Dangerous Mistakes: Leah Nash Mysteries Book 2

Himmel River Press
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A clever killer. A smart reporter. An unexpected twist.

Small-town reporter Leah Nash investigates a murder no one else believes happened—until a second death signals the killer's first mistake. Nothing is as it seems, and the twisting trail she follows pits Leah against her police lieutenant best friend, her new boss, and even her mother. Still, the smart and smart-ass Leah can't back down. If she's right, she can save someone she loves. If she's wrong, the next victim could be her.

Independent, intrepid and irrepressible Leah Nash can't resist a good story, especially not one that ends in murder. Sharp dialogue, plots that move and storylines full of twists and turns make this not-quite-cozy series a fan favorite 

Fans of mysteries featuring strong female protagonists will enjoy following Leah Nash as she navigates storylines full of twists and turns. The series combines the familiar pleasures of a small-town cozy—a cast of recurring characters, a touch of romance, and total immersion in an imaginary small-town setting—with the sharper dialogue and edgier plot of a mystery thriller. Fans of mysteries featuring strong female protagonists will enjoy following Leah Nash as she navigates storylines full of twists and turns. The series combines the familiar pleasures of a small-town cozy mystery with the sharper dialogue and edgier plot of a mystery thriller.

Readers who like fast-paced murder mysteries with strong women sleuths will get their crime fiction fix with this second book in the Leah Nash Mysteries series.  

 

PRAISE FOR DANGEROUS MISTAKES

Excellent book, superb writing, great plot lines, with rich characters that make you laugh out loud, and at times bawl your eyes out. 

This author’s plotting is the very best I’ve read in a long time. The plot is finely written with twists & turns, characters that aren’t way out there and unbelievable. 

This is the first book that I [have] read by this author, but it won’t be the last. If you are looking for a good mystery, then this one is for you. 

This is the second Leah Nash book I’ve read, and I enjoyed both. The characters are realistic, the dialogue believable, the pace excellent.

 

 

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About the author

Susan Hunter is a charter member of Introverts International (which meets the 12th of Never at an undisclosed location). She has worked as a reporter and managing editor, during which time she received a first-place UPI award for investigative reporting and a Michigan Press Association first place award for enterprise/feature reporting.

Susan has also taught composition at the college level, written advertising copy, newsletters, press releases, speeches, web copy, academic papers, and memos. Lots and lots of memos. She lives in rural Michigan with her husband Gary, who is a man of action, not words.

During certain times of the day, she can be found wandering the mean streets of small-town Himmel, Wisconsin, looking for clues, stopping for a meal at the Elite Cafe, dropping off a story lead at the Himmel Times Weekly, or meeting friends for a drink at McClain's Bar and Grill.

 

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Publisher
Himmel River Press
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Published on
Nov 8, 2015
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Pages
370
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English
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Genres
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Amateur Sleuth
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Cozy
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / General
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Private Investigators
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Traditional
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Women Sleuths
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Vanished Without a Trace

 

When teenager Heather Young disappeared from the small town of Himmel, Wisconsin everyone believed her boyfriend had killed her—though her body was never found. Twenty years later, his little sister Sammy returns to town. She begs her old friend, true crime writer Leah Nash, to prove her brother Eric isn’t a murderer.

 

But Sammy has no new evidence, and her brother doesn’t want Leah’s help. Leah says no—but she can’t help feeling guilty about it.  That feeling gets much worse when Sammy is killed in a suspicious car accident. That’s when the independent, irreverent, unstoppable Leah takes up her cause. Her investigation takes her to some dark and dangerous places, and the truth she finds has an unexpected and shattering impact on her own life.

 

Fans of mysteries featuring strong female protagonists will enjoy following Leah Nash as she navigates storylines full of twists and turns. The series combines the familiar pleasures of a small-town cozy—a cast of recurring characters, a touch of romance, and total immersion in an imaginary small-town setting—with the sharper dialogue and edgier plot of a mystery thriller. 

 

PRAISE FOR DANGEROUS PLACES

 

“The latest installment of Leah Nash’s adventures was my first choice to read on a dismal winter day. The story didn’t disappoint. Leah is as entertaining as ever. I love her indomitable spirit.”

 

“Interesting plot and character development. I've enjoyed following Leah as she has fine-tuned her investigative strategies and relationships throughout the series. This one is my favorite so far. Can't wait for the next book!”

 

“Oh, how I have come to love these characters! This 3rd in series book is great on its own, but even better having read the previous two in the series.”

 

“Well, if you're not in it by now, you're not paying attention. With each new book, you get drawn further into Himmel, Wisconsin and Leah Nash and her adventures. You can empathize with most of the characters. I'm more hooked now, and am salivating for her next book.”

 

 

 

Leah Nash Would Kill For A Good Story—But Will She Die For One? 

Reporter Leah Nash returns to her Wisconsin hometown after 10 years away—unfortunately, not in triumph. She says she quit, her ex-boss says she was fired. Either way, she’s out of a job. So, she accepts a temporary position at the weekly paper where she started. At least the slower pace will give her time to work on rehabbing her career. She thinks.

Then a nun from a school for troubled kids dies in a strange accident, leaving behind a cryptic message. Leah’s younger sister died at the same school years earlier, also under mysterious circumstances. Sparked by the nun’s note and her own sense of guilt over her sister’s death, Leah investigates. Soon she’s uncovered a small-town scandal, a murder, and a story that could be her comeback. She’s determined to expose the truth. The problem is, someone else is equally determined to keep it buried. Leah’s always maintained that she’d kill for a good story. But will she die for one instead?

Fans of mysteries featuring strong female protagonists will enjoy following Leah Nash as she navigates storylines full of twists and turns. The series combines the familiar pleasures of a small-town cozy mystery with the sharper dialogue and edgier plot of a mystery thriller. Readers who like fast-paced murder mysteries with strong women sleuths will get their crime fiction fix with this free book.  

 PRAISE FOR DANGEROUS HABITS

“Smart, witty, fast-paced, and kept me guessing up to the last page. Highly recommended! I can't wait for the next Leah Nash novel!”

“This was a great read! The intricate plot is woven together with intrigue, well-crafted settings and complex characters, all of which draw the reader into the story and keep one engaged until the very end. I look forward to the next Leah Nash Mystery Thriller.”

“I started to read this to help me go to sleep, but the sun just came up. I couldn’t put it down even for a short break. Surprise after surprise. I guarantee you will not see the end coming. Enjoy!”

“Ms. Hunter’s whole Leah Nash series is as good as, maybe better than, most of the bestselling books I’ve read. Do you ever find a book that’s so good you just have to have all the books by that author? This is it! I can hardly wait for book 4. Get these books, you’ll love them.”

 

Online Dating Can Be Murder.

 A week that starts out with a woman’s dead body in the living room is not going to end well. Writer Leah Nash learns this truth when her friend Miguel arrives home on a Sunday night, only to discover that his weekend renter has failed to checkout—at least in the usual sense of the word. By Wednesday, Miguel’s uncle is arrested for murder. 

The victim is the owner of SweetMeets, a website for sugar daddies in search of college-age sugar babies. Police investigators uncover an eye-witness who saw Miguel’s uncle at the scene. They find his fingerprints on the murder weapon, and they dig up a connection to the victim that he was anxious to keep buried. 

But Miguel’s uncle isn’t the only resident of small-town Himmel, Wisconsin with something to hide. As Leah and Miguel hunt for the real killer, they’re faced with half-truths and outright lies from local citizens desperate to keep their own secrets under wraps. In her most complex investigation to date, Leah must use all the smarts—and smart-assery—she has to find the killer’s true identity. When she does, everything comes together in a tense climax that tests her courage and reveals that she’s been keeping a few things secret from herself.

 Fans of mysteries featuring strong female protagonists will enjoy following Leah Nash as she navigates storylines full of twists and turns. The series combines the familiar pleasures of  cozy mysteries—a cast of recurring characters, a touch of romance, and a quick-thinking female lead—with the sharper dialogue and edgier plot of a mystery thriller. 

PRAISE FOR THE LEAH NASH MYSTERIES SERIES

"The humanity of the characters keeps you reading. I find the author’s style so engaging! However, I am not happy that I have to wait for the next Leah book."

 

"I'm so glad I found this author. She develops her characters so well that you feel they could be individuals you know. Plus, there are twists and turns that certainly keep you interested in turning the next page. Can't wait to begin reading her next mystery."

 

"5+ Stars Compelling. Stand-alones that are easy to follow and difficult to put down. Interesting storyline with realistic procedures, actions, and reactions. These are not light-hearted, cozy mysteries. There is no graphic brutality, sex or drag-you-down drama. Believable characters with distinct personalities. Thought-provoking and snarky dialogue."

 

 

 

 

 

 

Leah Nash Would Kill For A Good Story—But Will She Die For One? 

Reporter Leah Nash returns to her Wisconsin hometown after 10 years away—unfortunately, not in triumph. She says she quit, her ex-boss says she was fired. Either way, she’s out of a job. So, she accepts a temporary position at the weekly paper where she started. At least the slower pace will give her time to work on rehabbing her career. She thinks.

Then a nun from a school for troubled kids dies in a strange accident, leaving behind a cryptic message. Leah’s younger sister died at the same school years earlier, also under mysterious circumstances. Sparked by the nun’s note and her own sense of guilt over her sister’s death, Leah investigates. Soon she’s uncovered a small-town scandal, a murder, and a story that could be her comeback. She’s determined to expose the truth. The problem is, someone else is equally determined to keep it buried. Leah’s always maintained that she’d kill for a good story. But will she die for one instead?

Fans of mysteries featuring strong female protagonists will enjoy following Leah Nash as she navigates storylines full of twists and turns. The series combines the familiar pleasures of a small-town cozy mystery with the sharper dialogue and edgier plot of a mystery thriller. Readers who like fast-paced murder mysteries with strong women sleuths will get their crime fiction fix with this free book.  

 PRAISE FOR DANGEROUS HABITS

“Smart, witty, fast-paced, and kept me guessing up to the last page. Highly recommended! I can't wait for the next Leah Nash novel!”

“This was a great read! The intricate plot is woven together with intrigue, well-crafted settings and complex characters, all of which draw the reader into the story and keep one engaged until the very end. I look forward to the next Leah Nash Mystery Thriller.”

“I started to read this to help me go to sleep, but the sun just came up. I couldn’t put it down even for a short break. Surprise after surprise. I guarantee you will not see the end coming. Enjoy!”

“Ms. Hunter’s whole Leah Nash series is as good as, maybe better than, most of the bestselling books I’ve read. Do you ever find a book that’s so good you just have to have all the books by that author? This is it! I can hardly wait for book 4. Get these books, you’ll love them.”

Two Killer Murder Mysteries in One!

DANGEROUS MISTAKES

Small-town reporter Leah Nash has a plan. She’s rebooting her career with a true-crime book based on a major story she broke. Until it’s published, she’s trying to keep her head down under the icy glare of her new boss at the Himmel Times Weekly. But then a local surgeon dies, his daughter begs Leah for help, and all bets are off.

The medical examiner, the police, and the district attorney have written the death off as suicide. And with good reason. The surgeon had a motive, he left a note, and there’s no evidence anyone else was at the scene. Still, his daughter insists that her father was murdered.

 

Hardheaded though she is, Leah has a soft spot for lost causes. Soon she’s involved in a cat and mouse game with a clever killer who seems to know her next move before she does. But the game ends when someone she loves is next on the list. Can Leah find the answers before it’s too late?

 

Fans of mysteries featuring strong female protagonists will enjoy following Leah Nash as she navigates storylines full of twists and turns. The series combines the familiar pleasures of a small-town cozy—a cast of recurring characters, a touch of romance, and total immersion in an imaginary small-town setting—with the sharper dialogue and edgier plot of a mystery thriller. 

 

DANGEROUS PLACES

When teenager Heather Young disappeared from the small town of Himmel, Wisconsin everyone believed her boyfriend had killed her—though her body was never found. Twenty years later, his little sister Sammy returns to town. She begs her old friend, true crime writer Leah Nash, to prove her brother Eric isn’t a murderer.

 

But Sammy has no new evidence, and her brother doesn’t want Leah’s help. Leah says no—but she can’t help feeling guilty about it.  That feeling gets much worse when Sammy is killed in a suspicious car accident. That’s when the independent, irreverent, unstoppable Leah takes up her cause. Her investigation takes her to some dark and dangerous places, and the truth she finds has an unexpected and shattering impact on her own life.

 

PRAISE FOR THE LEAH NASH MYSTERIES SERIES

 

5+ Stars Compelling
Stand-alones that are easy to follow and difficult to put down. Interesting storyline with realistic procedures, actions and reactions. These are not light-hearted, cozy mysteries. There is
no graphic brutality, sex or drag-you-down drama. Believable characters with distinct personalities. Thought-provoking and snarky dialogue.

 

All three mysteries in the Leah Nash Series are excellent. I'm so glad I found this author. She develops her characters so well that you feel they could be individuals you know. Plus there are twists and turns that certainly keep you interested in turning the next page. Can't wait to begin reading her next mystery.

 

I really enjoyed these books! They are well written, and keep the suspense going, plus the characters have real life problems! I look forward to more.

 

I read the first Leah Nash novel and then found books 2 and 3. I love a good mystery and the boxed set is a great bargain.

 

 

 There's no place like home—for murder. 

Smart, strong, and sassy, reporter Leah Nash can't resist a good story, especially not one that ends in murder. Sharp dialogue, plots that move and storylines full of twists and turns make this small-town series a fan favorite. 

 

Dangerous Mistakes

Reporter Leah is rebooting her career with a true-crime book based on a major story she broke. Until it’s published, she’s trying to keep her head down under the icy glare of her new boss at the Himmel Times Weekly. But when a local surgeon commits suicide, his daughter begs Leah to prove it was murder. Soon she's hunting a clever killer who has no intention of stopping. Leah must step up her game and find the answers before it's too late for someone she loves.

 

Dangerous Places

When teenager Heather Young disappeared from the small town of Himmel, Wisconsin everyone believed her boyfriend had killed her—though her body was never found. Twenty years later, his little sister Sammy returns to town. She begs her old friend, true crime writer Leah Nash, to prove her brother Eric isn’t a murderer. The independent, irreverent, unstoppable Leah takes up her cause. Her investigation takes her to some dark and dangerous places, and the truth she finds has an unexpected and shattering impact on her own life.

 

Dangerous Secrets

A week that starts out with a woman’s dead body in the living room is not going to end well. Writer Leah Nash learns this truth when her friend Miguel arrives home on a Sunday night, only to discover that his weekend renter has failed to checkout—at least in the usual sense of the word. By Wednesday, Miguel’s uncle is arrested for murder. In her most complex investigation to date, Leah must use all the smarts—and smart-assery—she has to find the killer’s true identity. When she does, everything comes together in a tense climax that tests her courage and reveals that she’s been keeping a few things secret from herself.

 

  

 

Although scholars in the disciplines of law, psychology, philosophy, and sociology have published a considerable number of prescriptive, normative, and theoretical studies of animals in society, Pet Politics presents the first study of the development of companion animal or pet law and policy in Canada and the United States by political scientists. The authors examine how people and governments classify three species of pets or companion animals--cats, dogs, and horses--for various degrees of legal protection. They then detail how interest groups shape the agenda for companion animal legislation and regulation, and the legislative and administrative formulation of anticruelty, kennel licensing, horse slaughter, feral and roaming cat, and breed ban policies. Finally, they examine the enforcement of these laws and policies by agencies and the courts. Using an eclectic mix of original empirical data, original case studies, and interviews--and relying on general theories and research about the policy process and the sociopolitical function of legality--the authors illustrate that pet policy is a unique field of political struggle, a conflict that originates from differing perspectives about whether pets are property or autonomous beings, and clashing norms about the care of animals. The result of the political struggle, the authors argue, is difficulty in the enactment of policies and especially in the implementation and enforcement of laws that might improve the welfare of companion animals.
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