Sticks and Stones, by Larsen, K. J.
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- ISBN: 9781590589212 | 1590589211
- Cover: Hardcover
- Copyright: 2/7/2012
What does a woman do when she discovers her husband is an incurable cheater? If shers"s Cat DeLuca she launches the Pants On Fire Detective Agency. Now Cat does what two years of unholy matrimony taught her. She catches cheaters.When a client (Cleo Jones) shoots her cheating husbandrs"s bum full of buckshot, he disappears, taking her money, dog, and sister with him. Private Investigator Cat DeLuca promises to return the dog and money if her client stops shooting at Walter. Cleo agrees. The detective finds the dog and a mysterious bag chuck-full of cash. And then she finds Walter. His very dead body is still warm. The case is a slam dunk for the cops who arrest Cleo for the murder of her husband. She had motive and opportunity and a dozen witnesses heard her scream bloody murder. One made a video. Cat DeLuca is determined to prove her clientrs"s innocence and itrs"s not an easy sell. Walter was an unsavory character with enemies. To find his killer, Cat will have to sift through the ones who didnrs"t pull the trigger. Her investigation leads to four players with secrets: a childhood friend, a gambler, a construction tycoon, and a legendary Chicago designer. When forensic evidence suggests the detective knows more about the murder than shers"s telling, Cat faces the certain loss of her agency. Cat DeLuca is smart and charming. Shers"s an unlikely heroine and her partner, a beagle named Inga, is quite likely to eat the evidence.Sticks and Stonesdelivers steamy romance, intrigue and laugh out loud humor for a wickedly delicious read.