A Murder Scene Where Nothing Is As It Seems
Brandy witnesses a murder at a drive thru joint with the unlikely name of CLUCK IT: CHICKEN BY THE BUCKET. And then it turns out nothing at the scene’s what it seems, or at any rate nobody’s who they seem. Seems CLUCK IT is not just a place to clog your arteries, but also a transgender hangout. And with that discovery, you know you’re in New Orleans.
˃˃˃ The local, New Orleans Color Never Stops
Brandy’s complex Irish Channel family develops the kind of problem that is a lot more fun on the page than in real life. What to do when your sister gets pregnant with one of the next-door twins, but she doesn’t know which twin? (Be glad it’s Brandy’s problem, not yours.)
She also finds a mysterious box of valuable jewelry under her closet floor, becomes the unofficial caretaker of the Tarot reader across the street who knows the future but can never predict when she’s going to get so drunk she’s going to fall into her own bushes, and develops a strong suspicion about one of her other neighbors, all the while juggling the two Romeos.
˃˃˃ Luckily, Brandy Is Better At Solving Mysteries Than She Is At Wrangling Her Boyfriends
The reader can rest assured she’s eventually, and in fine style, going to weave together the myriad mysterious strands that confound the police (who happen to count Boy Friend # 1 among their ranks) and present them the solution with all the panache of an old-style detective like Hercule Poirot, yet none of the pretension. You can almost hear her wondering, “Did I do that?”
˃˃˃ Fans of cozy mysteries and chick lit heroines will delight in Brandy’s flat-out lovability and Mooney’s almost offhand yet spot-on (and often hilarious) observations of everyday New Orleans life.
If you like contemporary stylish heroines like those popularized by Janet Evanovich, Elaine Viets, Stephanie Bond, and Gemma Holliday, and humorous mysteries like those by Donna Andrews, Dorothy Cannell, and Lisa Lutz, you’re going to get a girl-crush on Brandy Alexander.
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He’ll Risk It All To Keep Her Safe
Honey Honig is good at his job, infiltrating the most dangerous places on Earth and pulling the hostages away from their kidnappers. When the bad guys slip through Honey’s fingers, he hunts a lead to Tanzania.
Honey finds his way onto a safari with Dr. Meg Finley, and into her bed.
For him, this isn’t just a passing romance, though. Meg sparks something deep and binding in Honey’s heart.
Out in the bush, terrorists have plotted against them.
Honey and Meg find themselves swept up in a deadly game of politics and international crime. From the inside, can Honey and Meg save themselves? The others? It’s one thing to be part of a rescue team, it’s a whole other deal, to be on the wrong side of the metal bars. Whatever else happens, Honey swears he’ll find a way to protect Meg, and get her home safe. Or he’ll die trying.
From USA Today bestselling author Fiona Quinn,
comes this action adventure taking the reader into the wilds of Tanzania where things quickly turn deadly. Meg’s science and Honey’s Delta Force skills are put to the test as they fight for survival.
This book was written as part of a series and a world but can easily be read as a standalone. There are no cliffhangers.
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Heedless. Stubborn. Disgraced.
Small town Illinois, 1870: “My stepfather was not particularly fond of me to begin with, and now that he’d found out about the baby, he was foaming at the mouth”
Desperate to avoid marriage, Nell Lillington refuses to divulge the name of her child’s father and accepts her stepfather’s decision that the baby be born at a Poor Farm and discreetly adopted.
Until an unused padded cell is opened and two small bodies fall out.
Nell is the only resident of the Poor Farm who is convinced the unwed mother and her baby were murdered, and rethinks her decision to abandon her own child to fate. But even if she manages to escape the Poor Farm with her baby she may have no safe place to run to.
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Twelve years later, while locked in a vicious legal battle to regain custody of her own daughter, reporter Samantha Church stumbles across the infant girl’s headstone at Golden Cemetery.
Sam is immediately intrigued by the plea for help from the Grandview Police Department on the child’s gravestone. Sam approaches Grandview police detective James Page, the original officer in charge of the case, but without new evidence, there is nothing Page can do to reopen the cold case and bring the killer to justice.
Or is there?
As Sam digs deeper into the baby’s murder, powerful businessmen, a former Merchant Marine and even a strange and mysterious psychic illuminate her path. Though the further she goes and the more dangerous and deceiving her journey becomes, she refuses to give up and let this infant girl’s murder go unsolved.
Cold Case No. 99-5219, is the newest fast-paced novel in the award-winning mystery series featuring reporter Samantha Church and the rest of the great ensemble cast of characters who will keep you coming back for more.