Murder Gone Missing

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Newly minted lawyer Corrie Locke has taken a vow of abstinence. From PI work, that is. Until her best friend Michael finds his bully of a boss stabbed in the back after confronting him earlier that day. Michael panics, accidentally tampering with the crime scene...which could lead the cops to Michael instead of the real culprit. He turns to Corrie to track down the killer. She doesn't need much coaxing. Her late great PI dad taught her the ropes...and left her his cache of illegal weaponry.

They return to the scene of the crime, but the body's missing. Racing against time, Corrie dredges a prestigious Los Angeles college in pursuit of clues. All she finds are false leads. Armed with attitude and romantic feelings toward Michael, Corrie dives into a school of suspects to find the slippery fugitive. Will she clear Michael's name before he's arrested for murder?

This is the story of a spunky female lawyer who does some private investigating. Her dad was a well-respected cop and a Private Investigator but was killed by a client seeking revenge. At least they said he was killed but a body was never found. This seems to haunt Corrie.

Cute story about Corrie and her two sidekicks who aren’t her boyfriends but sort of are her boyfriends.  One is sexy and one is sweet.  The sweet one, Michael, gets very mad at the President of the college for demoting him. When he writes a letter of indignation and goes to see the President you know what he finds don’t you? A body of course.

There is a lot of sneaking around in a school trying to find the President’s body and also his killer. I thought this was cute and funny but I will admit I had a little trouble keeping all of the author’s characters straight. I am not talking about her main characters but rather all of the maintenance staff that became involved. Maybe it was more that I became confused about who was the bad guy and then maybe that’s the whole idea in a mystery.

Cute story and a fun read.

Read an Excerpt
Night Moves

I cut the headlights and turned onto Lunada Bay Road. Fog crept around the hilly street, clasping hands with the darkness. I could barely see more than a few feet ahead. I eased my foot off the accelerator and parked two houses away from my target. I slipped into sneakers stored in the backseat of my car. Handy for walks on the Hermosa Beach Strand,
undercover work, and kicking in doors, which I had yet to do, but there was always hope. I still wore my black pants and matching silk blouse from my day at the office. It would be easy to disappear into the night. There were six houses on the quiet cul de sac and not a streetlamp in sight.

A cool breeze whipped my hair across my face as I tiptoed across the short cement driveway. I’d waltz in and out of the place in less than ten minutes. The sliding glass door in the family room never latched quite right and hadn’t since I graduated high school nearly a decade ago. The slider sat on a small balcony, just low enough for an amateur gymnast like myself to climb up and over. The master bedroom was at the opposite end of the Spanish style home, so the chances of being caught were nil. Plus, the occupant took her beauty sleep seriously. It would be a cake-walk, right?

 AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Lida Sideris is the author of the Southern California Mystery series, the latest of which, MURDER GONE MISSING, was published by Level Best Books. She writes soft-boiled
mysteries and was one of two national winners of the Helen McCloy Mystery Writers of America scholarship award. To learn more about Lida, please visit
Twitter: @lidasideris



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  1. I enjoyed getting to know your book and thanks for the chance to win :)

    1. Hi Lisa,

      Thank you very much for stopping by and for the comment. Good luck!

  2. Thank you very much for hosting me today! And for taking the time to review my latest. Much appreciated!

  3. Thanks to all for stopping by. Best of luck on the Giveaway and to Lida Sideris best of luck on your book.

  4. Do you have any ideas for your next book? Congrats on the release. Bernie Wallace BWallace1980(at)hotmail(d0t)com

  5. Hi Bernie, I sure do! I'm working on Book 3 now - thanks so much for the visit!

  6. Lots of big readers in my family and most with different genres. I appreciate the tour and getting to read about some awesome books.

  7. Sounds great. Thanks for sharing.