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Fireworks fly when Florida Realtor, Angelica Lane, receives a to-die for listing from a new client, the debonair Brit, Peter Bedford. Unfortunately, his intentions toward the ambitious and naïve young agent are less than honorable, and he won't take "no" for an answer.

That's only the beginning of Angelica's problems. It transpires his beachfront condo has a, quite literally, breath-taking view. Her prize listing is now the crime scene of a ...
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Overview

Fireworks fly when Florida Realtor, Angelica Lane, receives a to-die for listing from a new client, the debonair Brit, Peter Bedford. Unfortunately, his intentions toward the ambitious and naïve young agent are less than honorable, and he won't take "no" for an answer.

That's only the beginning of Angelica's problems. It transpires his beachfront condo has a, quite literally, breath-taking view. Her prize listing is now the crime scene of a murder, and she becomes a prime suspect. Worse; when a female colleague goes missing, Angelica acts as sleuth and gets into even more trouble with the law as well as with her tyrannical boss, Broker Bob. Only when she meets the unlikely private investigator hired to solve the case does she begin to unravel the mysteries surrounding the high-profile killing, making a few discoveries about love in the process.

Set in Southwest Florida and on the exotic island of Kauai, BREATHTAKING provides a fun and satirical escape into romantic suspense. (250 pages in print.)

By #1 Kindle bestselling author of "Christmas Is Murder," published by Midnight Ink.

“Satisfying whodunit ideal for a plane ride or lazy afternoon.” —Jacksonville Magazine (Phi Beta Murder)

“The good writing is a delight.” —Reviewing The Evidence (Murder on the Moor)

“Hugely enjoyable piece of bedtime fiction.” —LibraryThing (Phi Beta Murder)

“A wonderful read and great plot for cozy mystery lovers.” —Foreword Magazine (Phi Beta Murder)

Excerpt of BREATHTAKING © C.S. Challinor. Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved.


“Remember, remember
The Fifth of November;
The Gunpowder, Treason and Plot!”

—Anonymous English cautionary rhyme


~ONE~

Kathy reached into a file cabinet behind her desk and pulled a Fla-Bar sales contract from a hanging folder. “Here, hon, take this one. I'll print up some more.”

“Thanks.” Angelica snatched a pen from the desk. “What's the date today?”

“November fifth.”

Angelica dated the contract and slid the form in her briefcase.

“By the way, a gift came for you,” Kathy said. “It's on your desk.”

Angelica perked up at the news. “Really? Who’s it from?”

“Haven’t a clue. Looks pretty, though. I found it on my desk with a note saying, ‘For Angelica.’ ”

Puzzled, Angelica made for her cubicle. Could it be she had a secret admirer? Or perhaps it was a token of appreciation from a satisfied customer. She had received cookies and bath accessories in the past, even a crate of pears. With a quiver of anticipation, she entered her workspace and beheld a box on her desk wrapped in silver paper and topped with a festive orange bow. She picked up the gift, which was quite light. Definitely not bubble bath or foot massage lotion, she concluded.

Jenn, passing by with a mug of steaming coffee, asked if she was going to open it.

Angelica hesitated. “I thought I'd wait until I got home.”

“You think it might be some naughty lingerie?” Jenn lowered her voice as she leaned against the partition wall, cradling her mug. “Ooh, how exciting! Please open it,” she begged. “I swear I won't tell.”

Angelica shot her a conspiratorial grin. “Oh, alright then. The suspense is killing me too.”

The only other people she could imagine sending her a gift were her family, but this box had not come in the mail. She searched for a card and, finding none, peeled off the bow and removed the decorative paper. Beneath, she found a plain green cardboard box. She popped open the lid, and BOOM!

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940015516456
  • Publisher: Perfect Pages Literary Mgmt, Inc.
  • Publication date: 10/16/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 250
  • Sales rank: 270,565
  • File size: 180 KB

Meet the Author

C.S. Challinor was born in Bloomington, Indiana, and was educated in Scotland and England. She now lives in Southwest Florida where she has sold real estate for seven years. She is the author of the Rex Graves cozy mystery series featuring Rex Graves, a Scottish barrister-sleuth.

All Rex Graves titles (one through five published by Midnight Ink Books) are available in trade paperback, Kindle, Nook, etc. Christmas Is Murder, the first in the series, is also available in LP hardcover (Thorndike Reviewer's Choice). Murder of the Bride was selected as a Mystery Guild Book Club pick (hardcover).
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