by Mary Keliikoa
on Tour September 1-30, 2020
Even though Kelly Pruitt is a “newbie” Private Investigator, she intends to help just such a family as mentioned above. I liked this character from page one. She walks the walk and talks the talk. This book has all the elements for a good P. I. book. A great main character, a little family turmoil, a young cute kid, a good case, and an underlying humor of her ability to laugh at herself. Oh, and a big old dog. Gotta have a dog, don’t you?
I think you can probably tell I thought this was a good read. It’s a quick read, but it has its mystery and its suspense. The push and pull of a woman wanting to work, a woman having to prove that she can be successful while also being a valuable part of the family added to the story. It wasn’t overdone. Each piece seemed to be interwoven through a good story only to add more interest.
Derailed is Book 1 of a series titled “A Kelly Pruett Mystery”. It looks to me as if this may be a debut book for Mary Keliikoa. Let’s hope she doesn’t get “off the track” and not get Book 2 written again soon.
A dying wish. A secret world.
Can this grieving investigator stay on the right track?
PI Kelly Pruett is determined to make it on her own. And juggling clients at her late father’s detective agency, a controlling ex, and caring for a deaf daughter was never going to be easy. She takes it as a good sign when a letter left by her dad ties into an unsolved case of a young woman struck by a train.
Hunting down the one person who can prove the mysterious death was not just a drunken accident, Kelly discovers this witness is in no condition to talk. And the closer she gets to the truth the longer her list of sleazy suspects with murderous motives grows. Each clue exposes another layer of the victim's steamy double life.
Can Kelly pinpoint the murderer, or is she on the fast track to disaster?
Published by: Camel Press
Publication Date: May 12th 2020
Number of Pages: 232
ISBN: 1603817069 (ISBN13: 9781603817066)
Series: PI Kelly Pruett #1
Purchase Links: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Bookshop | Goodreads
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Mary Keliikoa spent the first 18 years of her adult life working around lawyers. Combining her love of all things legal and books, she creates a twisting mystery where justice prevails. She has had a short story published in Woman’s World and is the author of the PI Kelly Pruett Mystery Series.
At home in Washington, she enjoys spending time with her family and her writing companions/fur-kids. When not at home, you can find Mary on a beach on the Big Island where she and her husband recharge. But even under the palm trees and blazing sun she’s plotting her next murder—novel that is.
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This is a rafflecopter giveaway hosted by Partners in Crime Virtual Book Tours for Mary Keliikoa. There will be 2 winners of one (1) Amazon.com Gift Card each. The giveaway begins on September 1, 2020 and runs through October 2, 2020. Void where prohibited.