Dust Up with the Detective

Dust Up with the Detective

by Danica Winters

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Overview

Murder in Montana is never simple

Every dead body in Butte is someone's kin. Detective Jeremy Lawrence has investigated so many wrongdoings, but he still never imagined how it'd feel to be standing over his own brother. Until now. Thankfully, he has the help of Deputy Blake West, a woman he's known his entire life—and wanted for as long as he can remember.

It's been forever since Blake has seen Jeremy, and she has questions for the hot-as-sin lawman. But her interrogation must wait once she learns the killer has set his sights on Blake's daughter. They promise to put family first, but time is running out to uncover the Lawrence family's secrets—and rebuild what Jeremy and Blake thought they'd broken long ago…

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780373699377
Publisher: Harlequin
Publication date: 09/20/2016
Series: Harlequin Intrigue Series , #1670
Edition description: Original
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.40(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Danica Winters is a bestselling author who has won multiple awards for writing books that grip readers with their ability to drive emotion through suspense and occasionally a touch of magic.
When she's not working, she can be found in the wilds of Montana testing her patience while she tries to hone her skills at various crafts (quilting, pottery, and painting are not her areas of expertise). She always believes the cup is neither half full nor half empty, but it better be filled with wine.

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Dust Up with the Detective 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Detective Jeremy Lawrence is back with a mystery of his own...the murder of someone close. The why and the who will keep you guessing through the entire book! The relationship with his childhood friend has just the right amount of steam.
InspirationalAngel531 More than 1 year ago
Title: Dust Up with the Detective Author: Danica Winters Publisher: Harlequin Intrigue Published: 10-01-2016 Pages: 272 Genre: Romance Sub-Genre: Suspense; Murder; Thrillers; Police Procedure ISBN: 978148005879 ASIN B01E355W50 Reviewed For NetGalley and Harlequin Reviewer: DelAnne Rating: 4.75 Stars Murder in Montana is never simple Every dead body in Butte is someone's kin. Detective Jeremy Lawrence has investigated so many wrongdoings, but he still never imagined how it'd feel to be standing over his own brother. Until now. Thankfully, he has the help of Deputy Blake West, a woman he's known his entire life—and wanted for as long as he can remember. It's been forever since Blake has seen Jeremy, and she has questions for the hot-as-sin lawman. But her interrogation must wait once she learns the killer has set his sights on Blake's daughter. They promise to put family first, but time is running out to uncover the Lawrence family's secrets—and rebuild what Jeremy and Blake thought they'd broken long ago… With believable characters and a vividly described scenes makes a wonderful read for those familiar and new to Winters' novels. Full of suspense and written with great clues that keeps a reader guessing until the very end. The story line is fast paced and well developed. A light mystery for those of us who do not like blood and gore, yet search out an in-depth story fit for a mystery lover who likes a side of romance as well. My rating of "Dust Up with the Detective" is 4.75 out of 5 stars.
MaryLovesRomance More than 1 year ago
Story seemed a little rushed and didn't feel realistic at all.
BooksAndSpoons More than 1 year ago
An intriguing murder mystery in a small town Montana, where everyone knows each other, where the connections are deep, and culprits nearly impossible to find, since no one is talking against their family and friends, yet everyone is talking about the crime and investigation. The story was easy to read, easy to get into. The suspense had a great flow in it, and the steps to discover the culprit were believable and logical. The atmosphere was very realistic and bare, like in the old cop movies. The suspense worked well for me. The culprits were not obvious, and it took some time to figure it all out. The romance between Blake and Jeremy, in my opinion, could have had more background and more depth to it. The first kiss came out of the blue, and after that, their commitment and deeper feelings were causing conflicts. Considering how long it had been since they lived in the same town, and were friends, the speed of the attraction to action and deeper feelings was too fast, for me, without any deeper communication to base it on. Blake was insecure about her position at the police force, her ability to investigate the murder, she came off defensive and prickly. Jeremy had always had a crush on Blake, but she broke his heart long ago, and now he wasn't sure about her feelings towards him - and that I understood, I wasn't sure about them either. I liked the characters, they were very realistic, with faults, insecurities, problems, and drama. They made hasty decisions and felt guilty about the outcome. I wish there would have been more communication between Blake and Jeremy, but they worked well together after they got over their insecurities. The physical attraction was palpable, yet I longed for deeper connection beyond the obvious. The author has a unique and fresh voice, her own style that draws a clear picture to the reader's mind, and makes it easy to follow the tale. A mysterious death in a small town Montana, a town filled with possible corruption, frightening connections, and suspicious leadership. ~ Three Spoons with a teaspoon on the side
paytonpuppy More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed “Dust Up with the Detective” by Danica Winters. This book has just the right amount of mystery and romance to keep you involved and guessing until the very end. Detective Jeremy Lawrence, a detective in Missoula, Montana, has returned to his hometown of Butte. His parents are worried about their other son, Robert, and they ask Jeremy to check up on him. While looking for Robert, Jeremy meets up with Deputy Blake West, a woman he has been interested in for many years. Blake has also been interested in Jeremy, but lives in Butte with her mother and daughter. Blake and Jeremy eventually locate Robert, but unfortunately he has been murdered. The story centers around their search for his killer while they deal with their attraction for each other. Ms. Winters writing style is easy to read and follow and I like that she wraps up the ending of the book in a satisfying manner - explaining the investigation as well as what happens with Jeremy and Blake. I received a free copy of this book and voluntarily chose to give an honest review. (by paytonpuppy)
debwill74 More than 1 year ago
It is with great delight, as part of Danica Winters' Street Team, that I bring you my review of Dust Up With the Detective. This is a fast passed, quick read, that will leave you guessing. Deputy Blake West has been in love with her next door neighbor Detective Jeremy Lawrence since she was a teen. As the search for his brother's killer grows even more personal, so does the relationship between the two. Will they be able to find the killer before the stakes become too high? As always Danica Winters' writing is wonderful and full of the kind of story that will draw you in. If you've never read her work, this is a great place to jump in. If you are a long time fan, you will not be disappointed.
fbpsmum More than 1 year ago
Another great romantic suspense novel from Danica Winters! Detective Jeremy Lawrence finds himself in the unenviable position of having to investigate the death of his brother with the help of Deputy Blake West, his former neighbor and one-time crush. The search for the answers in his brother's death takes them on a dangerous journey through intrigue in small-town politics and the heartaches inherent in everyday life and love. I loved their relationship and how it wasn't quick or easy, but something they both had to work for to get to their HEA. (And Jeremy definitely made me swoon a little...) Probably my favorite part was the continuous guessing as to the culprit, because every time I thought I knew whodunit, Danica threw a wrench into the mix! I highly recommend this book for those that enjoy their romance with a hint of danger, and can't wait for the next outing in MT! Advance copy received in exchange for an honest review.