1993, Cincinnati, OH; Gigi Lafferty (wife, former exotic dancer, aka Loretta King, Regina Marie Neumann) made an appointment to see Patricia Delaney (investigative consultant, PI, former bouncer, eGumshoe).
She was late for the appointment. It was not your usual request for a private investigator. Gigi wanted Patricia to investigate her past.
Gigi & husband Neil Lafferty who owns Lafferty Products (organic household, personal roducts) lived in the Maplewood Estates (8563 Montgomery Crossings Boulevard). They of course belonged to the Maplewood Country Club.
Neil had an ex-wife Belinda Sue Jamison Lafferty. They had 1 son Allen Lafferty (IT) who worked for dad, & lives with them on occasion.
So far Gigi’s background was squeaky clean. Case closed. Or was it?
Gigi & Patricia met at Gigi’s house to come to terms of the original contract (information/fee).
Patricia arrived to find a dog running loose, the front door open & Loretta King lying on the floor. Jessica Taylor (Lafferty Products, IT) had drowned in the pool.
Detective Nancy Grey (Montgomery PD) & Detective Jack Rubrick (Montgomery PD) interrogated Patricia.
Jay Bell (band, Queen of the River) is Patricia attorney.
The 2 Detectives came to visit with Neil. Gigi past was spelled out for him. Patricia goes to see Joey Poppy Jones all the girls’ former employee Poppy’s Parrot (strip club). He now runs Sacred Light Sanctuary of Hope (homeless shelter/worship hall).
Previously; low/behold out of nowhere Patricia gets a call from a female. They are to meet Thursday night at 10P.M. at Yeatman’s Cove Park near Riverfront Stadium (Cincinnati Reds).
Why was Jessica Taylor really killed?
Patricia Delaney continues her investigation. What will she uncover?
CD player (stereo), computer diskette CD-ROM disk, answering machine & .50 cents for a cup of coffee wow how quickly times/technology change.
A very awesome book cover, great font & writing style. A very well written murder mystery crime-filled book. It was very easy to read/follow from start/finish & never a dull moment. There were no grammar/typo errors, nor any repetitive or out of line sequence sentences. Lots of exciting scenarios, with several twists/turns & a great set of unique characters to keep track of. This could also make great crime movie, or mini TV series. 1 you must read to the very end. For the doggie & kitty lover. There is no doubt in my mind this is a very easy rating of 5 stars.
Thank you for the free book (Smashwords)
Tony Parsons MSW (Washburn)