By Jessie Chandler

"Madcap dangers...amusing debut, with [an] beautiful lesbian sleuth..." ~Kirkus Reviews

"A winner. allow me guarantee you that you just will not be taking a bet on studying this pleasant romp." ~Mystery fanatics overview "

Jessie Chandler is literary relations to either Cotterill and West...unabashed enjoyable but in addition a lot bolder than conventional cozies." ~Library Journal

Shay O'Hanlon is the co-owner of the hip, quirky Rabbit gap, a well-liked espresso store in Uptown Minneapolis. Police detective JT Bordeaux and her associate appear on the gap looking for Shay's ally, Coop—a chain-smoking, vegetarian tree hugger—who's sought after for wondering in reference to the bludgeoning demise of his less-than-respectable boss, Stanley "Kinky" Anderson. Coop's prints are all around the homicide weapon—an over-sized, bronzed bingo marker—and the law enforcement officials have themselves a primary suspect.

Suddenly, Shay's quiet yet hugely caffeinated global spins uncontrolled quicker than a trip on a fairground Tilt-A-Whirl as she attempts to save lots of her pal. Complicating concerns are a few bumbling mobsters, a lacking truckload of stolen nuts, an abused mutt named Dawg, a kidnapping or , and a really continual Detective Bordeaux. Will Shay and her acquaintances reach their quest to transparent Coop and nail the assassin or will their nutty caper finish up deadly?

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My pen hovered over the napkin. He gave me a disgusted look but begrudgingly said, “coopmsritabuzzrileymslavonneandsomebig—,” ending in more gibberish. ” I hid a grin and quickly scrawled Rita, Buzz Riley, and Lavonne while Rocky slurped the last of the contents in his cup. Coop had told me some run-ins he’d had with Mr. Riley, and he indeed sounded like a first-class ass. What did “some big” mean? A big man? A big woman? A big bingo ball? ” “I am full now, Shay O’Hanlon. ” It seemed my Q&A session had come to a close.

Com Manufactured in the United States of America Acknowledgments This endeavor could never have come to fruition without the help and support of a number of people. Thank you doesn’t even begin to cover it, but here goes … to my awesome acquisitions editor, Terri Bischoff; my crack production editor, Nicole Edman; my amazing cover designer, Lisa Novak; publicist extraordinaire Courtney Colton; and to Midnight Ink/Llewellyn Worldwide for giving my writing this chance to shine. For believing in me even when I lost faith, encouraging me to follow my dreams, and putting up with the hours and days I was there but really wasn’t, an immense amount of gratitude and love goes out to my wife and partner, Betty.

My heart thudded in my ears. I hoped Eddy’s ticker was doing okay. I shook off the thought. Why was I so fixated on the state of Eddy’s heart? Must be afraid she’d exit stage right before I was ready to let her go. As if I’d ever be ready. We three huddled at the back of the truck. “Let’s walk along the side of the bank next to the river,” I whispered. ” “The Whacker’s ready for some action. ” Eddy waved her mini bat in the air, and Coop reached out and grabbed it before it thumped him in the chest.

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