and a Finalist for the 2023 Silver Falchion Award for Best Mystery
“Murphy keeps the tension high by skillfully alternating chapters told from the points of view of Val, Terry, and Bridget. Their overlapping stories raise tantalizing questions: how are their lives connected, andmight there be an evil spirit lurking on the Franklin Hotel’s 13th floor? Readers will eagerly turn the pages to find out.” – Publishers Weekly
“This book is why the word page-turner was created. You’ll get nothing done until you’ve reached the end of this excellent book!” – Lisa Regan, USA Today and WSJ Bestselling Author of the Detective Josie Quinn Series
“An original and deftly crafted novel that will have a special appeal to readers with an interest in historical and supernatural mysteries starring an intrepid, amateur, and determined female sleuth.” – Midwest Book Reviews
“The past meets the future in an historical hotel with an eerie secret. What happened to these women? K. L. Murphy is a master of suspense who weaves an intricate tale of love and betrayal.” – Heather Weidner, Author of the Delanie Fitzgerald Mysteries and the Jules Keene Glamping Mysteries
“First and foremost, “Her Sister’s Death” is a cleverly crafted classic mystery, but it’s also a tale of what desperate people do in desperate situations, making this an emotional and riveting story. The shifting timeline and the presence of a possible otherworldly evil presence adds to the overall suspense.” – Marcy McCreary, Author of the Ford Family Mysteries
When her sister is found dead in a Baltimore hotel room, reporter Val Ritter’s world is turned upside down. An empty pill bottle at the scene leads police to believe the cause of death is suicide. With little more than her own conviction Val teams up with Terry Martin, a retired detective who has his own interest in the case, to prove that something more sinister is responsible.
In 1921, Bridget Wallace, a guest on the brink of womanhood, is getting married to an older, eligible man. But what seems a comfortable match soon takes a dark turn. Does the illustrious history of the stately Franklin hotel hide another, lesser known history of death?