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Deadly Choices

Monday, July 17, 2017 Review by ShortonTimeBooks

By: Karen Randau

An elderly woman with an arrow in her chest. A murdered journalist. A decades-old cover-up.

In Deadly Choices (Rim Country Mysteries Volume 3), Rita and Cliff Avery team up again to solve a spate of murders in their picturesque Arizona mountain town of Rim Vista. Rita’s mother Willow delivers gun-wrenching news while falling for the man who could be responsible for four deaths. And Rita must escape a string of life-threatening predicaments thrown at her by an assailant willing to do anything to scare Cliff off the case.

 

 

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Only the Pretty Ones

Saturday, May 6, 2017 Review by ShortonTimeBooks

By: Karen M. Bryson

Maxie Ford’s sister, Ella, has vanished.
When the police refuse to investigate, Maxie decides to take the law into her own hands.  With the help of a drug dealer, “Mickey Finn” Donovan, Maxie dives into the seedy underworld of the city in search of Ella.  What she discovers is a trafficking ring that abducts college girls for wealthy and high-powered men, and a legal system that is so corrupt no one is willing to stop them.ANGRY GIRL CRIME STORIES is a series interconnecting dark romantic crime novels. Each story can be read as a standalone novel, or as part of the series.

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Deadly Inheritance

Tuesday, January 17, 2017 Review by ShortonTimeBooks

DeadlyInheritanceBy: Karen Randau

A poisoned hotel clerk, a ruined Scotland honeymoon, and a hidden Viking burial site, Deadly Inheritance is the second book in the fast-paced Rim Country Mystery series.
Rita and Cliff are together again, this time on a long-awaited honeymoon in Scotland, where Cliff also plans to meet his grandfather for the first time. While the newlyweds check into the honeymoon suite at a luxurious Scottish hotel, the reception clerk dies after opening a note meant for Cliff. The action shifts into high gear when a mysterious woman uses the hotel clerk’s car against Rita and Cliff.

The couple team up with Detective Ian MacDougal to discover who wants them dead and why. The search for answers takes them on a one-of-a-kind tour of Scotland.
Murder and a fistful of action combine to make Rita’s Scottish honeymoon something she didn’t envision!

 

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Deadly Deceit

Friday, June 24, 2016 Review by SoTB

DeadlyDeceipt

By: Karen Randau

A cocoon of naiveté shatters on Rita Warren’s thirtieth wedding anniversary, when a terrorist murders her ex-Marine husband Jared and thirteen other movie goers.

Ensnarled in a cover-up that puts her in an assassin’s crosshairs, Rita must unravel a web of lies and connections that date back to Jared’s service in the Iraq war – before a mysterious kidnapper returns Rita’s daughter Zoe one body part at a time.

This fast-paced thriller is one you won’t want to put down from beginning to end.

 

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Equalizer

Sunday, May 8, 2016 Review by SoTB

Equalizer

By: Laurie Fagen

Ambitious and impulsive.

Young radio reporter Lisa Powers has a nose for news, but sometimes makes reckless decisions when it comes to covering the crime beat.

Lisa reports on a shocking homicide that halts a white-collar money-laundering trial, but finds herself facing down the killer. She hunts for the murderer of a Jane Doe found in the desert decades ago that may have something to do with a Native American moccasin maker.

There’s a smell of death in her “Haunted Hallows” mystery theatre podcast, leading to yet another mystery to be solved.

Equalizer is an action-packed novella and prequel to Laurie Fagen’s debut crime fiction novel, Fade Out.

 

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Fade Out: A Lisa Powers Crime Fiction Novel

Tuesday, March 1, 2016 Review by SoTB

FadeOut

By:  Laurie Fagen

Impetuous and driven.

Young radio reporter Lisa Powers has a lot to learn, but in her zeal to cover the big city crime beat, finds herself facing down criminals in addition to reporting on them.

From the dark streets of the metro Phoenix area to the peaceful red rocks of Sedona, Lisa dodges bullets investigating the cold case of a kidnapped bank executive found murdered, and discovers horrors she never imagined while tracking down a missing father.

She’s first on the scene of a massive fire that destroys the opulent mansion of a reclusive pharmaceutical heir, but her career is jeopardized when the story gets way too hot.

Come along for a fast paced ride in Laurie Fagen’s debut crime fiction novel.