Deadly Interest (Alex St James Mystery Series #2) [NOOK Book]

Overview

Second in the Alex St. James series. Reeling from public humiliation by a former lover, Alex St. James comes home to find that her neighbor has been murdered. Drawn into the investigation, Alex uncovers a shocking secret buried long ago. Determined to untangle the web of duplicity spun by those around her, Alex must face down the killer, a formidable foe with a Deadly Interest in her future.
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Deadly Interest (Alex St James Mystery Series #2)

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Overview

Second in the Alex St. James series. Reeling from public humiliation by a former lover, Alex St. James comes home to find that her neighbor has been murdered. Drawn into the investigation, Alex uncovers a shocking secret buried long ago. Determined to untangle the web of duplicity spun by those around her, Alex must face down the killer, a formidable foe with a Deadly Interest in her future.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940000891117
  • Publisher: Julie Hyzy
  • Publication date: 5/11/2010
  • Series: Alex St James Mystery Series , #2
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 79,961
  • File size: 316 KB

Meet the Author

Born and raised in Chicago, Julie Hyzy knew she wanted to be a writer from the time she was old enough to hold a pencil. But life kept her busy and it wasn't until about 2002 she was able to make writing a priority. Now, the author of several award-winning short stories, Julie has also won awards and critical acclaim for many of her novels.Julie writes the White House Chef Mysteries, featuring Ollie Paras who feeds the First Family and saves the world in her spare time.Her newest series - the Manor House Mysteries - begins with Grace Under Pressure which earned a *starred* review in Publishers Weekly.Julie lives in the Chicago area and writes full-time.Books include:Non-Fiction:Tips on WRITING DIALOGUEFiction:Artistic License (standalone romantic suspense)Short Story Collection, Volume 1Alex St. James series:Deadly BlessingsDeadly InterestWhite House Chef Mysteries:State of the OnionHail to the ChefEggsecutive OrdersBuffalo West WingAffairs of SteakFonduing FathersManor House Mysteries:Grace Under Pressure - Publishers Weekly Starred ReviewGrace InterruptedGrace Among ThievesGrace Takes OffAs N.C. Hyzy, (Julie's not cozy pseudonym)Playing With MatchesMystery Short Stories, Volume 1As S.F. Hyzy (Julie's science-fiction pseudonym)Science Fiction Short Stories, Volume 1Please visit Julie's website at juliehyzy.com
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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 14, 2007

    A reviewer

    Alex St. James, a TV reporter in Chicago, comes home from a night of public humiliation by her former lover to find her elderly neighbor, Evelyn Vicks, has been murdered. Earlier that evening Mrs. Vicks had asked Alex for help with a financial situation. Feeling guilty from pushing her off, Alex does some investigating into Mrs. Vicks¿ life. She discovers Mrs. Vicks had been secretly looking into the lending practice¿s of the banks she worked at. Mrs. Vicks¿ son is soon hounding Alex because he was promised money from his mother and the bank won¿t let him see her safe deposit box. Add to that the fact that Alex has been attacked and appears to be stalked, Alex knows she must help the police find her killer and fast. I couldn¿t put this book down. I kept picking it up to read another chapter to find out what happened. I loved Alex. She is such a great character. Her being a TV reporter really added to the story. I can¿t wait to read more in this series. I highly recommend this book! Just make sure you have lots of time to read as you¿ll not want to put it down!

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 4, 2007

    An Outstanding Mystery

    In Deadly Interest (Five Star), Julie Hyzy¿s second mystery to feature Alex St. James, the television news journalist is reeling after a series of blows to her professional and personal life. Not only has her former lover left her, but he also stole what would become a prize-winning story, one that beats out her own nomination. Soon after, the elderly neighbor whom Alex neglected in her rush to get to the ceremonies is murdered, leaving Alex guilt-ridden and determined to discover who would have wanted the kind, if forgetful, woman dead. Alex¿s suspicions are raised when she learns that Mrs. Vicks had been questioning her bank¿s practices, her somewhat slow young roommate inherits a good portion of the wealth, and Mrs. Vicks¿ son¿s gambling problems have him desperate for his own share. Alex has more than enough on her mind when her older, mentally-challenged sister comes for a visit, demanding time that Alex doesn¿t seem to have. Between that and balancing her attraction to her coworker and another older man, Alex is pushed to the limit as she investigates a bank¿s murky practices and dodges physical attacks from an ex-con. No matter how stressed Alex is though, she never loses her sense of humor or her love for those around her.

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 10, 2013

    A great book

    Julie Hyzy is one of my favorite writers and this book is great.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 4, 2014

    #2 was great read

    1 was great too: just disappointed 3 was 2 short stories combined

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 18, 2012

    Sab

    She watches them and runs to the last res. Wided eyed she made almost no noise

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 17, 2012

    Dusty

    Whatever. He walks out

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 15, 2012

    Charlie

    I was locked out go grab the ointment then we will go to the dessert

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 15, 2012

    Suriti

    (I'm dead now, Aster. Good luck!-Suriti)

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 14, 2012

    SHARK RIVER,............................................ There a

    SHARK RIVER,............................................ There are shark in this river.....to get two the next results, you must cross this river

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 14, 2012

    GAMEMAKER KEN

    Just so yall know, sharks are fish, so they are very eatible

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 18, 2012

    Kato

    *he chops down the tree with an axe and it falls over. He quickly sprints to rock's body ad stabs her through the chest, killing her. He runs off*

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 15, 2012

    Aster

    I stop and turn to my new ally. "We should head to the tundra. We have food, and I'm sure we can find something to eat when we run out." I suggest. I decide to get another shark. I charge the nearest one, and swing my knife, killing it. I gut and clean the catch, and pack up the meat. "I still haven't gone through my bags." I say.
    ~Aster
    PS: What's your character's name? My Nook doesn't show headlines.

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    a reviewer

    Chicago TV reporter Alex St. James of the Midwest Focus Newsletter is running late for an award ceremony in which she is a nominee so somewhat brushes off her neighbor Evelyn Vicks when the older woman wants to show her something. She does help Evelyn get back into her locked house before racing off to the gala where she watches her former lover, Dan Starck of a rival show win the award. He humiliates her in his rambling speech dubbing her as the engine that could implying no matter how hard she tries she can¿t with no hint that he stole her story.------------- When she returns home she learns someone killed Mrs. Vicks whose son Bart insists she help him with probate because the president of the bank where Mrs. Vick work David Dewars insists Bart killed his mother because he needed his inheritance. Alex, who wants to help, is being stalked by a dangerous con just released from prison. As Chicago Police Detective Lulinski investigates, Alex finds she is caught in the dangerous middle even as her older sister Lucy, who suffers from Williams Syndrome, temporarily moves in with her during renovations at the assisted living facility where she lives.----------- The second ¿deadly¿ tale is a terrific investigative thriller starring a likable protagonist whose life becomes quite complicated when her sibling moves in with her, her neighbor is murdered just after speaking with her, and several men enter her life interested in her. The story line is fast-paced and the ending surprising but plausible as readers will count their blessings that Alex is on the case. On top of that is a fascinating coda at a gas station between Alex and Chicago private detective Ron Shade (Michael A. Black¿s literary sleuth).------------ Harriet Klausner

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted December 7, 2011

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