Jealous in Paradise by Deborah Brown (Florida Keys Mystery Series Book 18)
English | 2019 | Mystery/Thriller | ePUB | 348 Kb
Jealous in Paradise : There’s always one party crasher in the crowd. But Madison Weston and her bestie, Fab Merceau, could have never guessed that the plus-one at their newly renovated hotel’s grand opening would be a dead body.
This isn’t the first unsolved murder in Beachside’s colorful past. While a ghost haunting the premises might be a selling point to some customers, fresh pools of blood generally aren’t.
So much for their promise to put personal safety at the top of their to-do list. Pretty tough when trouble gets dropped on their doorstep like the proverbial baby in a basket. Especially when the baby is packing a Smith & Wesson.
But this murder was on their turf, on their watch. And they’ll call in every shady character, every IOU, and anything short of a felony to lay this ghost to rest—even if it risks them becoming ghosts themselves.
“Keep these people back,” Creole told Didier, lowering his voice to add, “We’ve got a body.” He took out his phone and called 911, going into cop mode, which was familiar to him from his days as an undercover officer before injuries sidelined him and he decided that he’d had enough.
“You okay, Madison?” Fab asked, and put her arm around me. I nodded. “I’ll be right back.” She went into the room and closed the drapes, much to the annoyance of the lookie-loos. Then she came back out and stood by my side. “Do you know what happened?”
“It looks like suicide. We need to make sure that none of the guests skip out, in case the cops want to talk to anyone.” I looked over her shoulder and took a head count. “Maybe they won’t be questioned, since it’s self-inflicted and not murder, but I’d hate to guess wrong and be in trouble.”
“Once news of this gets out, our bookings will skyrocket. Not that they’re not good already,” Fab added at my horrified look.
Didier appeared next to Fab and hooked his arm around her, kissing the top of her head and brushing her long brown hair over her shoulder. “I’ll see to the guests and make sure everyone gets a drink refill.”