Family Matters: A Near-To-Home Mystery Novel by Miranda Rose Barker
Killing the Bully…
Family Matters: A Near-To-Home Mystery Novel.
When Lottie Wannemacher leaves the house with her dog Bronson for one of their daily walks outdoors, the last thing she expects to find is a dead body.
Lottie is a 35-year-old widow who owns her own bakery, a popular spot for the locals to come to for treats and gossip. Along with her loyal pit bull-dalmatian mix companion, she has enjoyed a peaceful lifestyle despite losing her husband Paul prematurely to an illness.
On the other hand, there’s Cliff Carmichael. In his youth, he was seen as a high school bully who would beat, mock, and torment his classmates. Although Cliff has done well financially and tried to give back to the community as an adult, many people still resent him. The bully’s multitude of victims hasn’t forgotten his previously nasty behaviors.
Today, things change in the small town of Tinsel Peaks. Lottie and Bronson discover a body out on the trail where they are walking.
Cliff Carmichael is dead. Someone shot him in the chest.
Traumatized by finding the body, Lottie sets out to solve the crime. Narrowing down the list of suspects isn’t easy. Pretty much everyone in town owns a shotgun. Baking is second nature for Lottie. Amateur sleuthing… not so much.
Can she solve this crime…or will she manage to make herself the next target?
Readers will love this gripping mystery from page one. Family Matters is a suspenseful story that will keep you turning pages late into the night.
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Miranda Rose Barker has enjoyed the company of dogs from the age of 7. She only later discovered the rewarding world of dog rescues in her mid-30’s and since then, has lived with eight rescue dogs, including large and small mixed breeds from German shepherds and doodle dogs to some purebreds (schnauzers and other terriers).
A lifelong writer, she began writing fiction in 2000 and has loved bringing rescue dogs and their humans together in her books for years. She also enjoys walking and reading books about dogs as well as cozy mysteries.
Miranda Rose lives in southern California where she is often out looking for the next rescue pup to add to her pack (or a friend’s pack).
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