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Death Hits the Fan
"A laugh-out-loud cocktail of mystery fun."
—Lynne Murray, author of Large Target
Kate Jasper, Marin County, California's own, organically grown, amateur sleuth returns in this ninth mystery in the series. ("Kate is a savvy investigator, skilled at finding and interpreting clues, and she isn't bad at Tai Chi either... you are in for a treat." —I Love A Mystery.) Kate and her sweetie visit Ivan Nakagawa's bookstore for an author signing in Death Hits The Fan. The event features three authors, and only a few more audience members, but the small audience doesn't stop Yvette Cassell from reading on and on as fellow author S.X. (Shayla) Greenfree's eyelids droop and she slumps forward. Kate is shocked by Shayla's novel approach to boredom. But it turns out that Shayla isn't just dozing, she's dead. Is the murderer's unique signature the bracelet that Shayla snapped on before falling over? The police read an accusation into Shayla's last utterance of "Kate, I..." before Shayla slumped. But Kate didn't even know Shayla. Or did she? The handwriting is on the wall. Can Kate read it before the murderer plots a sequel?
"Enough wacky suspects and sleuthing to keep the pages turning and the laughs sneaking up."
—Denise Roma, Mill Valley Herald
Next book in the series: Murder on the Astral Plane