Insurance Executive Implicated in Murder of Mysterious Woman in Murder Me Twice by P.J. Conn
Los Angeles, California, 1947
Joe Ezell, GI turned gumshoe, pays the bills by catching philandering husbands for rich dames wanting a divorce. Then Faye Marten darkens his door. She doesn't quite fit the bill, but she is willing to pay.
A few hours later, Hal Marten, the man Faye hired him to dog, arrives asking for help. The cops believe Hal murdered his now missing wife and Hal wants him to prove his innocence.
But the deeper Joe digs, the more convinced he becomes that Faye and Hal aren't who they claim to be. The only question is: can he prove it and solve the murder before another victim is knocked off?
Publisher Note: The Detective Joe Ezell Mystery Series is a "clean and wholesome" read with no sex or vulgar language and will be enjoyed by readers of cozy mysteries and detective mysteries.
The Detective Joe Ezell Mystery Series, in order
- Murder Me Twice
- Stairway to Murder
- Murder on Ice
- Murder on Stilettos
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This turned out to be a decent read. I am finding it very difficult to find books that aren't the same old story line and this one is one that I was a bit surprised when I got to the end. The book held my attention and I liked the characters. Worth reading, especially at the current price of $.99
I received a free copy of this book from eBook Discovery in exchange for an honest review. Hal Marten is a happily married insurance salesman. His wife, Faye, takes care of the home and does not have to work.One Thursday night Hal stops off at the Golden Bear Lounge, where he sees a veiled woman seated alone. He is intrigued, but does not approach her, then goes home to his wife. With her husband coming home a little later on Thursday nights, Faye hires Private Detective Joe Ezell to check on up on him. Joe reports that her husband visits the Golden Bear Lounge on his way home and was seen speaking to a woman there. Faye is visibly upset by the news and leaves. Then one night after leaving the Lounge, the veiled woman, Pearl, is shot and killed; then Hal arrives home to find his wife is missing. The police detective on the case is convinced that Hal murdered his wife and hid the body. After finding Joe's business card among Faye's things, Hal seeks Joe's help to prove his innocence. Who is the mysterious woman from the Golden Bear Lounge and what happened to Faye? This story is unusual in that it is told from the victim's perspective, rather than the detectives.
This book was a surprise from the beginning. Rather than viewing the story from the perspective of the PI, the reader is immersed in the lives of the victims. The murder occurs through a very strange and unexpected set of circumstances. This is a very entertaining, enjoyable and satisfying mystery with no foul language or gratuitous sex. A 5 star read.