Newly divorced and vulnerable, baker/sleuth Carol Sabala resists her friend’s pressure to use a personal ad to enter the dating scene. Two weeks later a woman’s body is found strangled on a riverbank in Santa Cruz. Did the killer use the ads to lure his victim?
Hired to investigate by the deceased’s cousin, Carol sees the amateur photographer who discovered the body as a likely suspect. He’s handsome, charming, and definitely on the prowl. Is it for a date with Carol or for his next prey?
As Carol digs deeper into the case, she uncovers one dangerous-but-appealing man after another. Longing for companionship and adventure in her own life, Carol learns the hard way that combining the two can be a risky business.
About the Author
The author of the Carol Sabala Mystery Series, Vinnie was a 2013 finalist for the Claymore Award and a B.R.A.G. Medallion recipient. Her short stories have appeared in many publications, including the Sisters in Crime Guppies anthology Fish or Cut Bait, and the anthology Destination: Mystery! Her short short won the Police Writers' Academy 2015 Golden Donut Award. Retired after 27 years of teaching high school English, Vinnie lives in Santa Cruz, California, with her husband, abstract artist Daniel S. Friedman, and their spoiled cat Lolie. For more information, visit www.vinniehansen.com.