The new novel from the author of St Agnes' Stand; In This House is a murder story with a twist, a classic tale of love, redemption and revenge. It is the summer of 1877. Dorothy Regal, a prostitute, has had her throat cut and one of her customers -- a strange old Spaniard -- has been sentenced to die for the crime. But is Don Maximiato Lugo guilty? Clothing and a knife belonging to him have been found in the dead woman's room. He is an unstable old Californio, filled with capricious anger, who despises the Americanos. But he is literally worshipped by the poor Mexicans who live in the pueblo. Many believe him sainted, and attribute wondrous acts to him. Is he, as they believe, a religious mystic? Los Angeles, once a sleepy Spanish mission town, has become a city of the United States. What was a pastoral pueblo is now populated by Anglo hustlers, Mexicans, Indians, Yankee businessmen, sailors, oilmen, opportunists and artists. It is into this changed world that Don Maximiato's youngest daughter, Isadora, returns. On the day she steps into the crowded streets of the new Los Angeles, she knows only two things. First, that God has truly abandoned her. And second, that she will never find it in her heart to reconcile with her father. What she does not know is that her father is to be executed in fourteen days. The Americans believe that he is guilty. The poor Mexicans revere him. His eldest daughter believes that he has been framed. Isadora must begin a desperate quest for answers -- a quest that will take her through Los Angeles' seamy underbelly of flophouses, dark alleys and brothels. In This House is a murder story, but it is also a story of faith, family and love that will become as loved as Thomas Eidson's classic novel St Agnes' Stand.