Pat Gebhard. Motives for Murder (2000) 260 pp. [tpo]
Publisher’s description: “When Lucy enters the classroom of the widely popular Martin Metzger, a charismatic lecturer in the English department at the University of California, Berkeley, in the late 1970s, the course of her life is forever changed. She falls in love with Martin at first sight, opening herself to his world of gurus, experimentation with mind-altering drugs, exploration of the sources of creativity, and adventurous trips to Baja California and Wyoming. She also becomes the mother of three of Martin’s children and his emotional linchpin. So, when one of Martin’s enemies kills Martin and manages to cleverly frame Lucy for the murder, Lucy sets out to solve the crime. And when Lucy finds she must pay the price for her freedom, the life she built with Martin, and how her life has changed, it’s not the price she had expected to pay.”