Jean Taylor. The Last of Her Lies: A Maggie Garrett Mystery (1996) 228 pp. [tpo]
Publisher's description: “P.I. Maggie Garrett, a redhead with a wicked sense of humor and a better wardrobe than her gay male friends, is hired to investigate the disappearance of Kelly Henry, who left behind a journal accusing her lesbian therapist of sexual abuse. The search for Kelly takes Maggie all over San Francisco, from Nob Hill and the discreet private clubs of the social elite to the worst flophouse in the Mission District. Everyone who knows Kelly has a conflicting story to tell. Is she a trusting victim or an audacious con artist? What are Maggie’s clients holding back and why is she being followed? Wherever the search takes her one thing is clear: nothing in this case is what it appears and no one can be trusted.”