Sunny Side Up

Sunny Side Up

by Daniel Stallings


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Twenty-year old luxury cruise ship waiter Li Johnson is used to the humiliation of trying to satisfy entitled rich jerk customers and a sadistic supervisor, but his problems get even bigger when he finds a passenger sunburned to death on the Sunbathing Deck. Now Li has to catch a murderer before he's framed for the crime or worse, loses his crappy job...

For twenty-year-old Li Johnson, a job as a cruise ship waiter was supposed to be a way to get over his father's death and earn enough money to go back to college. Instead, Li is struggling to maintain his sanity while coping with the demands of a sadistic maitre d' and a boatload of entitled rich jerk passengers. Li just wants to keep his head down and survive his job from hell, but when he finds a passenger sunburned to a crisp on the Sunbathing Deck, something about the scene just doesn't add up. Before he knows it, Li is on the track of a murderer and if Li doesn't find the real killer soon, he might just get framed for the crime — or worse, lose his crappy job.

A brand-new classic in the amateur detective genre, Sunny Side Up is a traditional murder mystery for the 21st century, with a glamorous setting, a gallery of suspects, clues that will keep readers guessing to the last page, and a delightful new hero in Li Johnson, the millennial minimum wage manhunter, who brings sleuthing to the service economy.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781610353113
Publisher: Linden Publishing
Publication date: 03/01/2018
Series: Li Johnson Murder Mysteries Series , #1
Pages: 214
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Daniel Stallings' love of Golden Age detective fiction by Agatha Christie, Dorothy Sayers, Ngaio Marsh, Raymond Chandler, and Rex Stout inspired him to bring the style of the classic murder mystery to digital-age audiences in a modern voice. In addition to writing mysteries, Stallings works in theater as a producer, director, and actor. Combining his interests in mysteries and theater, Stallings operates Master Mystery Productions, which produces custom interactive mystery game events. He currently serves as President of the Eastern Sierra Branch of the California Writers Club. Stallings lives in the city of Ridgecrest in California's Mojave Desert.

Table of Contents

1. "I Miss No One."

2. The Ice Queen

3. Room Service

4. Plans

5. Catalina Island

6. Death by Sunstroke

7. The Missing Sunscreen

8. Murder?

9. Witnesses

10. Mexico

11. Bullies

12. Catastrophe

13. A Damaged Woman

14. Answers

15. Long Beach

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