Cupids & Crooks: A Presley Thurman Cozy Mystery

Laina Turner Media
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Can Presley finally relax and enjoy a surprise vacation with Cooper, or will murder derail her fun in the sun?


Presley is thrilled when Cooper surprises her with a trip to an all-inclusive resort in Cabo San Lucas. Presley’s agenda of no work and all play is ruined when renowned Mexican soap opera star Lucia Vegas turns up dead in the hotel pool—and it’s not an accident.


Presley can’t help but wonder who murdered Lucia. When her ever-present curiosity kicks in, she decides to solve the murder.


When she meets a reporter named Belinda, who shares her theory that Lucia was just one of a string of murders targeting young actresses, Presley has to solve the crime — vacation or not!


Do you love cozy mysteries with a quirky, strong female lead that just can’t keep her nose out of police business? Do you enjoy a touch of romance with your cozies? Then the Presley Thurman series is for you!



The Presley Thurman Cozy Mystery Series

Prequel: Promotions & Poisons (listed as Book 14)

Book 1: Stilettos & Scoundrels

Book 2: Necklaces & Nooses

Book 3: Handbags & Hooligans

Book 4: Mistletoe & Murder

Book 5: Gems & Gunshots

Book 6: Tiaras & Texans

Book 7: Cupids & Crooks

Book 8: Vows & Victims

Book 9: Romance & Revenge

Book 10: Accessories & Alibis

Book 11: Bats & Bling

Book 12: Weddings & Weapons

Book 13: Diamond & Disguises

Book 15: Keys & Kidnappers

Book 16: Icicles & Icepicks


Other cozy mystery series by Laina Turner:

The Spencer University Cozy Mystery Series

The Read Wine Bookstore Cozy Mystery Series

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About the author

As a child, Laina thought she would either be a truck driver (thanks to Jerry Reed in Smokey and the Bandit) or work at Taco Bell (her favorite restaurant as a child). As she grew older, she realized her talents lay in other areas, and for the last several years has been a college professor teaching business and English.


Through all her career choices, she has continued to have a passion for writing stemming from childhood, where, as an only child, she developed a vivid imagination.


She is proud of her vast experiences in life from barrel racing, to being on the dance team for a semi-pro basketball team, to being a mom of 2 amazing kids.


She decided to follow her dream as an author in 2009 and has worked her way up to having 5 fans (maybe 6 now). She often tells her family and friends that no one is safe from his or her ventures slipping into her books. Her blog, In Pursuit of Fabulous, was launched to share the daily fun in her life as a Real Midlife Housewife of the Midwest.


To find out more information about Laina and her books, check out her website at http://www.lainaturner.com/

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Laina Turner Media
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Published on
Jan 12, 2016
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Pages
125
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Cozy
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Can Presley save her friend’s wedding day and catch a killer?


Even though Presley thinks her best friend, Katy, is making a huge mistake, Presley goes home to help her plan her wedding to Chris.


When realtor Bethany Granville is found dead in Katy’s salon, wedding plans suddenly aren’t the most pressing concern. Katy didn’t even know Bethany, and the ever-curious Presley wants to solve the murder before it affects Katy’s business.


As Presley investigates, she finds more questions than answers. How did Katy’s fiancé know Bethany? Why was she murdered in Katy’s salon? Is their ex-friend, Dirt, who just escaped from prison, coming for them to get his revenge?


Presley’s quest to find the answers just might hurt the one person who is innocent in all of this - Katy.


Do you love cozy mysteries with a quirky, strong female lead that just can’t keep her nose out of police business? Do you enjoy a touch of romance with your cozies? Then the Presley Thurman series is for you!



The Presley Thurman Cozy Mystery Series

Prequel: Promotions & Poisons (listed as Book 14)

Book 1: Stilettos & Scoundrels

Book 2: Necklaces & Nooses

Book 3: Handbags & Hooligans

Book 4: Mistletoe & Murder

Book 5: Gems & Gunshots

Book 6: Tiaras & Texans

Book 7: Cupids & Crooks

Book 8: Vows & Victims

Book 9: Romance & Revenge

Book 10: Accessories & Alibis

Book 11: Bats & Bling

Book 12: Weddings & Weapons

Book 13: Diamond & Disguises

Book 15: Keys & Kidnappers

Book 16: Icicles & Icepicks


Other cozy mystery series by Laina Turner:

The Spencer University Cozy Mystery Series

The Read Wine Bookstore Cozy Mystery Series

Can Presley figure out who murdered a senator and get herself off the suspect list?


Frustrated with her dead-end human resources gig, thirty-something Presley Thurman makes a big career move that just might land her in the slammer.


Freelance journalists fight for their assignments, and Presley thinks she’s won the battle when she’s hired to interview pompous womanizer Senator Daniels.


But when the senator turns up dead a day later, Presley climbs right to the top of the senator’s security team’s suspect list.


A security team run by her high school ex-boyfriend.


Can she prove her innocence and not fall for the one guy she swore she’d never look in the eye again, or will she wind up with a lifetime gig in prison?


Do you love cozy mysteries with a quirky, strong female lead that just can’t keep her nose out of police business? Do you enjoy a touch of romance with your cozies? Then the Presley Thurman series is for you!



The Presley Thurman Cozy Mystery Series

Prequel: Promotions & Poisons (listed as Book 14)

Book 1: Stilettos & Scoundrels

Book 2: Necklaces & Nooses

Book 3: Handbags & Hooligans

Book 4: Mistletoe & Murder

Book 5: Gems & Gunshots

Book 6: Tiaras & Texans

Book 7: Cupids & Crooks

Book 8: Vows & Victims

Book 9: Romance & Revenge

Book 10: Accessories & Alibis

Book 11: Bats & Bling

Book 12: Weddings & Weapons

Book 13: Diamond & Disguises

Book 15: Keys & Kidnappers

Book 16: Icicles & Icepicks


Other cozy mystery series by Laina Turner:

The Spencer University Cozy Mystery Series

The Read Wine Bookstore Cozy Mystery Series

Can Presley distract herself from her broken heart by helping out a good friend as he tries to keep his professional life from disaster?


The bookkeeper at Jared’s graphic design company, Sleeping Bear Designs, has just been found dead and it looks like murder.


If that wasn’t bad enough, someone is trying to sabotage the company by leaking client design pitches to other firms so they can lure potential clients away from Sleeping Bear. Jared asks for Presley's help to find out who’s trying to take them down and, while she is always willing to help a friend, she is also hoping it will take her mind off obsessing over Cooper.


Presley and Cooper are on a break or are they broken up? It was never really clarified, and she just found out he’s in town and hasn’t called. Is he avoiding her? With things so uncertain, she can’t help but wonder - are they done for good?


Do you love cozy mysteries with a quirky, strong female lead that just can’t keep her nose out of police business? Do you enjoy a touch of romance with your cozies? Then the Presley Thurman series is for you!



The Presley Thurman Cozy Mystery Series

Prequel: Promotions & Poisons (listed as Book 14)

Book 1: Stilettos & Scoundrels

Book 2: Necklaces & Nooses

Book 3: Handbags & Hooligans

Book 4: Mistletoe & Murder

Book 5: Gems & Gunshots

Book 6: Tiaras & Texans

Book 7: Cupids & Crooks

Book 8: Vows & Victims

Book 9: Romance & Revenge

Book 10: Accessories & Alibis

Book 11: Bats & Bling

Book 12: Weddings & Weapons

Book 13: Diamond & Disguises

Book 15: Keys & Kidnappers

Book 16: Icicles & Icepicks


Other cozy mystery series by Laina Turner:

The Spencer University Cozy Mystery Series

The Read Wine Bookstore Cozy Mystery Series

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