Sticks and Stones: A Cat DeLuca Mystery

Sticks and Stones: A Cat DeLuca Mystery

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by K. J. Larsen
     
 

What does a woman do when she discovers her husband is an incurable cheater? If she’s Cat DeLuca she launches the Pants On Fire Detective Agency. Now Cat does what two years of unholy matrimony taught her. She catches cheaters.When a client (Cleo Jones) shoots her cheating husband’s bum full of buckshot, he disappears, taking her money, dog, and sister…  See more details below

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What does a woman do when she discovers her husband is an incurable cheater? If she’s Cat DeLuca she launches the Pants On Fire Detective Agency. Now Cat does what two years of unholy matrimony taught her. She catches cheaters.When a client (Cleo Jones) shoots her cheating husband’s bum full of buckshot, he disappears, taking her money, dog, and sister with him. Private Investigator Cat DeLuca promises to return the dog and money if her client stops shooting at Walter. Cleo agrees. The detective finds the dog and a mysterious bag chuck-full of cash. And then she finds Walter. His very dead body is still warm. The case is a slam dunk for the cops who arrest Cleo for the murder of her husband. She had motive and opportunity and a dozen witnesses heard her scream bloody murder. One made a video. Cat DeLuca is determined to prove her client’s innocence and it’s not an easy sell. Walter was an unsavory character with enemies. To find his killer, Cat will have to sift through the ones who didn’t pull the trigger. Her investigation leads to four players with secrets: a childhood friend, a gambler, a construction tycoon, and a legendary Chicago designer. When forensic evidence suggests the detective knows more about the murder than she’s telling, Cat faces the certain loss of her agency. Cat DeLuca is smart and charming. She’s an unlikely heroine and her partner, a beagle named Inga, is quite likely to eat the evidence. “Sticks and Stones” delivers steamy romance, intrigue and laugh out loud humor for a wickedly delicious read.

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“Cat’s interfering but loving family and the novel’s evocative setting in Chicago’s Bridgeport neighborhood combine with the engaging Cat and plenty of humor in a satisfying series entry.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781615953332
Publisher:
Poisoned Pen Press
Publication date:
02/07/2012
Series:
Cat DeLuca Mysteries , #2
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
238
Sales rank:
165,255
File size:
805 KB

Meet the Author

One day three sisters, linked by a voracious love of mysteries, set off to write their own.  Hunched over a mojito and bucket of steamer clams, the Pants On Fire Detective Agency was born.  Julianne, Kristen and Kari Larsen, (horse trainer, minister and irreverent baker) deliver a sizzling read and easy smile.  Liar Liar is the first book in the Cat DeLuca mysteries.  The sisters live in the Pacific Northwest and Chicago area and are currently at work on Cat’s next, most fabulous adventure.

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Sticks and Stones: A Cat DeLuca Mystery 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
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If you need a fresh take on female detectives that is fun to read, definitely try this series.
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