It's summer in Atlanta and private detective Keye Street and her assistant Neil are investigating why an urn given to a family was filled with cement mix and chicken feed rather than their mother's remains. Keye's cousin, Miki, has also asked Keye for help. She is afraid that someone is stalking her and wants Keye to find out who it might be. It appears that the person who has targeted Miki is more disturbed and dangerous than either woman could ever imagine... Stranger in the Room is the second book in the Keye Street series and reminds me of an edgier Kinsey Millhone, the private investigator created by Sue Grafton.
I'm a librarian with a background in Reader's Advisory who left librarianship for domestic...uh...bliss.
From 1992-2003 I worked at the Downers Grove (IL) Public Library. I served on YALSA's Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults (1998-2000, chair 2000) and Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers (2001-2003, chair 2002). I wrote the article "Zap! Woosh! Kerplow! Build High Quality Graphic Novel Collections With Impact" (School Library Journal, January 1997). I am a substitute Reference Librarian at the Indian Prairie Public Library.