Dirty Daisy Book 1
2021 Daphne du Maurier Honorable Mention
Freelance Houston travel reporter, Mikaela “Mike” Mitchell, can see the headline now: Trollop Turned to Tar on Texas Trail. She needs to find out what her brother’s ex-girlfriend, Karla, knows about his death and she’s running out of options faster than an armadillo facing down a big rig.
Ryder Ruiz doesn’t like discovering long-legged brunettes abandoned in road snot when he’s clearing the pipes on his motorcycle. What should have been a rescue-and-release operation becomes a murder investigation when a local, part-time stripper shows up dead at the community center—and Mike is curiously connected.
Mike has to find out what happened to Karla, but putting together the clues is more difficult than walking in six-inch stilettos.
Ryder has to help his cousin, the sheriff, solve the murders while protecting the town he loves and keeping Mike in his line of sight—and, preferably, in his bed. Is she a target or a murderer?
This mystery is as kinky as it is cozy. 50K + words of dirty fun. Welcome to Daisy.