DEADLY WIVES, AN ADALINE AND GENEVIEVE ADVENTURE

The following is a brief synopsis of the first in a new mystery series featuring two Victorian era sisters solving murders in 1850’s London. Look for it soon.

   “Adaline and her sister, Genevieve, living in Victorian London, marry two brothers, the twin sons of Lord Cedrick and move into their husbands’ family home. Within weeks Lord Cedrick is found dead, his throat slashed. Adaline and Genevieve decide the police are mistaken with their theory of a break in gone wrong. Within a matter of weeks, three maids are murdered, their throats also cut. The only witness claims to have seen a naked angel holding up a bloody knife. The task Adaline and Genevieve take on is finding the killer residing in their house before the killer murders again.”

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CHRISTMAS CONTINUES

I have thought long and hard and decided my Christmas gift to my present and future readers of a FREE copy of my first Jake Curtis / Vanessa Malone Mystery, “Death in the Primrose Hotel” should continue into the New Year.

All you have to do to download your FREE copy of my first Jake Curtis / Vanessa Malone Mystery, Death in the Primrose Hotel, from your favorite e-book retailer using any one of the links below or at Smashwords dot Com at: www.smashwords.com/books/view/467861

From Barnes & Nobel for your Nook at: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/death-in-the-primrose-hotel-a-jake-curtis-vanessa-malone-mystery-tony-flye/1120200441?ean=2940046116526

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Death in the Primrose Hotel, is the story of a Prohibition era skeleton discovered by Vanessa Malone on the floor behind one of the two intricately carved walnut bars in the old, long abandoned speakeasy in an unknown sub-basement beneath the Primrose Hotel.
The cast of characters include the skeptical police detective, Tom Forsythe, who didn’t believe the sub-basement speakeasy nor the secret elevator in room 607 even existed until he rode the elevator down to the speakeasy. A wizened former plumber at the hotel who knew more than he let on. A former maid at the hotel who in the course of cleaning room 607 made a startling discovery. A retired maintenance man who often drank with John Thomas. John and his brother Emmett Thomas were both in love with Mabel and fought over her. John Thomas disappeared, supposedly with a maid. Emmett then married Mabel. Did Emmett murder his brother John? That’s what the police thought at the time.
The hotel night manager knew something unusual about room 607 and something unusual about a wooden door in the basement of a dress shop at the other end of the block that should have opened into dirt. The shy, gay former kitchen scullion at the hotel witnessed what happened to the missing maid and kept this deep, dark secret all these years. Jake and Vanessa pry the truth from the man about an unfulfilled love triangle that culminated in the solving one of the seventy plus year old murders.

The investigation leads to a old woman who knows the truth about what happened and is and determined to protect her family by taking the secret with her to her grave. After days of repeated questioning, the truth is painstakingly pried from the old woman’s lips revealing who the skeleton found in the abandoned speakeasy was, who killed the skeleton and who shot Jake Curtis.

There is nothing an author loves more than a review. If you enjoyed your Christmas present, please leave a review so others may know how much you enjoyed“Death in the Primrose Hotel.”

A FREE BOOK FOR CHRISTMAS

My first of the six Jake Curtis / Vanessa Malone Mystery, “Death in the Primrose Hotel” is my Christmas present to you. From now until midnight Christmas Day “Death in the Primrose Hotel” will be FREE from your favorite e-book retailer or Smashwords dot Com at: www.smashwords.com/books/view/467861

From Barnes & Nobel for your Nook at: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/death-in-the-primrose-hotel-a-jake-curtis-vanessa-malone-mystery-tony-flye/1120200441?ean=2940046116526

From Kobo at: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/death-in-the-primrose-hotel-a-jake-curtis-vanessa-malone-mystery

As usual Amazon Kindle users may obtain your copy in he “mobi” format for your Kindle from: www.smashwords.com/books/view/467861

“The vacant eye sockets of the cobweb covered skull, laying in pile of dust on the floor behind one of the two intricately carved walnut bars in the old, long abandoned speakeasy beneath the Primrose Hotel, stared up into the depths of Vanessa Malone’s soul,” is the first sentence of “Death in the Primrose Hotel, a Jake Curtis / Vanessa Malone Mystery.”

The Primrose Hotel housed an impenetrable speakeasy, the only known entrance was through a sixth floor hotel room and a creepy elevator ride down to the sub-basement. A speakeasy that for almost eighty years harbored a dead body.
Jake Curtis, an inactive US Marine turned private investigator and his wife, Vanessa Malone, a prominent Washington, D.C. attorney and partner in the private investigation firm, stumbled across a skeleton while touring the old hotel before its demolition.
The cast of characters include the skeptical police detective, Tom Forsythe, who didn’t believe the sub-basement speakeasy nor the secret elevator in room 607 even existed until he rode the elevator down to the speakeasy.
A wizened former plumber at the hotel who knew more than he let on. A former maid at the hotel who in the course of cleaning room 607 made a startling discovery. A retired maintenance man who often drank with John Thomas.
John and his brother Emmett Thomas were both in love with Mabel and fought over her. John married Mabel after Emmett left town. John Thomas disappeared, supposedly with a maid. Emmett then married Mabel. Did Emmett murder his brother John? That’s what the police thought at the time.
The hotel night manager knew something was unusual about room 607 and something unusual about a wooden door in the basement of a dress shop at the other end of the block that should have opened into dirt.
The shy, gay former kitchen scullion at the hotel witnessed what happened to the missing maid and kept this deep, dark secret all these years. Jake and Vanessa pry the truth from the man about an unfulfilled love triangle that culminated in the solving of the seventy plus year old murder.
Jake Curtis is shot and wounded on the sidewalk in front of police headquarters by an unknown assailant. Vanessa fires back twice at the shooter.
The investigation leads to a old woman who knows the truth about what happened and is and determined to protect her family by taking the secret with her to her grave.
After days of repeated questioning, the truth is painstakingly pried from the old woman’s lips revealing who the skeleton found in the abandoned speakeasy was, who killed the skeleton and who shot Jake Curtis.

There is nothing an author loves more than a review. If you enjoyed your Christmas present, please leave a review so others may know how much you enjoyed“Death in the Primrose Hotel.”

 

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DEATH IN THE EMBASSY, A JAKE CURTIS / VANESSA MALONE MYSTERY

My fifth Jake Curtis / Vanessa Malone mystery, entitled “Death in the Embassy” is almost through the first draft. Another chapter and the first draft should be finished. I hope to have the ebook available to you by the end of April.

Isabella Patrillo’s ex-husband of three weeks drops dead mysteriously at her feet while she attends a swank party at the Italian Embassy in Washington, D.C. Jake Curtis and his beautiful lawyer wife, Vanessa, who also happens to be his PI partner are called in to prove Isabella didn’t do it. Not being able to leave things alone Jake and Vanessa have to find the real killer of Alberto Patrillo.