Missing manuscripts, a missing diary and strange stories from the past bring an unusual group of characters together in this tangled web of deceit, blackmail, and murder. The mystery travels from Memphis to New Orleans, while Carson works to prove his innocence – without success.
Come along for the ride and follow the clues to a strange and unforgettable ending in the adventure called:
Felt Right at Home at the Peabody!
‘Murder My Darling,’ Book 17, and the third Carson Reno novel I’ve read—delivers the goods! In this case author Marlow Darling’s tell-all diary. Important enough to get her murdered, and detective Carson Reno implicated in hers and that of the boat captain of ‘The Lusty Lady’.
A fan of Reno and the early Sixties from which he operates the Drake Detective Agency on the first floor of the Peabody Hotel, I loved tooling around with him, Joe, and Lydia. Whether they’re contemplating their next moves at the Down Under or following up a lead at Chief’s Motel, it’s a wild-goose chase to find the bad guys amongst a motley assortment of characters with creative names such as Lefty Then right, Ben Dover, Three Smith, and Primo Pitt.
Even though Carson Reno has only 48 hours to clear his name of murder, he’s the same ‘ol: cynical, snarky, irreverent, and chauvinistic. Leave it to him to stare at Flo’s assets while on duty at Chief’s, wearing her traditional, pink uniform with fake handkerchiefs on the upper left shoulder.
If you like your Crime/ Mystery, Thriller & Suspense stories hard-boiled—any one of the stand-alone Carson Reno books will tickle your fancy: Fast-paced plots, sinister twists, suspicious characters, snappy dialogue, and time-warped technology and attitudes. I guarantee you’ll feel right at home at the Peabody.