The Suspicious Spouse

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Christopher Jenson just wants to write the great American novel, but he suffers from an infernal case of writer's block. To make ends meet, he offers loss prevention services as Christina Jenner or Christopher Jenson, depending upon the needs of his clients. As Christina, he assists cheapskate Franklin Benton to unravel a host of mysterious activities in his family business. Desperate for income, he agrees as Christopher to prove Miriam Smithers' suspicions that her husband, Bob, was murdered. Her shady behavior makes her the prime suspect, particularly when she discloses that she will receive a massive insurance payout if Bob was murdered. Will Christopher/Christina be Miriam's next victim if she is the killer? His investigations overlap as he scrambles to keep Christina's identity separate from Christopher's persona. He might need both identities to save him from a relentless killer.
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Keith Jones was raised in Indiana and attended Indiana University. He moved to San Diego, California to attend California Western School of Law. He currently has a successful solo law practice in San Diego County. In addition to writing, Keith is an avid cyclist and enjoys travel, snorkeling, hiking, and the guitar. His debut novel, Mayan Equinox, won the San Diego Book Awards Association's 13th Annual Mystery/Thriller Category and the Salvo Press 7th Annual Book Award. Keith's sequel, Mayan Key, was released one and one half years later. More info about Keith and the release of The Suspicious Spouse, the first novel in his new H & S Investigation series, is available at www.keithajones.com. E-mail questions and comments to Keith at kjones9001@gmail.com.
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Publisher
Simon and Schuster
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Published on
Dec 1, 2010
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Pages
226
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ISBN
9781627934503
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / General
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This content is DRM protected.
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