Murder is a Dirty Business (Grime Pays Mystery) by Tricia L. Sanders

Murder DIrty

A few weeks ago, I went to Patchouli Joe’s to support an author I edit and to hear a panel of authors discuss publishing. (OK total honesty – it is also next to a dive bar the hubby wanted to go to and near a restaurant I have wanted to try – who knew there were so many awesome things in Leander, Texas?)

But, little did I know I was going to find a gem of a read from this author.  She was also speaking on the panel and is a new addition to our state. I have a theory that if I enjoy how an author speaks, I will enjoy their book.  Once again, this is true.

This Cozy Mystery with a dash of will they, won’t they? was a wonderful read.  I was able to connect with the main character, Cece, immediately, and she pulled me in.  Before I knew it I was right next to her.  Her sass, common sense, and strong will kept me engaged to the end.

Best of all, this book is currently FREE on kindle.  Check out the summary below, get your book and start this great series!  I can’t wait to jump into the next book.

For more about this author and all their books, CLICK HERE.

SUMMARY

Between hot flashes and divorce papers, a middle-aged woman reconsiders her outlook on life when she butts heads with a hot detective during a murder investigation.

When Cece Cavanaugh’s husband empties their joint bank account, steals her designer luggage, and runs off with a younger woman, Cece must decide whether to ask her manipulative mother-in-law for a handout or get a job. Choosing the easier path, Cece lands a job cleaning a crime scene where a high school coach was murdered. When his wife is implicated—a young woman Cece practically raised—Cece finds herself mopping floors, balancing an empty checkbook, and ferreting out a killer.

Amid all this messy business, Cece bumps heads with a handsome detective. She tries to ignore her growing attraction to the detective, but he gives new meaning to the term “hot flash.”

After she stumbles onto a clue that could vindicate her friend, her elation turns to panic when she haphazardly confronts the killer. Through the danger and romance, Cece discovers self-reliance and inner strength.

And that crime—at least, someone else’s—does pay the bills.

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