Lies at Six

Lies at Six

by Sarah Scott

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Overview

A thriller's pacing. Vivid Southern locales. Witty dialogue and wry observation about what passes for news on TV...and truth in our lives.

Jolie Marston is a TV news reporter with scruples. Her new boss would sell his grandmother's soul for a few ratings points. When he orders her to distort another meritless story, she explodes during a live broadcast.

Her career is kaput. Blown too is her chance to cover Memphis's biggest story of the year-the slaying of a respected former mayor. When the police investigation stalls, Jolie vows to find justice. She has a deep tie to the victim: He'd been mentor and friend from her hometown in the foothills of the Smokies.

Reeling from her public downfall and a failing romance, Jolie returns to that small town to start a video business. She's also there to find out who she is now that the identity she took for granted is gone. Solving the murder becomes her proving ground as she unearths a life the ex-mayor's public persona hid-one of prostitutes, drugs and danger.

Jolie chases down leads in sassy, blues-steeped Memphis, tiny antebellum La Grange and her east Tennessee hometown of Singleton. Her ally in sleuthing is Martin, Singleton's wealthy, clever, discreetly gay bon vivant. They find intrigue and deceit woven through generations and discover that exposing the lies people live by can have fatal consequences.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780615827957
Publisher: Sarah Scott Books
Publication date: 05/30/2013
Series: Jolie Marston mystery Series , #1
Pages: 362
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.75(d)

About the Author

Sarah drew on her own background in television news to create protagonist Jolie Marston, although the experiences depicted are not autobiographical. During Sarah's television career she was the producer of the major evening newscast at WHBQ (then the ABC-affiliate) in Memphis, the first woman to hold this position. She went on to produce newscasts as one of the original producers at CNN headquarters in Atlanta. She was later the executive producer of PM Magazine in Memphis. As an independent writer/producer/director, she created videos for a number of corporate clients and non-profit organizations. Later she headed the television department for the WA State House of Representatives. She has written for magazines (Billboard, American Cinematographer) and newspapers (Memphis Business Journal, The Olympian, USA Today). Her essays have appeared in The Seattle Times and on KPLU (NPR) radio in Seattle-Tacoma. She also is a poet and award-winning scriptwriter.

A native of Athens in east Tennessee and a former resident of Memphis, Sarah now lives an unusual life on the haunches of Mt. Rainier in Washington state. Her home is on land in a national forest adjoining Mt. Rainier National Park. From a life of plugged-in creature comforts in Olympia, WA, she relocated to a cabin that was off-the-grid, away from even the possibility of connecting to a utility company for running water, lights or phone. Her husband's imaginative treehouses, including Cedar Creek Treehouse, have garnered worldwide media attention. Sarah owns and manages Cedar Loft Cabin at Mt. Rainier, a secluded eco-lodging in Ashford, WA just outside the national park (www.cedarloftcabin.com). She is writing the second book in the Jolie Marston series.

Visit her website at www.sarahscottbooks.com.

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