Blurb for “Murder Most Foul” – a detective/mystery
When two dismembered torsos wash up on the banks of the local river in the small industrial town of Pleasant Valley, residents are horrified. Between contradicting statements, police ineptitude, lust, lies, manipulation, incest, the motorcycle gang The Devil’s Disciples, crooked cops, and a botched crime scene, everyone becomes a suspect.
The young beautiful Jackie Reeves, a registered nurse, believes the killer is a man from her past. She contacts the dangerously handsome FBI Agent Walker Harmon. An arrest is made, but Harmon and Jackie believe an innocent man is being railroaded by local cops. How far will these lover’s go to solve this heinous crime before anymore killings. Determined to find the truth, Agent Harmon and Jackie are forced to run a gauntlet of deep trouble and turmoil, which marks them for death
Jackie sat gracefully in a booth. Wearing a black dress, sparkling gold jewelry, and a low-cut neckline, Jackie appeared ready to satisfy his stomach hunger with a salad and two margaritas and his burning ache with a dress slit clear to her hips. Her hair, done up in a stylish bun, made her look like a Storybook Princess awaiting her Prince Charming.
Her beauty impossible to overlook, Harmon acknowledged it with a proud smile, and greeted her with a passionate kiss. It made their glow of love obvious to everyone in the room. Even an old married couple winked and grinned, remembering their own youth.
Giving their orders in a rush, Jackie and Harmon each filled-in the other with the things they were permitted to say in public.
Jackie’s dislodging a bean from a child’s ear. The senior she rescued from domestic abuse, and the going away party she threw for a retired co-worker. The big news from Harmon meant the disappointing news he received from the forensic experts, and his upcoming need for a new secretary since Daphne was leaving to become a stay at home bride.
The rest of the time was spent staring deeply into each other’s eyes, stroking and clasping hands…and adding some other, well-concealed strokes beneath the table. In a few minutes the food became a secondary issue…all they wanted to do was go home and get into bed…ASAP.
Reviews for “Murder Most Foul”
1. 5 ***** BTS Magazine-December 2013 Issue 17- Reviewer Marie Haney
Review: The author recreates the scenes with dramatic fashion, adding characters that are so realistic; it feels like you’re living the moment right along with them. She is a wonderful storyteller, paying attention to every intricate detail and leaving you hanging onto every word. If you’re a fan of crime thrillers, this book will definitely not disappoint!
2. Goodreads author James gives “Murder Most Foul” 5***** on March 2013
Review: What can I say about this book? I absolutely loved it. It is one of those books that when you start it is very hard to put down. Everything is very descriptive and exciting it will always keep your interest peaked for more. Maybe the only way it could be better for me is reading it aloud to others around a campfire. It is a wonderfull read. Well done JoAnne Myers, well done.
3. Goodreads author Emily Capeles gives “Murder Most Foul” 4 **** on June 2013
I have been a long-time resident of southeastern Ohio, and worked in the blue-collar industry most of my life. Besides having several novels under my belt, I canvas paint.
When not busy with hobbies or working outside the home, I spend time with relatives, my dog Jasmine, and volunteer my time within the community. I am a member of the International Women’s Writing Guild, Savvy Authors, Coffee Time Romance, Paranormal Romance Guild, True Romance Studios, National Writers Association, the Hocking Hill’s Arts and Craftsmen Association, The Hocking County Historical Society and Museum, and the Hocking Hills Regional Welcome Center. I believe in family values and following your dreams. My original canvas paintings, can be found at: booksandpaintingsbyjoanne.com
3 fun facts about JoAnne:
1. I will be going to St. Simon’s Island in August and hope to swim with the dolphins.
2. When I was 5 years old, my mother had me believing that if I ate magic hay, I would turn into a horse. I was crushed when I discovered that untrue.
3. In the late ‘90’s I lost so much weight, that one evening while wearing a black dress, to a bar, I sneezed and my underwear fell to my ankles. All I could do was laugh along with the on-lookers.
Other books by JoAnne:
“WICKED INTENTIONS” a paranormal/mystery anthology
“LOVES’, MYTHS’ AND MONSTERS’,” a fantasy anthology
“THE CRIME OF THE CENTURY,” a biography true-crime
“POEMS ABOUT LIFE, LOVE, AND EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN”
“TWISTED LOVE,” a true-crime anthology
“FLAGITIOUS,” a crime/mystery anthology
Website: Books and Paintings by JoAnne
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