Steal Away: An Adam Dutton & Beverly Laborde Mystery

· Adam Dutton & Beverly Laborde Mystery Series Book 1 · BV Lawson
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A bitter con woman and a jaded detective reluctantly join forces to stop a killer...

When Beverly Laborde becomes a con artist extraordinaire to extract vengeance on the man who shut down her grandmother's antiques business and sent her to an early grave, she comes face to face with the handsome but haunted Vermont police detective, Adam Dutton, who doesn’t know whether to arrest her or ask her out on a date.

But Beverly and Adam soon face an even worse problem than their inconvenient growing attraction toward each other: they have both incurred the wrath of the wealthy and formidable Reginald Forsyth. Forsyth’s criminal tendrils seem to reach into all areas of Vermont politics and the Northeastern Antiquities League, and he’ll do anything to keep his dark secrets safe.

Beverly is sighted in Forsythe’s crosshairs for getting the best of him when she scams him out of a valuable Paul Revere heirloom. Adam also becomes a target for covering up for Beverly and working to take Forsythe down. Separately and together, Beverly and Adam enlist the help of a sympathetic antiques dealer and the mysterious “Mr. X,” but will it be enough to prove that Forsythe is guilty not only of theft and bribery but of possible murder?

Forsythe throws his best at them, from threats and kidnapping to near-drowning, but Beverly and Adam prove that even though they may not be able to outgun their nemesis individually, together they may just have a fighting chance.

Named winner of the Virginia Indie Author Project from Biblioboard and Library Journal

Praise for BV Lawson's mysteries/thrillers:

"Worth putting on your reading list." - The Library Journal

"Lawson's protagonist is greatly compelling." - Publishers Weekly Booklife Prize

"Lawson’s book was so good, I read it twice from beginning to end." - Readers Favorite Reviews

The complete chronology of the Adam Dutton & Beverly Laborde mystery/thriller series for those who enjoy reading in order is:

Steal Away

Hide Away

Burn Away

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1 review
Peggy Flack Ake
February 10, 2020
This is the way to start a new series of books. I was hooked from the beginning till the end. The characters are people I'd like to know, the good characters that is, and there is a lot of danger and suspense that kept me reading until the wee hours of the morning. There are lots of surprising moments and I loved the ending. If you like the Scott Drayco mystery series, you will be very happy with the beginning of the new series. I highly recommend this of you like mysteries. You will certainly like this one!
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About the author

BV Lawson has been published in dozens of magazines and is a Derringer Award winner for her short fiction and a contributor to the Anthony Award-winning Blood on the Bayou. BV's Scott Drayco mystery series was named Best Mystery in the Next Generation Indie Book Awards, chosen as a Featured Library Journal Self-e pick, and a finalist for the Shamus, Silver Falchion, Daphne Awards, and Kindle Awards. BV lives in Virginia with her husband and enjoys flying above the Chesapeake Bay in a little Cessna. Visit her website at No ticket required.

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