In bestseller Jones’s entertaining sequel to 2020’s A Bad Day for Sunshine, multiple crimes keep intrepid Sunshine Vicram, the sheriff of the sleepy tourist town of Del Sol, N.Mex., on her toes. Sunshine and Chief Deputy Quincy Cooper are called to the Roadhouse Bar and Grill to investigate the near-fatal stabbing of survivalist Keith Seabright, whose life was saved by the intervention of Levi Ravinder, Sunshine’s “former—and admittedly current—crush.” Soon crimes are popping up at every turn, including kidnapping, murder, fraud, and evidence tampering. Meanwhile, Sunshine’s teenage daughter is certain she has discovered the identity of a local serial killer, “half the town is confessing to a fifteen-year-old murder,” and the mayor is demanding that Sunshine investigate the possibly mythical Dangerous Daughters, “who secretly run the town behind everyone’s back, including the city council’s.” Snappy dialogue and appealing characters enhance the crazy, stop-and-go plot, and a bit of a cliffhanger points to more fun ahead. Fans of zanier mysteries will welcome Sunshine’s further adventures. Agent: Alexandra Machinist, ICM Partners. (July)
Praise for A Bad Day for Sunshine:
"Provides plenty of action. Recommended for fans of Linda Castillo and J.A. Jance." - Library Journal
"Jones has a real talent for balancing suspense with laugh-out-loud humor, never losing the tension from either." - BookPage
"A Bad Day For Sunshine is a great day for the rest of us - captivating characters, great writing, pace, humor and suspense." - Lee Child, New York Times bestselling author
"Fans of Jones’ bestselling Charley Davidson series and Janet Evanovich’s romps will devour this steamy series launch, which introduces both an irresistible pair crime-busting Gilmore Girls and a quirky, mysterious setting.” - Booklist
"Compelling characters and a sexy, angst-filled bunch of mysteries add up to a winning series debut." - Kirkus
"A Bad Day for Sunshine is everything you want from Darynda Jones … and more! Laugh-out-loud funny, intensely suspenseful, page-turning fun with a sassy new heroine you will love. Prepare to be hooked by this witty, sexy, and thrilling new series from one of my favorite authors!” - Allison Brennan, New York Times bestselling author
“Swoon-worthy heroes, quirky characters, and a page turning mystery. Move over Stephanie Plum, Sunshine Vicram has arrived. Prepare yourself. This book is a keeper!” –New York Times Bestselling Author Christie Craig
"Darynda Jones has done it again. With trademark humor, eccentric yet relatable characters, and masterful storytelling, she takes us on a journey we don't want to end. A Bad Day for Sunshine is a great day for readers!" -#1 Bestselling Author Tracy Brogan
“Smart, sexy, and outrageously funny. Jones masterfully balances heartwarming comedy and bone chilling suspense.” Marina Adair, #1 National bestselling author of Summer in Napa
“From the creative genius who brought you Charley Davidson comes your newest obsession: Sunshine Vicram. Mother. Sheriff. Warden of weird.” - New York Times Bestselling Author Susan Donovan
"Darynda Jones is always on my MUST READ list! No one can pull you into a book like she can!” - New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Donna Grant
"All the snarky humor and engaging writing you've come to expect from master storyteller Darynda Jones. I would read her if she scribbled on a napkin. Luckily, her new story has more than just lipstick and a number. Prepare to get sucked in. Her writing is like a vortex; you can't get out until you're done and sobbing for more."- New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Eve Langlais
"A new town, new characters to become friends with, same snort-in-public humor . . . you're going to love this story!” - Award Winning Author Laura Drake
"A Bad Day for Sunshine is deliciously witty, fast paced and filled with laugh-out-loud dialogue. Darynda Jones knocks it out of the park with this delightful new series!” - Robyn Peterman, New York Times Bestselling Author
“Darynda delivers again! A Bad Day for Sunshine tugs at your heartstrings and tickles your funny bone. From gut-wrenching heartbreak to full-abdominal belly laughs, Sunshine is a literary workout for your core. Another unique read from a stellar storyteller!” -Diane Kelly, Award Winning Author of Hilarious Mysteries
“Smart, sexy, clever . . . and so many laughs! Darynda Jones brings her trademark wit and charm in A Bad Day for Sunshine. I couldn’t get enough!” - Kim Law, Award-winning Bestselling author of Montana Cherries
"Entertaining...fans of zanier mysteries will welcome Sunshine’s further adventures." - Publishers Weekly on A Good Day for Chardonnay
"A hilarious amalgam of mystery, hot sex, and comedy of errors. Can’t wait for the next episode." - Kirkus starred review
Jones moves on from her "Charley Davidson" series in this second outing for Sunshine Vicram, a small-town New Mexicochief of police who loves coffee, donuts, and wine (see the title). Here, she wrestles with a nasty bar fight, her teenage daughter's pursuit of a serial killer, and her own queasy attraction to bad-boy distiller Levi Ravinder. With a 75,000-copy first printing.
The continuing adventures of a conflicted New Mexico sheriff and her daughter, who’s too smart for her own good.
Sunshine Vicram was abducted for five days as a teen and then, nine months later, delivered a daughter who’s both the delight of her life and the bane of her existence. Sunshine’s been in love with Levi Ravinder, her kidnapper's nephew, her whole life. Levi’s risen above his family’s criminal background to become a wealthy man, but unanswered questions about the kidnapping keep them apart. Because large chunks of her memory of the event are still missing, Sunshine’s still working to unearth her past even as she takes on cases plaguing the little town of Del Sol, the latest a near-fatal stabbing in which Levi intervened and was hit by the suspect’s pickup truck. Sunshine doesn’t know that the incident will give her a lead in the disappearance of a young boy, a case she worked while a police officer in Santa Fe. And she’s not the only hard worker. Fifteen-year-old fireball Auri, who wants to be just like her mom, is scrutinizing an old woman she thinks is a serial killer. The investigation lands her and Cruz De Los Santos, the young man she loves, into deep trouble. Sunshine’s past, present, and future are all at stake as she struggles to unravel a tangled web of deceit.
A hilarious amalgam of mystery, hot sex, and comedy of errors. Can’t wait for the next episode.