Astray in Couper

Matty Cruz Adventure

Book 1
R.Marquez
45
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Couper, Washington, nestled on the banks of the Columbia River, is a lovely place to visit, but living there can be killer.


When Matty Cruz’s career ends prematurely due to hard economic times, she pulls up stakes and relocates to the tree-filled Pacific Northwest. She’s hoping the natural beauty there will lift her spirits. But soon she discovers that her impulsive move lands her in a city with one of the highest violent-crime rates in the region.

Astray in Couper introduces you to this cozy mystery series with a criminal edge, but the story is told with a dash of humor and fun. If you like a smart, brave heroine who must quickly reinvent herself—or else, quirky, colorful characters, a cute dog, and dark villains, you’ll love R. Marquez’s slightly skewed version of the Pacific Northwest.

Buy Astray in Couper today, and get a quick taste of how Matty learns to survive a city that too many psychopaths love to call home.



female amateur sleuth, fun humorous mystery suspense series, Pacific Northwest, cozy,woman protagonist, thriller, contemporary woman


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About the author

   R.Marquez resides in the Pacific Northwest, a place that inspired her to create the fictional city of Couper, Washington, located across the Columbia River from Portland, Oregon.
   Her short stories have been published in KZINE and Crimespree magazines, among others.
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R.Marquez
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Published on
Dec 1, 2014
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Pages
45
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Amateur Sleuth
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Cozy
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / General
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Women Sleuths
Fiction / Thrillers / Suspense
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