Murder in the Neighborhood
Home town princess, Beverly Hampton, is a reporter for her father’s
newspaper. Handsome Detective Kevin Fowler is a blue collar cop
skeptical of love. When a serial killer vents his rage on a quiet
neighborhood in a peaceful town, the two must find a way to work as
partners before another middle-aged female dies on her front steps in
the middle of the day. Shielding his heart from hurt, the detective
makes a decision that he rapidly regrets. Will his love forgive him or
will the two of them decide their differences are too great to bridge.
Can a killer unleash his venom unchecked on typical small town America?
Halloween Trick or Treat can take on a terrifying meaning in Hubbard,
NY, a town perfect for raising a young family.
A young woman competently filling a pair of gray slacks and a
blue sweater was backing out of a bedroom with her hand still on the
door. She was slightly built but of medium height with a thick mop of
curly brown hair cut just at jaw line. A tiny waist and the snug slacks
accented a firm, rounded bottom that strained and rippled the material
as she stepped backwards from the room. He thought he had seen those
hips someplace before, but he waited patiently for the intruder to turn
around. Would she recognize him outlined against the light at the
entrance to the kitchen? She finally did and gave a visible start and a
squeak of surprise.
“Hey, Detective,” she said warily by way of greeting. “I came in the
back door from behind. I parked my car over on the next street because I
knew the short cut through the yards. Used to ride my bike through here
to get to school,” she babbled. “I guessed you would have all the
official vehicles out front. I said hello to the police earlier,” she
added, winding down and giving him a slightly apprehensive look. He knew
she knew she shouldn’t be here.
She clutched a notebook to her chest nervously but tilted her chin up
slightly. So, she wasn’t sorry she’d intruded herself into a crime
scene. Just as he knew she’d monitored the calls to the police.
“Just because your daddy, a mannerly gentleman, by the way . . .” He
gave her a hard stare. “. . . owns the newspaper does not give you the
right to contaminate a crime scene, Miss Hampton, and you are perfectly
aware of this fact,” he said between clenched teeth. He strode past her
and walked through the house.
MURDER IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD will release October 30th
@ Soul Mate Publishing, Amazon and other popular download sites.
Preorder for a scary Trick or Treat night. Janis Lane lives in a small
town in Western New York where apples hang heavy on the trees and fall
leaves are riotous. Sweet Regencies are one of her favorite genres (MUSA
PUBLISHING) plus Romantic Adventure stories (DESERT BREEZE). She loves
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