In this the third novel, a mysterious package appears at Ellie’s door. Inside is a surveillance video showing the brutal murder of a young woman. Some digging on Ellie’s part reveals that the woman was a diamond courier with a shady history based in Eastern Europe during the collapse of the Soviet Union. More digging reveals dangerous happenings at home, (particularly in Des Plaines and Mt. Prospect), money laundering by a local banker, and the real -- and deadly -- price of dealing in diamonds
An Image of Death follows An Eye for Murder, which was nominated for the prestigious Anthony Award, and A Picture of Guilt, which was released in July to critical acclaim. All three are published in hardcover by Poisoned Pen Press and in paperback by Berkley Prime Crime.