Denied (A Kelly Pruett Mystery)
by Mary Keliikoa
Denied is the second book in the Kelly Pruett Mystery series; and, like Derailed (Book 1), it’s another 5-star rating from me . . . Kelly is a strong female protagonist to whom many of us can relate . . .
~CHRISTY’S COZY CORNERS
A solid second installment to what is shaping up to be a great mystery series . . . a fantastic read that will make you feel like you are there with her. A must read for fans of the genre. I totally loved it so I give it 5/5 stars.
~Books a Plenty Book Reviews
This was a great story and one that will keep you on your toes, Kelly is juggling her job, co-parenting her deaf child Mitz with her ex-husband, and her new relationship with Kyle! To say Kelly has a lot going on is an understatement, but she is one tough cookie and strong woman to boot.
Denied (A Kelly Pruett Mystery)
Cozy Mystery/Woman Sleuth
2nd in Series
Publisher : Camel Press (May 11, 2021)
Paperback : 226 pages
ISBN-10 : 1603817832
ISBN-13 : 978-1603817837
Digital ASIN : B08V3G2Z73
A high-risk pregnancy. A dangerous secret. When her case turns deadly, can this investigator avoid racking up a fatal debt?
Despite her injuries, PI Kelly Pruett is eager to get back to work. So when a mommy-to-be hires her to locate her estranged dad, Kelly is thankful for the straightforward missing-persons case. But as she rummages through his trash in search of clues, she uncovers gambling debts to gangsters… and a blood-soaked severed finger.
With her investigation no longer cut-and-dried, Kelly’s hunt takes a deadly turn when her quarry is found driven off a cliff to his doom. And she’ll need more than her cop boyfriend’s help to expose the truth when the mob sends her a cease-and-desist notice with an explosive ending.
Can the determined detective take on the mafia and make it out alive?
About Mary Keliikoa
Mary Keliikoa is the author of the Shamus finalist and Lefty, Agatha and Anthony award nominated PI Kelly Pruett mystery series and the upcoming Misty Pines mystery series featuring Portland homicide detective turned small town sheriff slated for release in September 2022. Her short stories have appeared in Woman’s World and in the anthology Peace, Love and Crime: Crime Fiction Inspired by Music of the ‘60s. A Pacific NW native, she spent a part of her life working around lawyers. Combining her love of legal and books, she creates a twisting mystery where justice prevails.
When not in Washington, you can find Mary on the beach in Hawaii where she and her husband recharge. But even under the palm trees and blazing sun, she’s plotting her next murder—novel that is.
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