Deadly Gamble by Connie Shelton
The First Charlie Parker Mystery

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Charlie Parker really doesn't want to track down killers. She's an accountant and a partner with her brother in a private investigation business. But when her old friend Stacy North comes looking for help, Charlie gives in and agrees to help. Stacy's Rolex watch is missing and she's afraid her husband Brad will find out. The truth is that she was seeing another man, and she's terrified of Brad's legendary temper. Charlie finds the missing watch--no problem--but when the "other man" suddenly turns up dead, Stacy is desperate. Could Charlie find out who the real killer is before the police connect Stacy to the victim? Solving the puzzle turns out to be the challenge of Charlie's life. "Charlie is just what readers want." -Booklist "An impressive debut mystery!" -- Albuquerque Journal "Charlie is slick, appealing, and nobody's fool" -- Booklist
 

About Connie Shelton

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Connie Shelton is a lifelong mystery fan who wanted to be Nancy Drew when she grew up. Now she relives her mystery fantasies through her Charlie Parker series. In addition to writing the series, she has served as president of her local writers group, is active in Sisters in Crime and Mystery Writers of America, and serves on the board of directors of Small Publishers Association of North America. She is also a frequent speaker at writing and publishing conferences. She lives in northern New Mexico with her husband, author and helicopter pilot Dan Shelton.
 
Published September 8, 2009 by Secret Staircase Books, an imprint of Columbine Publishing Group. 292 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Crime. Fiction

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