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Vacations Can Be Murder by Connie Shelton

05/16/2021

Second installment in this USA Today bestselling author's cozy mystery series. Charlotte "Charlie" Parker's last case (Deadly Gamble) left her tired and emotionally drained. She books a vacation trip to the beautiful garden island of Kauai. In her own words, "Vacations mean different things to different people. There's the planning, the packing, the anticipation. Then there's the late arrival, the sunburn, the fuzzy pictures. In my case, add a romance with a good-looking pilot and fourteen stitches in the back of my skull."

So starts her vacation. Her first day on the island, Charlie takes a helicopter tour and partway around the shoreline she and the pilot, Drake Langston, spot a dead body lying on the rocks below. When Drake's friend and employer is accused of the murder he implores Charlie to help find the real killer.

Although Charlie misses home and her usual sleuthing sidekick dog, she finds herself romantically intrigued with Drake and wondering what will happen between them once she leaves the island.

"This is a dandy. Don't miss it!" -- Book Talk

"....a promising series." -- Booklist

"A good selection for all collections." -- Library Journal

"Tension is fast-paced in this involving account." --Bookwatch

Connie Shelton is the USA Today bestselling author of more than thirty novels in her Charlie Parker mystery series, her paranormal romantic Samantha Sweet mystery series, and her newest caper mysteries The Heist Ladies. She taught writing for several years, is the creator of the Novel In A Weekend writing course, and was a contributor to Chicken Soup For the Writer’s Soul. Visit her website at connieshelton.com and sign up for her free email mystery newsletter. She and her husband live in northern New Mexico with their two dogs.

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