A new sleuth, Tandy Angel, is introduced in “Confessions of a Murder Suspect” (Little Brown, $19.99) by James Patterson with Maxine Paetro.
Tandy, 16, lives with her wealthy, sophisticated parents, her twin brother, Harry, and younger brother, Hugo, in New York's posh Dakota Apartments, where unruly tenants can be evicted. The family has retired for the night when a loud pounding awakens Tandy. She admits two police officers who find her parents murdered in their bedroom just above Tandy's room.
The children are immediately tabbed as suspects since no one else was in the locked apartment. When the oldest brother Matthew, a professional football player, arrives, he is added to the list. Tandy decides the only way to deflect police from her family is to solve the crime herself.
She, too, suspects her brothers as well as her mother's assistant. Tandy even fears she might have committed the crime and just doesn't remember. All of them could have had good reasons to murder the parents.