In the newest Carita Cove book, Maggie’s personal life is looking up, thanks to her blossoming romance with Reese. But she still can’t stay out of trouble. This time she discovers the body of a terrible man everyone hated, and has to figure out not only who the real killer is, but how on earth they did it:
Maggie got out her phone to call her friend on the police force and tell him that she had found the famous screenwriter Benny Peters, and that he had committed suicide all alone in a locked house overlooking the sea.
But then she realized what she’d missed.
Benny was alone in a room with the windows closed and locked, and the door closed and locked, and his body slumped over his desk where it had fallen when the bullet had gone through his temple and silenced his busy mind forever, and his hand curled on the desktop like he had been clutching something when he’d died.
But there was no gun.
No gun in that clenched hand.
No gun on the floor beneath the desk.
No gun anywhere in the room.
She speed-dialed the phone.
Lieutenant Ibarra picked up. “What did you do now, Maggie?” he growled into the phone, just as if she’d interrupted him on a Sunday afternoon in the middle of watching his favorite baseball team.
“Ibarra,” she said, “I’d like to report a murder.”
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