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|Read E-pub ï Black Diamond (Anneke Haagen Mystery) Õ In Black Diamond, Holtzer Has Created A Deeper, Complex Work That Retains And Further Enriches The Characters Of Her Protagonists, Computer Maven Anneke Haagen And Her Lover, Police Lieutenant Karl Genesko It Also Brings Back The Enchanting Student Zoe Kaplan, The Michigan Daily Reporter Who Was Introduced In Holtzer S Last Book, Bleeding Maize And Blue Zoe Is Enlisted By A Hapless Fellow Student For Moral Support In Her Family S Dissension Over A Will In The Process, The Two Young Women Come Upon An Intriguing Series Of Letters Written By The Student S Ancestor A Well Born Lady Brutally Treated By Her Logging Baron Husband And A Barely Literate Prostitute A Camp Follower Of The Logging Crews , Who Find A Common Chord In Their Unhappy Lives By Unraveling The Correspondence, With The Help Of Computer Knowledgeable Anneke, The Two Students Unearth A Tale Of Arson, Murder, And Lost Treasure That Reaches Out To Touch Their Own Lives Zoe Kaplan accompanies fellow dorm mate Clare Swann to her aunt s house where her aunt s estate is being divided up Clare is given a box that her aunt s will says is connected to Black Diamond Then a body is found in Clare s dorm room Anneke Hagan is supposed to be the main character in this series but this book was muchabout Zoe and Clare than Anneke I liked that the story tied into the logging history of Michigan. I really love the characters in her books it s been quite a long time since i ve read an Anneke Hagen mystery, so when i saw this on a list, i decided to check it out There were quite a few surprises in this story for example, the motive for the murder crept in from left field, although hints had been dropped I like how Holtzer wove together the 19th and 20th century plots in a mostly non intrusive way, although her decision to keep the 19th c parts realistic instead of romanticized led to those parts being rather brutal at points I couldn t always keep the timeline straight, and there were certain details that really bugged me in particular, the fact that Zoe and Clare never studied or went to class and almost never angsted over what they should be doing But overall, I enjoyed the book and am glad I returned to the series.