Dead Copy

Dead Copy

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by Kit Frazier
     
 

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Cauley MacKinnon writes the obituaries for the Austin Sentinel. People know her best by the nickname The Obituary Babe. In the near future, Cauley will be a witness in the Obregon trial. Selena Obregon and her South American baddies (story in previous book, SCOOP) nearly killed Cauley more than once. Now Cauley is dealing with dead canaries and being attacked in

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Cauley MacKinnon writes the obituaries for the Austin Sentinel. People know her best by the nickname The Obituary Babe. In the near future, Cauley will be a witness in the Obregon trial. Selena Obregon and her South American baddies (story in previous book, SCOOP) nearly killed Cauley more than once. Now Cauley is dealing with dead canaries and being attacked in her own home by someone who seems to be using scare tactics. If the bad guys think this will stop Cauley from testifying, then they are bonkers! Instead, Cauley is more than ready to testify and end it all.

FBI agent Tom Logan returns and needs Cauley to pen a fake obituary to protect a federal witness, Wylie Ray Puckett. Wylie is the key witness/informant for the Obregon trial. While completing the fake obituary, Cauley meets Faith, Wylie's sister. Faith has the most incredible voice and everyone who hears her sing just KNOWS that Faith will make the big time. Ethan "E" Singer, Cauley's computer geek at work, falls head-over-heals for Faith upon meeting her. (Mainly because she can read the binary coded message on his tee-shirt.) Things are finally beginning to look up for everyone!

When Wylie is gunned down on the steps of the court house, things really heat up (in more ways than one). Cauley cares for Faith, who witnessed her brother's death. After all, Cauley knows exactly what it feels like to see a family member gunned down. The next morning, Cauley goes to Faith's trailer only to find it in flames, with someone inside! Faith has disappeared and no one can find her. Since Faith's trailer is in Dawes County, Tom Logan and the rescue team Cauley volunteers with can do nothing but aid the search. Dawes County Sheriff Hollis is treating the whole search and rescue like it is some kind of joke. Looks like Cauley and Marlowe (her rescue dog) must investigate Faith's disappearance on their own. At the same time, Cauley is determined to get Sheriff Hollis's police dog taken away from him somehow. The poor thing is clearly being abused. Yes, it is time for Cauley to do what she does best; snoop out a scoop.

• **** Another winner by author Kit Frazier. This story is even better than the first (and that is saying something since the first is wonderful). The secondary characters are just as well developed as the main. I have grown very attached to E and Marlowe. This tale will keep readers up late into the night as they read "just one more chapter". Fantastic! *****

Reviewed by Detra Fitch of Huntress Reviews.

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A sassy obit writer smart-mouths her way into trouble. Hiking up her lucky skirt, Cauley MacKinnon (Scoop, 2006, etc.) agrees to help out her boyfriend, FBI agent Tom Logan, by writing a fake obituary for Wiley Ray Puckett in order to keep him under the gangland radar until he testifies against Selena Obregon, leader of El Patron, the miscreants hassling Austin, Texas. Despite her efforts, Wiley is found and murdered, and a dead canary left in Cauley's mailbox. Through a series of improbable occurrences, the intrepid reporter and her search-and-rescue pooch Marlowe next become involved with the search for Wiley's sister Faith, who may be on the lam or may have been abducted or worse. Hiking up her skirt another notch, Cauley defies sleazy sheriff Junior Hollis, a law officer who spent his youth shooting cats, obsessing over Faith and distrusting Faith's rich half-brother, who may have had a hand in setting fire to Wiley's trailer, then Faith's, and nearly incinerating a Faith look-alike. When things slow down, Logan calls in to sizzle Cauley's nerve endings. When things heat up, he's there to save the day. Gratingly cute, with a wisecrack or metaphor in every other sentence and a good-looking guy in every chapter.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940011534423
Publisher:
Kit Frazier
Publication date:
09/27/2011
Series:
Cauley MacKinnon Series
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
174,198
File size:
487 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Kit Frazier is an award-winning humor and mystery writer, and was chosen Barnes & Noble Author of the Month and Mystery Guild Pick of the Month. She lives on a ranch in Central Texas, where the west is still as wild as the women.

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