Couper, Washington, nestled on the banks of the Columbia River, is a lovely place to visit, but living there can be killer.
When Matty Cruz's career ends prematurely due to hard economic times, she pulls up stakes and relocates to the tree-filled Pacific Northwest. She's hoping the natural beauty there will lift her spirits. But soon she discovers that her impulsive move lands her in a city with one of the highest violent-crime rates in the region.
Matty Cruz Adventures holds the first three stories of this cozy mystery series with a criminal edge, but the stories are told with a dash of humor and fun. If you like a smart, brave heroine who must quickly reinvent herself—or else, quirky, colorful characters, and dark villains, you'll love R. Marquez's slightly skewed version of the Pacific Northwest.
Buy Matty Cruz Adventures today, and read how Matty survives a city that too many psychopaths love to call home.
About the Author
R. MARQUEZ resides in the Pacific Northwest, a place that inspired her to create the fictional city of Couper, Washington, located across the Columbia River from Portland, Oregon.
She was brought to the region in a similar fashion as her main character in the Matty Cruz Adventure series, and, like Matty, she had to reinvent herself quickly—but in a less colorful way.
Now that she has finished the Matty Cruz Adventure series, she is working on the Carol Karuso Mystery series.
R. Marquez’s short stories have been published in various magazines.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This book contains 3 different novellas that mesh very well. The first is about how a woman moves to the Pacific Northwest and finds a dog that leads her into trouble. The second and third stories show how she befriends some dubious characters in the town. These adventures contain good mysteries. The author also includes an excerpt from the next book in the series--The Devil Lies in Couper. It sounds pretty exciting and I really want to know what happens next..
These three stories are very interesting. The main characters are strong and Matty is definitly someone that you will like to meet. I really enjoyed each story and look forward to reading more. Excellent job. Please keep writing. MR.