After two young women are murdered in their homes, investigating detectives question the leading suspect. Young, well-educated Thomas Marks admits he was with both just before they were killed. Although he doesn't remember when he left each woman's residence, he claims to be innocent. Unfortunately, none of the evidence corroborates his story. Eventually, another suspect surfaces, and Thomas thinks he's in the clear, but appearances can't always be trusted.
Bentley Turner, a pseudonym, has written several short stories and numerous poems that have been published in literary journals and anthologies. Under his legal name he has written several articles for academic journals, numerous chapters for academic books, numerous entries for encyclopedias and other reference books, and several books of nonfiction for academic and reference publishers.