Killer Tied (Eve Appel Mystery) by Lesley A. Diehl

Killer Tied (Eve Appel Mystery)
by Lesley A. Diehl

. . . this book definitely couldn’t be put down I read it one day. Eve has a way of dragging you in and not letting go until the perps are arrested and justice has been correctly served!
~Community Bookstop

The plot is full of twists and turns . . . If you’re a fan of Cozy Mysteries you’ll love Killer Tied and all the Eve Appel series books.
~My Reading Journeys

Diverse characters and interesting twists made this a very enjoyable read.
~Cassidy’s Bookshelves

If you are looking for interesting cozy reads with social issue seasoning, you can’t find tastier reads than Diehl’s heroines.
~Back Porchervations

Keep your dancing shoes on, because this will have you doing the twist along with the turns! Not only does the story-line jump from character to character, it also jumps locations from Florida, New York, and Connecticut.
~Ms. Cat’s Honest World

About the Book

Killer Tied (Eve Appel Mystery)
Cozy Mystery
6th in Series
Camel Press (March 15, 2018)
Paperback: 264 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1603813198
Digital ASIN: B0789824WQ

Eve Appel Egret is adjusting to married life with Sammy and their three adopted sons in Sabal Bay, Florida. While still running her consignment stores, she is going pro with her sleuthing by becoming an apprentice to a private detective.

Until her marriage, Eve’s only “family” was her grandmother Grandy, who raised her after her parents died in a boating accident. Now, in addition to her husband and sons, she has a father-in-law who clearly dislikes her. Sammy’s father, a full-blooded Miccosukee Indian long presumed dead, has emerged from the swamps where he’s been living like a hermit, and he isn’t happy about Eve’s marriage to his half-Miccosukee, half-white son.

As for Eve’s family, are her parents really dead? A woman named Eleanor claims to be Eve’s half-sister, born after her mother faked a boating accident to escape her abusive husband, Eve’s father. Then Eleanor’s father turns up dead in the swamps, stabbed by a Bowie knife belonging to Sammy’s father, Lionel. Strange as Lionel Egret is, Eve knows he had no motive to kill this stranger. In order to clear him, Eve must investigate Eleanor’s claims, and she might not like what digging around in her family’s past uncovers.

About the Author

Lesley is a country gal through and through, from her childhood on a dairy farm in Illinois to college in a cornfield in Iowa, Lesley creates sassy, snoopy protagonists who embrace chasing killers in country settings. Lesley writes several series: the Big Lake Murder mysteries and the Eve Appel mysteries both set in rural Florida; the Laura Murphy mysteries located on a lake in upstate New York; and short stories, some featuring a few of Lesley’s unique relatives from back on the farm (Aunt Nozzie and the Grandmothers). She is inspired by an odd set of literary muses: a ghost named Fred and a coyote as yet unnamed. Killer Tied is the sixth mystery in the Eve Appel Mysteries. To read more about Lesley’s unusual and humorous cozy mysteries, go to

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