Books: Martin and Owen Mysteries
NEVER take the short cut...
Rika Martín wasn’t in Bolo, Texas five minutes before she was run off the road, tripped over a dead body, then arrested for murder. And she’s not so sure about the lawyer who’s been assigned to her, even when he’s shirtless, wearing a cowboy hat, and holding and extra-long hose. (Okay, maybe then.)
All Nick Owen can think about is getting out of Bolo, a hometown he never should have returned to. Until he goes to pick up his best friend Gabe—the local judge—for a round of golf and is forced to represent a murder suspect. Gabe, of all people, knows Nick has sworn off murder trials after what happened last time. Unfortunately, he also knows Nick is a damn good trial lawyer. Even worse, this “Paprika Anise Martín”—if you can believe that—seems more determined to solve the murder case than to defend herself against it in court.
With claims of devil worshipers in the area and at least one shooter determined to take Rika out, can Nick and Rika resolve this case before the murderer gets rid of her for good?
What would you risk for someone you love?
Rika’s father, Chef Diego Martín, has finally been able to return to Los Angeles after 15 years. But, a month later, his sous chef is found dead, Diego, missing. Rika is panicked at the thought of losing her one living parent permanently. All she knows is that she has to find her father, and she needs Nick Owen by her side.
Not one night passed in the last six months that Nick hasn’t lain awake thinking of Rika, even though he’s given up hoping she’ll contact him. It’s for the best, anyway. But when she calls and asks him to fly to L.A., nothing could keep him away. And when he...Read more...
July 24, 2019
Conjoined at the hip?
Rika is excited to have snagged her first private investigation client, even if it’s just a suspected cheater case. But when she and Nick get inside the supposedly empty house, they find two men in bed together, literally joined at the hip, one dead with a screwdriver sticking out of his eye. Grigore Vatamanu has been murdered the night before their planned separation surgery, and his conjoined twin Teodor must be rushed to the hospital before he dies, too!
Nick and Rika learn the twins are the eldest brothers of the Vatamanu family, Cirque de Sorbet’s most popular act, and the cheater investigation turns into a murder case. But with a circus full of ...Read more...