The Scent of Lies by Debra Burroughs
A Light Romantic Suspense (Book #1, Paradise Valley Mysteries)

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   "I loved the characters in this book! Can't wait for the next book in the series."  ~ yhavens, Amazon Reader   "The Scent of Lies is a fast-paced and suspenseful romantic mystery with a sassy protagonist."    ~ J.M. Gardner, Amazon Reader   "An entertaining read that keeps you guessing 'who dunnit' from start to finish--I could hardly put it down. I thought 'Sex in the City' meets 'Nancy Drew'." ~ Reenie Diva, Amazon Reader 
OVERVIEW of The Scent of Lies:The Scent of Lies is Book 1 in the Paradise Valley Mystery series. When 28-year-old Emily Parker's dashing private-eye husband is killed, her world is torn apart. In time, she begins to unravel clues that maybe he wasn't who he claimed to be.  With the help of her close friends and the new police detective in town, Emily takes over her late  husband's business and begins searching for answers to his murder. When another woman's husband turns up dead, Ms. Parker is hired to find the man's killer, putting Emily's own life in danger.     
A story overflowing with friendships, murder mystery, romance, and intrigue--think "Sex in the City" meets "Nancy Drew".
    ***The Paradise Valley Mysteries***The Scent of Lies: Book 1The Heart of Lies: Book 2The Edge of Lies: a Bridge Short Story between Books 2 and 3, the story of Evan & EmilyThe Chain of Lies: Book 3The Pursuit of Lies: Book 4 The Color of Lies: a Bridge Short Story between Books 4 and 5, the story of Colin & MirandaThe Betrayal of Lies: Book 5The Harbor of Lies: Book 6(*Most enjoyable if these books are read in order.)    OTHER BOOKS by Debra Burroughs:   The Heart of Lies, A Paradise Valley Mystery: Book 2, Sassy small town private eye Emily  teams up with Police Detective Colin to solve another murder mystery.

The Chain of Lies, A Paradise Valley Mystery: Book 3, Small town P.I. and her police detective boyfriend, along with her friends, fight to save girls from a sex slave ring and solve a murder mystery.     The Pursuit of Lies, A Paradise Valley Mystery: Book 4,  Emily Parker's boyfriend is accused of murdering a lovely blonde Assistant DA. The police believe they were having an affair and the D.A. is asking for the death penalty. Emily must prove her Colin is innocent before she loses him to Death Row.   The Betrayal of Lies, A Paradise Valley Mystery: Book 5,  P.I. Emily Parker's romance is finally moving forward with the hunky police detective--that is, until a friend goes missing. The desperate race is on to solve the mystery of who abducted the woman and rescue her before she winds up dead.  The Harbor of Lies, A Paradise Valley Mystery: Book 6, Sexy police detective Colin has finally convinced sassy private-eye Emily to marry him, but days before the wedding, when Emily discovers a dead body outside her hotel room, she and Colin, along with their wedding party, are drawn into another murder mystery with a twist no one saw coming.    The Lake House Secret, A Jenessa Jones Mystery: Book 1, Reporter Jenessa Jones is drawn back to her hometown by a death in her family. Caught between her old boyfriend and her new love interest, Jenessa becomes embroiled in a dicey homicide investigation. Can she uncover the truth of this murder before it destroys her family and any chance she has for a happy life?  The Stone House Secret, a Jenessa Jones Mystery: Book 2, Reporter Jenessa Jones is knee deep in a scandalous murder investigation when her police detective boyfriend's ex-wife comes back to town and throws a monkey wrench into their budding romance.    Three Days in Seattle, When LA photographer Kate McAllister flies to Seattle in search of her missing sister, she finds irresistible real estate agent Ryan instead. Soon the two are entwined in a vengeful murder plot -- and a simmering love affair....   (A light Romantic Suspense in the Emerald City)
 

About Debra Burroughs

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Debra Burroughs writes with intensity and power. Her characters are rich and her stories of romance, suspense and mystery are highly entertaining. She can often be found sitting in front of her computer in her home in the Pacific Northwest, dreaming up new stories and developing interesting characters for her next book.If you are looking for stories that will touch your heart and leave you wanting more, dive into one of her captivating books.
 
Published June 6, 2012 by Lake House Books. 330 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Romance, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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