cover image Windsor Knot

Windsor Knot

Sharyn McCrumb. Ballantine Books, $6.99 (224pp) ISBN 978-0-345-36427-2

In her fifth outing, forensic science student Elizabeth MacPherson investigates a mysterious urn of cremated ashes as she makes plans for her wedding. ``Elizabeth is less centrally involved in the crime and detection than usual, but this doesn't diminish the appeal of McCrumb's sparkling spoof,'' said PW . (Jan.)