First Gear: A Sadie Hawkins Mystery

First Gear: A Sadie Hawkins Mystery

by Patricia C. Lee
First Gear: A Sadie Hawkins Mystery

First Gear: A Sadie Hawkins Mystery

by Patricia C. Lee


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Recently divorced, petite and feisty Texan, Sadie Hawkins, struggles to get her newly established logistics business off the ground and when the opportunity to haul antiquities, including a mummy, drops into her lap, she jumps at the chance. But when her cargo gets stolen and a fresh corpse mysteriously replaces the mummy, Sadie is arrested for theft and suspicion of murder.

Out on recognizance thanks to her lawyer ex-husband and not willing to watch her business sink farther in debt while the police search for clues, Sadie yanks up her cowboy boots and does some investigative work on her own. Stymied by her lack of success, she reluctantly enlists a few members with specific skills from Streetsmart, an organization made up of rehabilitated young adult offenders.

While taking whatever moving job she can to keep her business from going under, Sadie endeavors to uncover the truth, the whole time wondering if this crime is some form of retribution for an incident in her past. But when things spiral out of control and Sadie is caught in the killer’s crosshairs, it appears not even her accomplices in Streetsmart will be able to save her now.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781777156305
Publisher: Phoenix Literary Publishing
Publication date: 08/04/2020
Pages: 374
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.83(d)

About the Author

Pat is a playwright and award winning author who has had a love affair with the written word since childhood, many times immersing herself in the stories of Enid Blyton and Carolyn Keene. An active imagination gave inspiration to short stories and her first play as a teen.

Her full-length play The Truth About Lies was staged at a regional theatrical competition in 2006. She was selected in the "One of 50 Authors You Should Be Reading" contest in 2012. One of her novels achieved a finalist slot in the 2013 International Book Award Contest - fantasy category. The Daughters of the Crescent Moon Trilogy garnered 2nd place for best series in the 2016 Paranormal Romance Guild's Reviewer's Choice Award. She was also one of the winners of the 15th Annual Writer's Digest Short Story Competition for A Holy Night.

Although still in pursuit of a place truly called home, Pat shares her life with her husband and three cats, all of which claim rule over the house at one point or another. Besides dreaming up her next novel, Pat enjoys traveling, baking, camping, wine and or course reading - not necessarily in that order.

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