By Virginia Brown

Who says a Gen X hipster cannot resolve old-school mysteries?

Harley Jean's a failed university scholar. Her short occupation in company banking went up in flames. She cannot locate Mr. correct and can accept Mr. incorrect. She's twenty-six-years old--staring down the barrel at thirty--and now she works as a travel advisor within the whacko land of Elvis. She's named after a bike. Her dad's an Elvis impersonator. Her mother talks to spirit publications.

Someone kidnaps her family's dog--named King, in Elvis's honor. there is a ransom note.

And then, issues relatively get bizarre.

Memphis travel consultant Harley Jean Davidson is ready to get pleasure from an extraordinary break day while her mom and dad name with information that King, their border collie, has been dognapped. Harley Jean's mother insists the wrongdoer is Bruno Jett, their round the corner neighbor. Harley Jean may really run over her personal foot with a motorbike than seek advice from him. he is drop-dead gorgeous--with a perilous angle she'd prefer to keep away from.

But King needs to be rescued, so she units off to discover him. Harley Jean will get greater than she deals for whilst she unearths a physique, to boot. Bruno Jett is easily concerned, yet how?

The Memphis P.D. desires to pin the homicide on Harley Jean's dad. Now it truly is as much as her to transparent his identify . . . and stay away from turning into the killer's subsequent sufferer.

Leaving company banking for a task freed from pressure were an issue of survival. So the following she was once, in her past due twenties and burned out, yet ultimately in a task she did not have to take domestic along with her at evening. It used to be a very good trade-off--most of the time. no less than, while she did not have to accommodate a really attractive attainable assassin . . .

The basement door opened. taking a look up, she observed Jett throughout the cracks within the wood stairs.
For a second he simply stood at the best step, the door propped open together with his foot, then he allow it shut softly in the back of him yet remained nonetheless and silent. He knew a person was once the following. The lighting . . . she'd left the lighting fixtures on. She slightly breathed, simply shallow breaths to maintain from passing out, afraid he'd pay attention her. Bruno Magli sneakers descended to the second one riser. She in short closed her eyes, suggestions of O.J. and his notorious footwear reverberating ominously in her mind. definitely, it was once coincidence.
The footwear descended one other step, then one other, and she or he held her breath until eventually her ears rang and her lungs ached.
The footwear stopped at the moment from the ground stair. She observed denim notwithstanding the gaps, darkish socks, lengthy legs--she appeared up and her gaze locked with darkish blue eyes peering at her during the risers. Oh rattling.
He smiled, however it wasn't a truly great smile. "Well," he acknowledged, "I appear to have an uninvited visitor."
"I . . . uh, was once simply searching for you."
"And now you could have came across me." He reached the ground and grew to become to examine her the place she'd edged out from underneath the steps to suppose for an get away course within the concrete block walls.
"Why yes," she stated, conscious she spoke too brightly, "here you're. Now that you are domestic, i will simply be going."
"No, i do not believe so." He moved a number of steps nearer, close to sufficient she might see the chilly, harmful gleam in his eyes. Uh oh.
"Oh, i do not mind," she stated, "really. i feel I pay attention my mom calling me."'
"They're now not home."
She stared at him suspiciously. "And how have you learnt that?"
"Because that obscene, puke eco-friendly van is long gone from the driveway."
"Oh." That sounded logical. in spite of everything, it have been Bobby's first clue. So might be Jett hadn't performed whatever to them or was once chargeable for them leaving. Maybe.
He loomed over her. "I don't love you being right here, and that i don't love my privateness violated. frequently, I are inclined to get nasty approximately such things as this."
Uh oh. under no circumstances a promising conversation.

Virginia Brown is the writer of greater than fifty novels, such a lot lately the bestselling Dixie Diva Mysteries and the acclaimed mystery/drama, darkish River Road.

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