Appearances can be deceiving. And in Southern California, where the sun shines almost every day and make-believe has its own industry, it’s hard to tell what is real and what is merely illusion. Two inquiries come to MDPI on the same day that seem like fairly straight-forward missing person cases. But it doesn’t take long to discover there’s nothing ordinary about the disappearance of two beautiful sisters from Minnesota and an estranged heiress who has never touched her eight-figure fortune.
When her husband of thirty years runs off with a college student named Cherri, Jane Delight returns to Pennsylvania to work in her Amish sister’s cupcake store. Having lost everything in the divorce, Jane now finds herself sharing an apartment with two elderly ladies and their quirky cat.
But there is no time to despair. A man is murdered in the cupcake store, and now Jane and her sister, Rebecca, are the prime suspects. Enter brooding detective Damon McCloud, a Scot with a tragic past and a desire for justice.
Santa Fe Mojo
Chandler, Spillane and Hammett would love Vincent Malone. Lone-wolf gritty Private Investigator at the end of his career, dealing with health issues and bad life decisions. He’d wanted to escape the high housing costs of Denver, looking for a place to hide on a more reasonable budget as he crawled toward Social Security, retirement, and old age. His new low-key job at a New Mexico B&B has him suddenly involved in a Santa Fe murder mystery. Entangling Vincent in a maze of intrigue, suspense and lies. The murder victim is a famous sports agent and the suspects are his even more famous clients. Suspect by suspect Vincent follows the leads; annoying everyone. Will he be able to uncover the truth before an innocent man is found guilty?