Please help me celebrate the launch of my latest mystery novel, Perfect Victim. I am very excited about introducing my private eye character, Paula Mitchell, to the world. This is the first in a series about Paula, and I hope everyone enjoys reading as much as I enjoy writing about her.
A few days after Sylvia Leominster is murdered, private investigator Paula Mitchell interviews Sylvia’s fiancé in their small-town Rhode Island jail. Warren Wade’s fingerprints are all over the murder weapon, he has no alibi, and Sylvia broke up with him the night she was killed. After another young woman friend of Sylvia’s is bludgeoned to death, Paula is dismayed when the police keep Warren in jail. They claim the second murder could have been committed by a copy-cat and remind her Warren’s fingerprints are still on the weapon that killed Sylvia.
Working with her best friend who often hires Paula to investigate cases and who is Warren’s lawyer, Paula searches for answers. Paula and her computer guru lover narrow down the suspects to the victim’s friends. The group is led by a mesmeric young man with political ambitions. Paula doesn’t trust him, especially when she learns that all of Sylvia’s friends have lied during her interviews. At the preliminary hearing, some answers begin to emerge. Paula zeros in on the killer and sees firsthand how friendship and loyalty can be used for personal gain. With Warren’s freedom on the line, she has to find a way to capture the real killer. But in doing so, she doesn’t realize she’s putting herself and her own best friend in danger.
Please check it out at Amazon (click on the cover image above), where it’s available in print and for the Kindle. It should also be available in print at your favorite on-line store, if not right away, in a couple of weeks or so.
And thanks so much for you interest.
Congrats on the new book! It sounds like a great read.
Thanks so much, Jacqueline. It’s nice of you to read my blog.
Congrats, Jan! The book looks fantastic. Lots of luck with it.
Thanks, Gail. I need all the luck I can get!
Congratulations, Jan! Nice cover.
Thanks, Barb. I LOVE my cover. I’m so tired of the dark, dark ones where you can hardly read the title, let alone the author’s name. I decided to go REALLY light on this one. LOL
Thanks for stopping by.
Congrats, Jan. Sounds like a good tale. Also, glad to hear of another mystery in a smalltown setting.
J. R., thanks for reading my blog! I love small towns. I grew up in one. However, I also love cities–lots to do in those!
Jan, I’m so happy to finally see Paula make it into print. As you know, I’ve been a fan of hers for a long time. I know everyone else will love her too, and this book will be a great success for you.
Earl, you know I love Paula, too. And wish she’d appeared a lot sooner than she did. But now, she’s out there, and the second in the series should be out next year, so I’m a very happy writer right now. Thanks for commenting!