A Finder's Fee (Missing Pieces Mystery Series #5)

A Finder's Fee (Missing Pieces Mystery Series #5)

by Joyce Lavene, Jim Lavene

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The mayor of Duck, North Carolina, Dae O’Donnell, is a woman with a gift for finding lost things. Sometimes it leads her to lost keys or earrings—and sometimes it leads her to murder…

Two weeks before the mayoral election, Dae gets sidetracked from her political aspirations by a spirit in need of rescuing. An antique amber necklace allows Dae to connect with Maggie Madison, a witch who wants Dae to rebury her bones so she can rest in peace. But digging leads Dae to an even bigger mystery, a forty-year-old murder with ties to Randal “Mad Dog” Wilson, her mayoral opponent.
Dae wants to run a clean race, but town sentiment is mixed about whether she’s using her abilities to get the election to go her way. And when she learns that her own grandfather—the former sheriff of Dare County—might be mixed up in the long-buried tragedy, Dae will have to uncover the real killer and put Maggie to rest, before her political career ends up six feet under…

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780425252314
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/01/2013
Series: Missing Pieces Mystery Series , #5
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 333,225
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Joyce and Jim Lavene have written more than forty novels together, including the Missing Pieces mysteries, the Renaissance Faire mysteries, and the Peggy Lee Garden mysteries.

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Praise for A Spirited Gift : 

“An engaging mystery…fans know this writing duet can always be banked on for a strong thriller.”—Genre Go Round Reviews

“Readers will find themselves drawn into the investigation of the death. Throw in a little ghostly activity, the promise of a pirates’ treasure and the reader will be hooked.”—Fresh Fiction

Praise for A Touch of Gold:

“Paranormal amateur sleuth fans will enjoy observing Dae use cognitive and ESP mental processes to uncover a murderer…Readers will enjoy.”—Midwest Book Review

“The Lavenes once again take readers into a setting with a remarkable past, filled with legends and history…The characters are vivid and fascinating.”—Lesa’s Book Critiques

“Spunky and interesting characters…Another great read by the Lavenes!”—The Romance Readers Connection

“Will have cozy mystery lovers on the edge of their seats until the very last page…Jim and Joyce Lavene are superb storytellers.”—Fresh Fiction

Praise for A Timely Vision:

“Grabbed my attention on page one. A psychic mayor who finds lost things—and dead bodies? A secret room locked for decades? Puzzles are unraveled and secrets spilled in a fast-paced paranormal mystery full of quirky characters you’ll want as friends.”—Elizabeth Spann Craig, author of Quilt of Innocence

“A delightful yarn. Few amateur sleuths are as charming as this psychic mayor sleuth in a small coastal town where murder stalks the dunes and ghosts roam the Outer Banks. Kept me turning pages until it was done.”—Patricia Sprinkle, author of Friday’s Daughter

“This opening act of a new amateur sleuth is a wonderful mystery…The heroine is sassy and spunky…Joyce and Jim Lavene have…another hit series.”—Midwest Book Review

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