For Better, for Murder: A Broken Vows Mystery

For Better, for Murder: A Broken Vows Mystery

by Lisa Bork
     
 

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Jolene Asdale is one sale away from becoming a successful Finger Lakes businesswoman. But her dream gets derailed when a dead body rolls out of the shiny Ferrari in her exotic car showroom, instantly taking her from entrepreneur to murder suspect.

Arriving on the scene to investigate is Deputy Ray Parker, Jolene's almost-ex-husband, whose suspicions are

Overview

Jolene Asdale is one sale away from becoming a successful Finger Lakes businesswoman. But her dream gets derailed when a dead body rolls out of the shiny Ferrari in her exotic car showroom, instantly taking her from entrepreneur to murder suspect.

Arriving on the scene to investigate is Deputy Ray Parker, Jolene's almost-ex-husband, whose suspicions are raised when he learns of Jolene's public (and allegedly violent) argument with the victim. When Ray discovers wads of cash in her home—along with signs that Jolene is colluding with her unpredictable, fugitive sister—he is all but convinced of Jolene's guilt. But could a spite-driven local be trying to frame her? Or is an out-of-towner trying to taint the popular tourist town?

Facing bankruptcy, a murder conviction, and divorce from the man she still loves, Jolene will do whatever it takes to solve the crime and save herself from a loveless life behind bars . . . even if it means careening into the path of a killer.

From the thrill of exotic sports cars to the ups and downs of family life, For Better, For Murder kicks off a unique new mystery series.

For Better, For Murder is a finalist for the 2009 Agatha Award in the category of Best First Novel.

 

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Kirkus Reviews
Buyer's remorse is the order of the day as an upstate New York car dealer confronts murder and mayhem. Three years ago, she gave up on her marriage to sheriff's deputy Ray Parker because she couldn't risk passing on her mother's bipolar genes to the child he desperately wanted. Now, all Jolene Asdale asks is to be one of the Finger Lakes region's business successes. But the CEO of the Hughes grocery chain backs out of his deal to buy the 2006 Ferrari Spider she's selling when accountant Tim Lapham's body falls out of the front seat. Brennan Rowe refuses to make good the $759,000 she bid for the 1957 Mercedes Benz 300SL roadster at auction. And Stanley Oliver thinks Jolene owes him more than $10,000 in damages for the DeLorean he ordered but won't pay for since joy riders took it for a test drive. Nor is business the dealer's only source of anxiety. Her sister Erica is missing from the inpatient psych center, and her companion in flight looks suspiciously like the thug who's been robbing local convenience stores. But her biggest problem is Ray, who's back on the scene investigating Tim's murder. Ray, who has commitment issues of his own, gave luscious Catherine Thomas a diamond but can't seal the deal with a proposal. Much as Jolene regrets leaving Ray-she never filed the divorce papers he signed-she can't reconcile with a guy who thinks she might be a cold-blooded killer. Bork juggles multiple puzzles deftly in her witty debut.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738725178
Publisher:
Llewellyn Worldwide, LTD.
Publication date:
09/08/2010
Series:
A Broken Vows Mystery , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
945,032
File size:
816 KB

Meet the Author

Lisa Bork holds a bachelor’s degree in English and an M.B.A. in marketing, and worked in human resources and marketing before becoming a stay-at-home mom. When her children entered school fulltime, Lisa turned to writing to fill her days and exercise her mind. For Better, For Murder grew out of her family's love of New York’s Finger Lakes region and her husband’s obsession with cars. Lisa is a member of The Authors Guild, Mystery Writers of America, Sisters in Crime, the Guppies, and the Thursday Evening Literary Society. She resides in western New York with her husband, children and family dog.

For Better, For Murder is a finalist for the 2009 Agatha Award in the category of Best First Novel.


Lisa Bork holds a bachelor’s degree in English and an M.B.A. in marketing, and worked in human resources and marketing before becoming a stay-at-home mom. When her children entered school fulltime, Lisa turned to writing to fill her days and exercise her mind. For Better, For Murder grew out of her family's love of New York’s Finger Lakes region and her husband’s obsession with cars. Lisa is a member of The Authors Guild, Mystery Writers of America, Sisters in Crime, the Guppies, and the Thursday Evening Literary Society. She resides in western New York with her husband, children and family dog.

For Better, For Murder is a finalist for the 2009 Agatha Award in the category of Best First Novel.

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