Bombshell

Ava

Book 9
SkipJack Publishing
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A musical career in the making. A murdered childhood friend. One chance to catch the killer. 

 

Ava dreams of building a better life for her daughter through her island pop songs. Her new temp job leads to a once-in-a-lifetime shot at a record deal, but before she can pack her bags for New York, she discovers a dead body outside her office building. Horrified, Ava recognizes the murdered sex worker as her childhood friend. 

 

The single mother finds herself torn between pursuing her life’s passion or justice for her murdered friend. When another friend is killed, she worries the deaths are connected to a shared trauma that she’s been running from her whole life. After dumping her cop boyfriend, she realizes the pain she keeps locked inside could be sabotaging her shot at lasting love. 

 

Before Ava can move on to a bright future in music, she must confront the truth behind her dark past to catch the murderer or she'll be next on his kill list. 

 

Bombshell is the first book in Ava’s trilogy within the What Doesn’t Kill You romantic mystery saga. If you like sexy single moms, shocking suspense, and journeys of self-empowerment, then you’ll love Pamela Fagan Hutchins’ award-winning series. 

 

Buy Bombshell to get into the rhythm with a fast-paced pop murder mystery today! 


˃˃˃ See why Pamela’s novels have won contest after contest. 

2017 WINNER Silver Falchion for Best Adult Mystery 

2016 WINNER Best Book Awards Cross-Genre Fiction 

2015 WINNER Best Book Awards Cross-Genre Fiction 

2014 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award, Romance, Quarter-finalist 


˃˃˃ Once Upon A Romance calls Hutchins an "up-and-coming powerhouse writer."

If you like Sandra Brown or Janet Evanovich, you will love Pamela Fagan Hutchins. A former attorney who splits her time between Nowheresville, Texas and the frozen north of Snowheresville, Wyoming, Pamela lived in the U.S. Virgin Islands for nearly ten years. She refuses to admit to taking notes for this series during that time.


˃˃˃ The Ava series reviews are in, and they're good. Very, very good. 

"Just when I think I couldn't love another Pamela Fagan Hutchins novel more, along comes Ava. She's smart and sassy, with a story full of juicy plot twists. I enjoyed Bombshell from cover to cover!" — Marcy McKay, author of Pennies from Burger Heaven 

"To finally get a whole book of Ava's beautiful voice and attitude was so much fun. And then to see that her outer armor was mixed with the very real insecurities and struggles that we can all relate to was magical. She personifies bombshell in every sense of word and I can't wait to have her voice in my head again in Stunner." — Tara Scheyer, Grammy-nominated musician, Long-Distance Sisters Book Club 

"Entertaining, complex, and thought-provoking. Each book gets better and better and better (with a) more intricate and complex storyline. [The What Doesn’t Kill You world] started out great, but [Pamela] outdid herself on this one. I am anxiously anticipating the next book about Ava. It was so hard to put this book down once I started reading." — Ginger Copeland, power reader 


˃˃˃ Catch more adventures with Ava and her friends in the What Doesn't Kill You world. Scroll up and grab your copy of Bombshell today.

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Pamela writes overly long e-mails, the What Doesn't Kill You romantic mysteries, and (possibly) hilarious nonfiction. She resides deep in the heart of Nowheresville, TX and way up in the frozen north of Snowheresville, WY. Pamela is passionate about hiking with her hunky husband and pack of rescue dogs (and an occasional goat and donkey), riding her gigantic horses, experimenting with her Keurig, and traveling in the Bookmobile.

Pamela's mysteries have won a lot of awards, from the 2017 Silver Falchion for Best Adult Mystery WINNER (Fighting for Anna) to the 2016 and 2015 WINNERS for USA Best Books Fiction: Cross Genre (Hell to Pay, Heaven to Betsy). With downloads of nearly 2,000,000 for the What Doesn't Kill You series, readers seem to enjoy her smart, sassy female sleuths.

Visit her website http://pamelafaganhutchins.com/ or follow her on Twitter (@PamelotH) or Facebook http://facebook.com/pamela.fagan.hutchins.author. To learn more about her fellow SkipJack Publishing authors, visit: http://skipjackpublishing.com/.

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Jul 19, 2017
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300
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English
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Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Amateur Sleuth
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A humiliated attorney. An unexpected second chance. Can a house with a twist help her find love and answers? 

Texas attorney and alcoholic Katie Connell’s career just melted down before her eyes. After very public failure during a doomed celebrity trial and a heart-wrenching breakup, she avoids rehab by retreating to the tropical island where her parents tragically died. But when she arrives, it becomes obvious that her parents’ supposed accident was cold and calculated…

As Katie sorts through the clues, she gets help from an unexpected source: a spirited house named Annalise. Between the kindred ghost, a local singing sensation, and a handsome chef, the quirks of the island throw the former attorney for a major loop. Can Katie pick up the pieces of her life and solve her parents’ murder as part of her fresh new start?

Saving Grace is a hilarious romantic mystery. If you like island getaways, compelling characters, and witty dialogue, then you’ll love Pamela Fagan Hutchins’ suspenseful story of voodoo and redemption. 

Buy Saving Grace to pack your bags for a humorous mystery today! 


˃˃˃ See why Pamela’s novels have won contest after contest.2017 WINNER Silver Falchion for Best Adult Mystery2016 WINNER Best Book Awards Cross-Genre Fiction2015 WINNER Best Book Awards Cross-Genre Fiction2014 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award, Romance, Quarter-finalist


˃˃˃ Once Upon A Romance calls Hutchins an "up-and-coming powerhouse writer."

If you like Sandra Brown or Janet Evanovich, you will love Pamela Fagan Hutchins. A former attorney and native Texan, Pamela lived in the U.S. Virgin Islands for nearly ten years. She refuses to admit to taking notes for this series during that time.


˃˃˃ The reviews for Katie are in, and they're good. Very, very good.

"Taut suspense." — Midwest Book Review

"Quick, entertaining read." — Kirkus Reviews

"Fantastic mystery." — Once Upon a Romance


˃˃˃ Catch more adventures with Katie and her friends in the What Doesn't Kill You world.
Scroll up and grab your copy of Saving Grace today.
A new life on the horizon. An old flame at the door. When a dead body turns up in the freezer, one woman's island lifestyle turns stormy… 

Katie Connell's new life in St. Marcos is cruising right along. She’s got a restaurateur boyfriend, a singing venture with her best friend, and a new streak of sobriety. Even better, she’s purchased a rainforest home that came complete with a centuries-old house ghost. With her legal career well behind her, she's hopeful her new chapter will lead her to happiness. 

But when a man from her past enters the picture, a murder in her boyfriend's restaurant and a child in need throw everything into chaos. Forced to choose between the spirited house that saved her and a man who may just be the love of her life, Katie almost yearns for the simpler dramas she faced as a lawyer. Can she make the right choice without slipping back into the destructive ways of the past?

Leaving Annalise is a fast-paced romantic mystery. If you like strong women, whirlwind twists, and satisfying love stories, then you’ll love Pamela Fagan Hutchins’ tightly-woven mystery.

Buy Leaving Annalise to take a dramatic island ride today! 


˃˃˃ See why Pamela’s novels have won contest after contest.2017 WINNER Silver Falchion for Best Adult Mystery2016 WINNER Best Book Awards Cross-Genre Fiction2015 WINNER Best Book Awards Cross-Genre Fiction2014 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award, Romance, Quarter-finalist


˃˃˃ Once Upon A Romance calls Hutchins an "up-and-coming powerhouse writer."

If you like Sandra Brown or Janet Evanovich, you will love Pamela Fagan Hutchins. A former attorney and native Texan, Pamela lived in the U.S. Virgin Islands for nearly ten years. She refuses to admit to taking notes for this series during that time.


˃˃˃ The reviews for Katie are in, and they're good. Very, very good.

"Taut suspense." — Midwest Book Review

"Quick, entertaining read." — Kirkus Reviews

"Fantastic mystery." — Once Upon a Romance


˃˃˃ Catch more adventures with Katie and her friends in the What Doesn't Kill You world.
Scroll up and grab your copy of Leaving Annalise today.
A dead body at the gate. A missing husband. She'll need all the voodoo she can conjure to crack a tropical crime. 

Katie Connell is happily married and living the island life on St. Marcos. Just when she thinks life is settling down with her dream man and their gorgeous children, they learn a stranger died at the front gate of their jumbie house. After the victim's well-connected employer hires Katie and Nick to investigate, they discover a horrifying secret about the place they call home. 

Before Katie can process the information, her husband doesn't return home one night. As if that weren’t enough, the uncooperative police chief counters Katie’s plea for help with a threat to seize their home out from under her. Can Katie track down her husband alone before his trail goes cold, or will powerful forces at work send her to an early grave?

Finding Harmony is a Caribbean island murder mystery peppered with voodoo and romance. If you like smart heroines, nail-biting chases, and twists you won't see coming, then you'll love Pamela Fagan Hutchins’ wave-pounding getaway.

Buy Finding Harmony to fly into a twisted island mystery today! 2014 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award, Romance, Quarter-finalist.


˃˃˃ See why Pamela’s novels have won contest after contest.2017 WINNER Silver Falchion for Best Adult Mystery2016 WINNER Best Book Awards Cross-Genre Fiction2015 WINNER Best Book Awards Cross-Genre Fiction2014 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award, Romance, Quarter-finalist


˃˃˃ Once Upon A Romance calls Hutchins an "up-and-coming powerhouse writer."

If you like Sandra Brown or Janet Evanovich, you will love Pamela Fagan Hutchins. A former attorney and native Texan, Pamela lived in the U.S. Virgin Islands for nearly ten years. She refuses to admit to taking notes for this series during that time.


˃˃˃ The reviews for Katie are in, and they're good. Very, very good.

"Taut suspense." — Midwest Book Review

"Quick, entertaining read." — Kirkus Reviews

"Fantastic mystery." — Once Upon a Romance


˃˃˃ Catch more adventures with Katie and her friends in the What Doesn't Kill You world.


Scroll up and grab your copy of Finding Harmony today.

After losing her husband, she’s not about to lose this race. But if she doesn’t drop out, she could lose her family. 

When Michele Lopez Hanson quit her law practice to become an author, she was looking forward to spending more time at home with her triathlete husband and her teen kids. But when a tragic biking accident claims her husband’s life, she finds herself with nothing but free time and painful memories. Drowning in grief, she pledges to honor his memory by competing in the Ironman he’ll never finish. But as she follows along his old training routes, she discovers that if she pedals hard enough, she can sense him alongside her…

Her single-minded focus on the race leaves little time for her children, but when her teenage son is accused of murder, she has no choice but to get off the bike seat long enough to track down the real killer. With the Ironman fast approaching and the charges against her son heating up, can she cross the finish line and hold her family together or will everything she loves crash and burn?

Going for Kona is the first standalone book in the adrenaline-pumping Michele trilogy within the What Doesn’t Kill You romantic mystery series. If you like tenacious heroines, competitive sports, and relationships that last beyond the grave, then you’ll love Pamela Fagan Hutchins’ award-winning whodunit.

Buy Going for Kona today to strap on your helmet for a pulse-pounding mystery today!

2014 Finalist USA Best Book Awards, Cross Genre Fiction.

˃˃˃ See why Pamela’s novels have won contest after contest.

2017 WINNER Silver Falchion for Best Adult Mystery

2016 WINNER Best Book Awards Cross-Genre Fiction

2015 WINNER Best Book Awards Cross-Genre Fiction

2014 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award, Romance, Quarter-finalist

˃˃˃ Once Upon A Romance calls Hutchins an "up-and-coming powerhouse writer."

If you like Sandra Brown or Janet Evanovich, you're going to love Pamela Fagan Hutchins. A former attorney and native Texan, Pamela splits her time between Nowheresville, Texas and the frozen north of Snowheresville, Wyoming.

˃˃˃ The Michele reviews are in, and they're good. Very, very good.

“Immediately hooked." — Terry Sykes-Bradshaw, Author of Sibling Revelry

"Spellbinding." — Jo Bryan, Dry Creek Book Club

"Fast-paced mystery." —Deb Krenzer, Book Reviewer

"Can't put it down." — Cathy Bader, Reader

"LOVED IT!" — Marcy McKay, Author of Pennies From Burger Heaven

˃˃˃ Catch more adventures with Michele and her friends in the What Doesn't Kill You world. Scroll up and grab your copy of Going for Kona today.

A shocking murder. A high-speed robbery. Can one ex-cowgirl stand up to a criminal convoy? 

Emily Bernal may have traded the fast-paced rodeo world for paralegal work but the change hasn’t made her life any simpler. Between romancing her sexy attorney boss Jack and fighting for custody of her foster child, she wonders if riding a bucking bronco would be easier. But when two runaway teens beg for her help after witnessing a truck-stop murder, the former rodeo queen springs into action. 

As she follows the clues along the Texas interstate, she can’t help but notice her boyfriend is hiding something from her. When the investigation turns deadly, Emily’s only chance to keep the runaways alive is to stand toe-to-toe with a criminal conspiracy that could make her the next victim. 

Earth to Emily is the second standalone novel in an adrenaline-pumping romantic mystery trilogy. If you like gutsy Texans, rollicking twists and turns, and a dash of humor, then you’ll love Pamela Fagan Hutchins’ wild thrill ride. 

Buy Earth to Emily to hang on tight for a high-spirited mystery today! 


˃˃˃ See why Pamela’s novels have won contest after contest.2017 WINNER Silver Falchion for Best Adult Mystery2016 WINNER Best Book Awards Cross-Genre Fiction2015 WINNER Best Book Awards Cross-Genre Fiction2014 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award, Romance, Quarter-finalist


˃˃˃ Once Upon A Romance calls Hutchins an "up-and-coming powerhouse writer."

If you like Sandra Brown or Janet Evanovich, you're going to love Pamela Fagan Hutchins. A former attorney and native Texan, Pamela splits her time between Nowheresville, Texas and the frozen north of Snowheresville, Wyoming. 


˃˃˃ The Emily reviews are in, and they're good. Very, very good.

“Grabs you by the throat from the get-go for a suspenseful, rollicking ride.” — Ken Oder, author of The Closing

“Full of heart, humor, vivid characters, and suspense. Hutchins has done it again!” — Gay Yellen, author of The Body Business

“Hutchins is a master of tension.” — R.L. Nolen, author of Deadly Thyme

“Intriguing mystery . . . captivating romance.” — Patricia Flaherty Pagan, author of Trail Ways Pilgrims

“In my book . . . the makings of a great novel: cheating husbands, murder, and hot cowboys.” — Melissa Algood, contributing author, Eclectically Criminal


˃˃˃ Catch more adventures with Emily and her friends in the What Doesn't Kill You world.


Scroll up and grab your copy of Earth to Emily today.

A nationwide tour. A popstar in the crosshairs. Touring with the band just got deadly. 


After battling breast cancer, island pop singer and single mom Ava thought she could handle anything her concert tour threw her way. But when tragedy strikes her album launch party, she realizes she may have underestimated the price she’ll have to pay for fame. And the cost skyrockets when someone attempts to murder her headlining act. 


Still shaken by the alarming attack, Ava has little time to process the traumatic event before she’s caught up in a scandal worthy of the tabloids. Someone in her staff is leaking secrets to the paparazzi, and the fallout is wreaking havoc on her love life. When a second pop singer is targeted, Ava doubles down on her search for clues. But with music careers and multi-million-dollar contracts on the line, she could pack a stadium with potential suspects. 


Knowing her future hinges on staying in the spotlight, Ava must track down the murderous stalker before the final curtain drops. 

Stunner is the second book in Ava’s trilogy within the What Doesn’t Kill You series of romantic mysteries. If you like sexy pop stars, backstage scandals, and edge-of-your-seat mysteries, then you’ll love Pamela Fagan Hutchins’ award-winning series.


Buy Stunner to go on the road with a show-stopping murder mystery today!


˃˃˃ See why Pamela’s novels have won contest after contest.

2017 WINNER Silver Falchion for Best Adult Mystery

2016 USA Best Book Awards Cross-Genre Fiction

2015 USA Best Book Awards Cross-Genre Fiction

2014 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award, Romance, Quarter-finalist


>>> Once Upon A Romance calls Hutchins an "up-and-coming powerhouse writer."

If you like Sandra Brown or Janet Evanovich, you will love Pamela Fagan Hutchins. A former attorney who splits her time between Nowheresville, Texas and the frozen north of Snowheresville, Wyoming, Pamela lived in the U.S. Virgin Islands for nearly ten years. She refuses to admit to taking notes for this series during that time.


>>> The series reviews are in, and they're good. Very, very good.

"Just when I think I couldn't love another Pamela Fagan Hutchins novel more, along comes Ava. She's smart and sassy, with a story full of juicy plot twists." — Marcy McKay, author of Pennies from Burger Heaven

"To finally get a whole book of Ava's beautiful voice and attitude was so much fun. And then to see that her outer armor was mixed with the very real insecurities and struggles that we can all relate to was magical. She personifies bombshell in every sense of word and I can't wait to have her voice in my head again in Stunner." — Tara Scheyer, Grammy-nominated musician, Long-Distance Sisters Book Club

"Entertaining, complex, and thought-provoking. Each book gets better and better and better. It was so hard to put this book down once I started reading." — Ginger Copeland, power reader


>>> Check out the entire What Doesn't Kill You romantic mystery world, or just catch up with Ava in Bombshell (#1) and the upcoming Knockout (#3).


Scroll up and grab your copy today! 

Heartfelt and hilarious mysteries. All three full-length Emily novels in this multiple award-winning, best-selling romantic mystery trilogy from the What Doesn’t Kill You world, with nearly 6000 reviews and a 4.6+-star average. Heaven to Betsy: A dead body swan-dives into the pool at a wedding, bringing gossip about disgraced paralegal and former rodeo queen Emily to a halt. Enter Jack, a secretive attorney and sexy mix of cowboy and Indian, and a job offer. Emily refuses the man and the job, until she learns about the disappearance of the six-year old daughter of his notorious client. She launches a desperate search for the little girl, and bodies pile up in her wake as the walls around her own secrets begin to crumble. 2015 WINNER USA Best Book Award, Cross Genre Fiction. Earth to Emily: Paralegal and former rodeo queen Emily only wants two little things. The first is to adopt Betsy—the girl who has stolen her heart but could be deported to Mexico at any time. The other is a second chance with her boss, Jack, a smolderingly hot and mysterious criminal defense attorney. But two runaway teens force her into a horrible choice: risking their lives, or jeopardizing her chance at a life with the two people she cares about most. Hell to Pay: Emily finally has her life on track. Her adoption of Betsy seems like a done deal, her parents have reunited, and she’s engaged to her sexy boss Jack. Then client Phil’s childhood buddy drops dead face first into a penis cake at an adult novelty store. The cops charge Phil with murder. Emily feels like a calf out of a chute, pulled between the ropes of the header and the heeler, as she fights to help Phil without losing Betsy and Jack. 2016 WINNER USA Best Book Award, Cross Genre Fiction. ˃˃˃ See why Pamela’s novels have won contest after contest. 2017 WINNER Silver Falchion for Best Adult Mystery 2016 WINNER Best Book Awards Cross-Genre Fiction 2015 WINNER Best Book Awards Cross-Genre Fiction 2014 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award, Romance, Quarter-finalist ˃˃˃ Once Upon A Romance calls Hutchins an "up-and-coming powerhouse writer." If you like Sandra Brown or Janet Evanovich, you're going to love Pamela Fagan Hutchins. A former attorney and native Texan, Pamela splits her time between Nowheresville, Texas and the frozen north of Snowheresville, Wyoming. >>> The Emily reviews are in, and they're good. Very, very good. "Clear your calendar before you pick it up because you won't be able to put it down.” — Ken Oder, author of Old Wounds to the Heart “Full of heart, humor, vivid characters, and suspense. Hutchins has done it again!” — Gay Yellen, author of The Body Business “Everything about it shines: the plot, the characters and the writing. Readers are in for a real treat with this story.” — Marcy McKay, author of Pennies from Burger Heaven “Hutchins is a master of tension.” — R.L. Nolen, author of Deadly Thyme “Intriguing mystery . . . captivating romance.” — Patricia Flaherty Pagan, author of Trail Ways Pilgrims ˃˃˃ Catch more adventures with Emily and her friends in the What Doesn't Kill You world. Scroll up and grab your copy of the Emily Box Set today.
A humiliated attorney. An unexpected second chance. Can a house with a twist help her find love and answers? 

Texas attorney and alcoholic Katie Connell’s career just melted down before her eyes. After very public failure during a doomed celebrity trial and a heart-wrenching breakup, she avoids rehab by retreating to the tropical island where her parents tragically died. But when she arrives, it becomes obvious that her parents’ supposed accident was cold and calculated…

As Katie sorts through the clues, she gets help from an unexpected source: a spirited house named Annalise. Between the kindred ghost, a local singing sensation, and a handsome chef, the quirks of the island throw the former attorney for a major loop. Can Katie pick up the pieces of her life and solve her parents’ murder as part of her fresh new start?

Saving Grace is a hilarious romantic mystery. If you like island getaways, compelling characters, and witty dialogue, then you’ll love Pamela Fagan Hutchins’ suspenseful story of voodoo and redemption. 

Buy Saving Grace to pack your bags for a humorous mystery today! 


˃˃˃ See why Pamela’s novels have won contest after contest.2017 WINNER Silver Falchion for Best Adult Mystery2016 WINNER Best Book Awards Cross-Genre Fiction2015 WINNER Best Book Awards Cross-Genre Fiction2014 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award, Romance, Quarter-finalist


˃˃˃ Once Upon A Romance calls Hutchins an "up-and-coming powerhouse writer."

If you like Sandra Brown or Janet Evanovich, you will love Pamela Fagan Hutchins. A former attorney and native Texan, Pamela lived in the U.S. Virgin Islands for nearly ten years. She refuses to admit to taking notes for this series during that time.


˃˃˃ The reviews for Katie are in, and they're good. Very, very good.

"Taut suspense." — Midwest Book Review

"Quick, entertaining read." — Kirkus Reviews

"Fantastic mystery." — Once Upon a Romance


˃˃˃ Catch more adventures with Katie and her friends in the What Doesn't Kill You world.
Scroll up and grab your copy of Saving Grace today.
Meet Detective Sergeant Alicia Friend. She’s nice. Too nice to be a police officer, if she’s honest.

Now assigned to DI Donald Murphy’s team, the annoyingly-perky detective finds herself in the grip of a northern British winter, investigating the kidnap-murders of two young women - both strikingly similar in appearance. When a third is taken, they have less than a week to chip away the secrets of a high-society family, and uncover the killer’s objective.


But Richard - the father of the latest victim - believes the police are not moving quickly enough, so launches a parallel investigation, utilising skills honed in a dark past that is about to catch up with him.


As Richard’s secret actions hinder the police, Alicia remains in contact with him, and even starts to fall for his charms, forcing her into choices that will impact the rest of her life.


For a chilling serial killer thriller with a quirky main character, pick up His First His Second today!


˃˃˃ Reviews


CrimeFictionLover.com “An intriguing mix of police procedural and serial killer thriller, that will tease, involve and unnerve you. An entertaining and intriguing debut.”


Undercover Book Reviews: “Want a book with twists and turns? This is the one. It will not disappoint.”


AUTHOR Q&A


Q: Alicia Friend is kind of an oddball, isn’t she?


A: I’d say she’s unique. She knows who she wants to be and she doesn’t compromise, but most police officers she meets are dour and grumpy, and she sees how that impacts their personal lives. She doesn’t want to be as hard-nosed as many women sleuths in fiction, so radiates the sort of perkiness that sometimes grates on her fellow officers. But it’s who she is.


Q: Despite having a quirky woman sleuth as main character, the novel goes to some dark places.


A: Yes. I found that at one point I was trying to include ALL my research, and I’m really aiming for a thrill ride as much a straight police procedural. I originally included the sort of forensic details you get with Patricia Cornwell or Kathy Reichs, but it wasn’t right for this book. I keep it as accurate as possible, but it’s about the characters and how they uncover secrets, both externally and within the police.


Q: So who is your ideal reader?


A: Fans of serial killer books in general. If you like James Patterson, PJ Tracy or Steven James, Mark Billingham or Ian Rankin, Alicia Friend’s series could be worth checking out.


Q: What levels of violence and bad language are there?


A: Some of the violence is graphic, but the language ... that goes as strong as references to one’s posterior and some faecal synonyms, if you get my meaning. No “F” or “C” words, as I don’t think Alicia’s audience appreciates that.


Q: And how, exactly, do you come up with a character like Alicia?


A: She is based on a real person. But very loosely. The essence is there, although I had to invent certain aspects for dramatic effect. The parts from real life are: a ditzy, perky outer shell, yet possesses a fierce intelligence, true dedication, and being brilliant at her job.


Q: So the real Alicia Friend isn’t a serving police officer?


A: No, she isn’t. And if she was, I certainly wouldn’t say so here.


Alicia Friend Books In Order:


His First His Second


In Black In White


With Courage With Fear


A Friend in Spirit


To Hide To Seek (novella for summer 2018)


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