Jennifer Colt is the author of the hilarious McAfee Twins mysteries set in Los Angeles.
The Con Artist Of Catalina Islandby Jennifer Colt
When the body of a local diving instructor
Spending Christmas on picturesque Catalina Island seems like the perfect idea for private investigators, Kerry and Terry McAfee. That is, until they learn that the hotel room they've checked into was recently occupied by a pair of feuding newlyweds, and that the bride and her rare green diamond ring have both gone missing.
When the body of a local diving instructor is discovered floating in Avalon Bay, the twins offer up their services, and soon find themselves embroiled in a dangerous web of lies, deceit, and holiday debacles. Between the mysterious stalker, a suspicious sheriff, and a conspiracy that reaches from the shores of Santa Catalina all the way to an African diamond mine, this trip certainly isn't turning out as planned. Add to the mix Cousin Robert playing Santa Claus, Aunt Reba facing the consequences of an illicit love affair, the amorous advances of a handsome stranger, and a toothless escaped poodle, and it's just another family Christmas for the McAfee twins!
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You will often find identical twins Kerry and Terry McAfee riding their pink motorcycles on the highway in Los Angeles with their red hair flying in the wind. They own and operate Double Indemnity Investigations. While they are twins, their personalities are not identical. Kerry is a college grad, but Terry was a cocaine user who did time for possession. Kerry often feels she has to take care of Terry. The twins are on their way to a vacation with their family on Catalina Island for the Christmas holiday. Once they have checked in, they find out their room was recently occupied by newlyweds. The newlyweds had been arguing in public until the bride vanished. Her valuable rare green diamond ring vanished with her. The local diving instructor is found floating in nearby Avalon Bay, murdered. The twins investigate. The sheriff is quite angry with their intrusion. A stalker keeps turning up but always just out of reach. It appears the case has its roots in an African diamond mine. Can they discover the truth about the newlyweds without putting themselves in danger? I love this series. Kerry and Terry are such fun characters. I always find myself laughing out loud at their escapades. The California setting is always enjoyable as well. The plot is well-written and has enough twists and turns to keep you turning the pages. I highly recommend this book and series.
In Los Angeles, identical twins Kerry and Terry McAfee are tall red-heads who enjoy riding their respective pink bikes on the highways. The two professional sleuths own and operate Double Indemnity Investigations. However they are as dissimilar a pair of sisters one can find. Whereas Terry is a former cocaine user who has done time for possession Kerry is a college grad who appreciates men with a sense of humor.--------------- The siblings look forward to vacationing with family members on Catalina Island for their Christmas holiday. However, upon checking in at the hotel, they learn their room was previous occupied by newlyweds, who were publicly arguing until the bride vanished along with her apparently valuable rare green diamond ring. Soon afterward the murdered corpse of diving instructor is found floating in nearby Avalon Bay. Unable to resist, the twins begin investigating only to find the sheriff angry with their intrusion into the official inquiry, a stalker turning up everywhere yet just out of reach, and a death threat for intruding in a situation that has its roots in an African diamond mine. That is when they are not hunting for a toothless poodle that ran away from the family.--------------- This fourth McAfee investigative tale (see The Vampire of Venice Beach, The Butcher of Beverly Hills and The Mangler of Malibu Canyon none read by this reviewer) is an amusing young adult combo whodunit family drama. The siblings are fabulous to follow as they seek romance in their own way while dealing with their relatives especially Aunt Reba¿s tryst haunting everyone, and finally a missing person and a homicide. Life is normal for Kerry and Terry as their vacation turns out the way their work time is, handling a difficult case that will most likely not help their bank accounts.---------- Harriet Klausner