|Guppy Book of the Month|
Welcome to the next 'Guppy Book of the Month' post! I'm very excited about highlighting the books that I'll be receiving as part of my special Live Auction win at Malice Domestic 30. Each time I receive a book, I'll tell a bit about it and also a bit about the author. No promises as to when I'll get it read and my thoughts shared, but if it looks great to you, check it out at your local library or bookstore. Some of these books will be debuts and some will be from authors already established.
by Lida Sideris
2nd in the Southern California series
Newly minted lawyer Corrie Locke has taken a vow of abstinence. From PI work, that is. Until her best friend Michael finds his bully of a boss stabbed in the back after confronting him earlier that day. Michael panics, accidentally tampering with the crime scene...which could lead the cops to Michael instead of the real culprit. He turns to Corrie to track down the killer. She doesn't need much coaxing. Her late great PI dad taught her the ropes...and left her his cache of illegal weaponry.
They return to the scene of the crime, but the body's missing. Racing against time, Corrie dredges a prestigious Los Angeles college in pursuit of clues. All she finds are false leads. Armed with attitude and romantic feelings toward Michael, Corrie dives into a school of suspects to find the slippery fugitive. Will she clear Michael's name before he's arrested for murder?
From Lida's website:
Like her heroine, Corrie Locke, Lida worked as an entertainment attorney for a film studio. Unlike her heroine, she wasn’t blackmailed into investigating the suspicious death of a co-worker. Lida has written numerous magazine and newspaper articles, a poem or two, and a teleplay. She shares her home with her family and an assortment of rescue dogs and uppity chickens.
I met Lida at Left Coast Crime in Phoenix a couple of years ago. At that time, her first book, Murder and Other Unnatural Disasters, was newly published. I think that she was part of a New Author event and I thought I'd like that debut book. I bought it for my Kindle soon after, but it is unread as yet (story of my life). Happily, I now have the second book, so I will be delighted to read not only the first but also the second. I love the saying at the top of Lida's website regarding her heroine, Corrie - She swore she'd never turn into her P.I. father. But that was before she ran over the body. If that doesn't pique your interest...well, let's just say that it did mine. Ha!
Thanks so much to Lida for sending me Murder Gone Missing along with a bookmark and a pen. I'm all set for some great reading! My very best wishes for great success with your writing, Lida! Hope to see you again at another Left Coast Crime - maybe in San Diego in 2020?