The Nick Bancroft Mysteries

5 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 13 ratings

Murder by the Book Publisher's Summary

A book on sexual etiquette, more lies than truth, and a sexy visiting detective complicate the first case of Central City investigative reporter Nick Bancroft.

A young woman with a sex etiquette book in her lap is found dead at a high school football stadium. Freelance reporter and novice PI Nick Bancroft is hired by the girl’s father Ramsey Sinclair to find the killer and gets kicked around by various suspects as he pursues the killer and the story.

His work is interrupted when he begins a love affair with receptionist Maggie Atley. But the course of true love is complicated along with the investigation, when detective Faustine Smith, also hired by Nick’s client Mr. Sinclair, begins making passes of her own at Nick. Faustine, who was hired to keep an eye on Nick, does an excellent job, most of the time.

As the case unfolds, there are elements of danger, drama, and deception. Nick finds few things are as they seem, and no one can be trusted in this risqué mystery and adventure.

Nick Bancroft mysteries are:

"Power-packed...draw the reader into the story from the opening line and hold the attention to the surprising end. Peopled with fascinating, credible characters," (Holly Martin in Black Dragon Reviews)

"Full of twists and turns. A real Loo-Loo!" (Detra Fitch in Huntress Book Reviews)

"The equivalent of comfort food for the reader of detective mysteries, it is the type of story you read with smoky jazz playing on your stereo and a snifter of brandy sitting on the table next to you. Murder by the Book is a mystery reader's meal for when all you want is a good yarn and a chair to relax in." (S. A. Gordon, author of Murder Picnic)

"Deft tales of murder, complicity, and downright evil, gripping narratives which appeal to the lover of good action-packed mystery thrillers. Highly recommended." (Molly's Reviews)

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