Elaine Viets has written 32 mysteries in four series: the bestselling Dead-End Job series with South Florida PI Helen Hawthorne, the cozy Josie Marcus Mystery Shopper mysteries, and the dark Francesca Vierling mysteries. With the Angela Richman Death Investigator series, Elaine returns to her hardboiled roots and uses her experience as a stroke survivor and her studies at the Medicolegal Death Investigators Training Course. Elaine was a director at large for the Mystery Writers of America. She's a frequent contributor to Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine and anthologies edited by Charlaine Harris and Lawrence Block. Elaine won the Anthony, Agatha and Lefty Awards.
Ghostwriter Megan Scott and investigative reporter Michael Elliott discover the body of a young woman in their hotel room. She’s wearing a black lace teddy. A carafe of red wine and two glasses sit on a table. Her purse contains thousands of dollars, three business cards, and a supply of pills.
The detective initially writes off Becca Landry’s death as an open-and-shut case of overdose, but Frank Landry, an ex-military, believes his wife was murdered. Convinced that autopsy results will prove him right, he fears the police will soon target him as a prime suspect. He asks Megan and Michael to investigate.
As they dig deeper, they unearth shocking links that expose the dark underbelly of a city where widespread fraud, illegal drug trafficking, and a sense of entitlement defy the system. Elusive conspirators up the stakes and threaten to block their efforts at any cost.
How can Megan and Michael ensure their trust in each other is enough to save them on a perilous quest for a cold-blooded killer?
Books by Sandra Nikolai:
Megan Scott/Michael Elliott Mystery series (each book can be read as a standalone)
Timely Escape (short story)
Box Set: Books 1-3
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But summer is almost over, which could mean huge changes for Fortune Redding. Her undercover time in Sinful has always been limited to three months, and that time is almost up. With Ahmad still on the loose, Fortune is forced to remain in hiding, but soon she’ll have to move to another town and start all over with a new identity. And that’s the last thing she wants to do. Determined to get her life back, Fortune decides to draw Ahmad out and end this once and for all.
Can Fortune take down one of the most dangerous men in the world? And if she can, does she have a future in Sinful?