The Narragansett Fork
by Tim Blewett
A prominent citizen of Redding, California is found hanging from a tree in his back yard in an apparent suicide; however, it becomes apparent early on that it was no suicide, but instead, a brutal murder. Police Lt. George Essegian is put in charge. A second murder in Pasadena is quickly connected to the one in Redding. Ed Stephens is hired to go south to assist in the investigation.