Daytona Dead by Karen H. Vaughan
Laura Hamilton and Gerry Fitz are at it again – only this time these amateur sleuths are taking their act on the road and across the border – to America. These super Canadian crime fighters have finally tied the knot and have headed to Daytona Beach, Florida for some sun and fun – and murder.
Shortly after their arrival, the Fitz’s find themselves in a pickle. Someone left a body in the road and they hit it with their car. When it turns out to be the dead body of Laura’s ex-husband, Lou, suspicion naturally falls on them. These two never do anything by half measures and this time it’s no different. Join the Canadian couple as they track down the perpetrator of a series of hit and run killings.
Karen Vaughan’s newest book will thrill and delight you. Her unlikely pair of amateur sleuths have a nose for crime and a penchant for trouble. As always, Vaughan’s mystery is layered with humor and witty dialogue.
Of course, the setting is close to my heart. This is my home town, folks! In fact, if you look closely, you might spot a familiar name on the pages of this snappy novel.
Karen always gives us a great villain and this time is no different. She has not just one, but two creepy crawlers after Laura and Gerry.
Killer T. Ford is a conceited, egotistical maniac with a history of violence and deceit. He will stop at nothing to keep himself out of prison, even if it means setting someone up to take the fall for his crime.
Dave Meechum is my favorite character. I don’t want to give spoilers, so I won’t explain exactly why – just know that he’s a man to watch.
Come to the sunny beaches of Daytona with Laura and Gerry, but watch out for vintage Chevys in dark alleys.
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