Leah Norwood finds the body of Donald Collins in the city park, she
doesn’t know he is a distant relative. Young Donnie was a jewel
thief and a career criminal. Hidden in the lining of his suit jacket
was an exact replica of a ring that has been in Leah’s family for
over a hundred years. After her home is burglarized, the sexy chief
of police is convinced the ruby ring has something to do with the
wants to find out what happened to Donnie, but why would someone kill
for a hundred year old ring? She discovers a connection between
Donnie and the drug-dealing Cantono family, between the Cantono
family and a jewelry appraiser, and between the jewelry appraiser and
one of her own employees. Chief Griggs might be onto something. All
clues lead back to the family ring.
he murdered?” I asked softly.
yes. It was murder,” Griggs replied.
last time I found a body it had never occurred to me that the police
would consider me a suspect. As a law-abiding citizen, I had just
assumed that people knew I was innocent. My experience with the
police showed me I was wrong. I looked at both Griggs and Reddish.
tell me you don’t think I killed him.”
snorted. “No, we don’t think you killed him. He was taller than
you, and his neck was broken. No way could you have done that.”
was fast and neat,” Reddish added and then turned to Griggs.
“Probably someone with military or combat training.”
who knows how to kill with their hands,” Griggs said softly.
swallowed. Candace had shot and killed two people in December and
tried to kill me twice. She had been crazy, her behavior unexpected
and unpredictable, which had made the situation scary. This sounded
worse. A person who was calm and rational murdering someone with
their bare hands was chilling. And I couldn’t forget about the
weird shoe thing.
you find his shoes?”
Griggs replied, turning toward me.
would someone want his shoes?”
knows? There wasn’t much of a struggle, although there were
multiple sets of footprints. But all appeared to be made by people
wearing shoes.” He turned away from me and back toward Reddish.
“Between Leah and her dog stomping around, I doubt we’ll get any
I said indignantly. Both men ignored me.
keep the area secure anyway,” Griggs continued. “Send a team out
to see if they can find anything. Maybe the shoes will show up
somewhere else in the park.”
Blair writes simple and sweet romance and mystery/romance stories.
Like most authors, she has been writing most of her life and has
dozens of books started. She just needs the time to finish them.
the author of the Holton Romance Series and the Leah Norwood
Mysteries. She enjoys reading books, writing books, and traveling
wherever and as often as time and money allows. She is currently
working on her latest book set in Texas, where she lives with her
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