After a career as an editor and publications manager in business and higher education, Myrna Daly returned to Oregon and pursued her interest in writing fiction. She chose mysteries for the fun of the puzzle, but also for the exploration of the dark side of human nature. Her keychain holds a quote from Agatha Christie: "Every murderer is probably somebody's old friend."
The trip promises five days of hiking and exploring the Columbia River Gorge, with lodging and gourmet dinners at a small inn. On the first evening a late arrival makes a dramatic entrance. Four people in the dining room recognize her, and two of them turn white. The next morning her body is found at the base of a waterfall.