Gil Van Wyck. Simon Purvis (2006) 319 pp. [tpo]
Simon Purvis—retired from the San Francisco Police Department, now working as a private investigator—is hired by a prominent San Francisco socialite to investigate her husband. After Simon’s surveillance team reports her suspicions unfounded, the socialite is found murdered. Did she interrupt a burglary in progress? Did her husband murder her while under the watchful eye of Simon’s team? Or is there some other underlying motive and killer?
Setting: San Francisco