Jill Quint, MD, forensic pathologist, and vintner, arrives in Dallas for a grape grower’s conference when she runs into an old friend. The friend is shaken as she has just seen her co-presenter die while delivering a presentation. Public speaking was bad enough, but what could kill a young woman so quickly?
The victim’s husband, Adam, hires Jill to help him find answers to his wife’s death. He’s convinced that Stacy’s connection to the Sinaloa Drug Cartel is the cause of her death. Stacy was related to a high ranking member of the cartel family but had changed her identity to escape the cartel life, eventually becoming a nurse. Jill discovers the poison and Adam ends her services, stating he’ll let the police department finish the case. Detective Castillo has never taken the husband off his number one suspect list and hires Jill as a consultant. Her investigative skills notwithstanding, Castillo’s convinced if he hires Jill, she’ll become a target for the real killer, and she does….
About the Author
Alec Peche is a murder mystery crime writer. Alec is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, Columbia University, and the University of Florida. She resides in northern California, but has lived in New York City, Green Bay, WI, Pasadena, CA, and Gainesville, FL. The series is the story of Jill Quint, MD consulting forensic pathologist and her three best friends, each with unique problem-solving skills, bringing justice and solving murder mysteries around the world. When not solving mysteries, Jill operates a vineyard in California. Other characters in the books include boyfriend Nathan Conroy and pets Trixie (Jill's Dalmatian dog) and Arthur (Nathan's grey cat). VIALS was the first book in the series, published in September 2013, and is set in Northern California and Puerto Rico. It's a story of murder by infection. The second book, CHOCOLATE DIAMONDS is set in Belgium and the Netherlands. While on vacation, the group of friends becomes embroiled in a murder by nut allergy. The third book in the series A BRECK DEATH was published in September of 2014. Skiing is the author's favorite winter sport and thus she had to write a murder mystery set in a skiing location. The fourth book in the series is DEATH ON A GREEN was published in January of 2015. It's a story of murder on the golf course in Green Bay, WI. A TAXING DEATH will be published in the spring of 2015. It's a story of murder by electrocution set in Sacramento, CA MURDER AT THE PODIUM was released in January of 2016. Jill and her team go to work solving the murder of a nurse who dies while giving a convention presentation. It's murder, Texas style. A new series was begun about a MacGyver like inventor who assists a retired cop with Cold Cases. The first book is Red Rock Island set in San Francisco and it was published in August of 2016. A second book in that series will be publish in February 2017 and its title is WILLOW GLEN HEIST. A seventh book in the Jill Quint series is underway and its called CASTLE KILLING set in Wales and Scotland. An eight book in the Jill Quint series has been outlined and it will be set in New Orleans. It will be released late 2017. The books do not need to be read in order.