be delirious. harmful occasions quickly end up every body mistaken.
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As if by Magic (Jack Haldean Mystery, Book 3) by Dolores Gordon-Smith