Sleep of Reason
When two year old Corban Foley is kidnapped from his home in the dead of night and a goat's head left on the front lawn, most of Montezuma County turns out for the search. But nothing is at it seems with this case, and Detective Jude Devine soon finds herself caught up in a small-town soap erora whose players seem more interested in their fifteen minutes of fame than in the fate of little Corban. With the media snapping at her heels, she can barely conduct the investigation let alone have a private life. Her lesbianism isn't the only secret she must hide—and her rocky relationship with forensic pathologist Dr. Mercy Westmoreland just got a lot harder.
Rose Beecham is the mystery pen name of best-selling lesbian romance writer Jennifer Fulton. Born in beautiful New Zealand, the author now resides in the Midwest with her partner and a menagerie of animals. When she is not writing or reading, she loves to explore the mountains and prairies near her home, a landscape eternally and wonderfully foreign to her.
Jennifer first published lesbian mysteries under this pen name with the Naiad Press in the 1990s. Her Amanda Valentine series was also published by Silver Moon in England, and in translation by Frauenoffensive in Germany.