Grave on Grand Avenue: An Officer Ellie Rush Mystery
By Naomi Hirahara; Penguin Group, 2015
FROM BACK COVER:
"LAPD bicycle cop -- and aspiring homicide detective -- Ellie Rush is back on patrol in the newest mystery from the national bestselling author of Murder on Bamboo Lane.
Ellie stops for a friendly chat with gardener Eduardo Fuentes while patrolling one of Los Angeles's premier concert halls. A few minutes later she's shocked to discover him lying at the bottom of a staircase, clinging to life and whispering something indecipherable. Nearby, the father of Xu, a Chinese classical musician superstar, claims Fuentes was knocked down while attempting to steal his son's multi-million-dollar cello -- a story Ellie has trouble believing.
Meanwhile, Ellie has issues of her own to deal with -- like the curious theft of her car, a 1969 Buick Skylark. But after the gardener takes his last breath and Xu mysteriously disappears, it's clear to Ellie that she must act quickly before someone else falls silent ... "
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