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|Title: #1: Midnight on the Mississippi|
By: Mary Ellis
Number of Pages: 352
Vendor: Harvest House Publishers
Publication Date: 2015
|Dimensions: 8.50 X 5.50 (inches)|
Weight: 11 ounces
Series: Secrets of the South Mysteries
Stock No: WW961690
Midnight on the Mississippi begins the new Secrets of the South Mysteries from bestselling author Mary Ellis. These complex crime dramas follow an investigator's quest to make the world a better place...solving one case at a time.
New OrleansHunter Galen, a stock and securities broker, suspects his business partner, James Nowak, may be involved in embezzling their clients' money, but he's reluctant to jeopardize their friendship based on suspicion alone. After James turns up dead, Hunter realizes his unwillingness to confront a problem may have cost James his life.
Nicki Price, a newly minted PI, intends to solve the stockbroker's murder, recover the missing millions from the client accounts, and establish herself in the career she adores. As she ferrets out fraud and deception at Galen Investments, Hunter's fiancée, Ashley Menard, rubs Nicki the wrong way. Nicki doesn't trust the ostentatious woman with an agenda longer than the Mississippi River. Ashley seems to be hiding something, but is Nicki's growing attraction to Huntera suspected murdererher true reason for disliking Ashley?
As they encounter sophisticated shell games, blackmail, and murder, Nicki and Hunter's only option is to turn to God as they search for answers, elude lethal danger, and perhaps discover love along the way.
"There's a lot going on, both in the current timeline and from Nicki's past, to keep the reader turning the pages with plenty of fun banter and toe-clenching romance. Read it!"
Pegg Thomas, thesheepishscribe.blogspot.com
"As with all of Mary Ellis' novels, Midnight on the Mississippi will keep you turning pages chapter after chapter. Detailed descriptions lend credence to the plot. Well-developed characters are totally believable. Nicki's wry sense of humor and down-home expressions make her as lovable as your best friend. If you enjoy suspense, romance, and a touch of humor, you won't be disappointed in Mary Ellis' new novel."
Susan Simpson, author
"I had a hard time putting this book down to get anything done. The characters are imperfect but human. As in other books by Mary Ellis, you get to know the characters and their surroundings, as if you are an active bystander. This is because the author takes pains to learn about the area she uses as the background so even dialogue, music, and foods served are pitch-perfect."
"Author Mary Ellis continues to amaze me with her versatilitynot only is she a master of the Amish genre, but also of historical romance, and now, with Midnight on the Mississippi, of romantic suspense. There were so many twists and turns in this book that I couldn't put it down and devoured the book in just three reading sessions. Her characterization is amazing and spot-on, and her portrayal of New Orleans and the bayou culture is so well-done that by the time I finished the book I wanted to be in New Orleans eating an beignet. Bravo, Ms. Ellisplease keep these great books coming!"
Laurie Kingery, author
"Midnight on the Mississippi was a book that I had to keep reading. Putting the book down was not easy. I enjoyed every minute."
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