"Not your run-of-the-mill mystery."
Second book in this classic gritty private investigator murder mystery series set in quirky Santa Fe, New Mexico. "Ted Clifton has given readers many interesting characters to follow in his previous works, but Blue Flower Red Thorns represents new heights for his suspenseful fiction."
Vincent Malone, hot-shot attorney turned shuttle driver,finds himself in the middle of another murder case. The international contemporary art scene has come to Santa Fe and brought plenty of egos, feuds, and sexual entanglements along with it. Vincent's employer, the Blue Door Inn, is hosting a famous artist for her U.S. debut and nothing is going smoothly. The artist and gallery owner are threatening each other, and before long there is one dead body and plenty of suspects. Malone dusts off his private investigator skills to solve this tangled mystery with an unusual cast of characters, plenty of false leads, and a surprise ending following many twists and turns.