About Murder in the Hidden Room by Sydney Tate:
Veronica Woodworth left her estate to her granddaughter, Elise, when she passed away. Now, with the money from the inheritance, Elise could open her very own flower shop. Her best friend, Dayton, thought the manor guest house would make the perfect bed and breakfast.
Soon after they arrived, the house cat led Elise right to the missing butler, murdered. All cats could be weird sometimes, but Florent seemed to be weird most of the time. Florent led Elise straight to a hidden room in the kitchen and even helped her figure out how to open the door. In all of her time playing in the manor, she never knew this room was here. But someone did.
Following clues that sometimes led in circles, Elise, Dayton, and Florence stumbled upon secrets that the killer did not want revealed and could have led him or her to kill again to cover the tracks.
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Sydney Tate has lived in North Carolina her entire life, but has lived in both the mountains and near the ocean. She has been a special education teacher for 27 years, a job she has always been passionate about. Sydney lives with her son, 3 cats, and a very large dog. In her free time, Sydney enjoys working in the yard, hiking, camping, kayaking, easy mountain biking, playing card and board games, and spending time with family and friends. She also enjoys watching football and hockey. Her favorite movie is Beaches, favorite TV show is M*A*S*H and favorite book series is Lord of the Rings. Some of her other favorite authors are Terry Brooks, Sue Grafton, and Rita Mae Brown.