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."
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.