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After a Jane Doe is murdered in journalist Bexley Squires's hometown, she's asked by one of Hollywood’s brightest stars to clear his name as a suspect. But her skills as an amateur sleuth weren’t enough to find her missing sister. Does she have what it takes to find a killer?

When she returns to California, she discovers the elite seaside community of Papaya Springs has become more corrupt than she imagined. All too soon, she stumbles into a web of twisted games played by the rich and famous. Along with the detective in charge of the case, who also happens to be her high school crush, she’ll uncover a level of depravity unlike anything she’s ever known.

The Dead Girl’s Stilettos is the first book in the Bexley Squires mystery series.

A missing pet accessory, a sorority house, and a conspiracy to end all conspiracies. For the first time in her career as an investigator, Bexley Squires will be forced to prove the innocence of the most dubious suspect imaginable.

 

Papaya Springs has kept Bexley on her toes since her ill-fated return. When someone from her past unexpectedly comes knocking on the door of Stronghold Investigations, she eagerly offers her services.

 

But what first appears to be an imprudent stunt uncovers something much darker. Bexley’s investigation quickly turns sinister, putting her relationship with the hunky detective at risk, and lives in danger.

A puzzling excursion, a jewelry heist, and a veteran’s mistakes. Traumatized after her last case, Bexley Squires merely hopes to rebuild a solid reputation as Papaya Springs newest P.I. When Brewer Hawkins, her former high school classmate turned sexy biker, ends up in Mexico with amnesia, she can’t turn her back on him.

 

Framed for a crime he didn’t commit, Brewer is just the cherry on Bexley’s rapidly melting sundae. It’s on her to save her BFF's career, and Bexley’s ex-boyfriend, detective Grayson Rivers, refuses to move on alone.

 

With a to-do list rising faster than the cost of living in Papaya Springs, finding out she might be falling for a wanted felon is the least of her worries. The suspects have noticed her probing and she needs to stop them—before Brewer’s next on their list.

A devastating death, a victimized mob princess, and an avalanche of lies. As the new owner of Stronghold Investigations, Bexley Squires struggles to solve her biggest mystery yet—one that hits far too close to home.

Amidst revisiting a painful past and planning for a potentially more painful future with Brewer Hawkins, Bexley’s given unfortunate news that changes everything. While attempting to make sense of an unfathomable scenario, she’s offered a substantial reward to solve a case that involves the upmost secrecy.

By the time she discovers an inanimate object is the key—pun intended—to something more substantial than a simple theft, it’ll be too late. She’ll find herself knee-deep in another family’s war while trying to make peace with her own.

© 2020 Quinn Avery