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Palmetto Poison

(2014)
(The third book in the Carolina Slade Mystery series)
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Are peanuts capable of murder? Carolina Slade will bust this shell game.

Big money, big politics, crime, greed, and big farming - Slade, an agriculture department investigator in the steamy state of South Carolina, once again finds herself planted in a dangerous mystery.

Her assignment? Find out if there's a sinister connection between the drug-dealing arrest of wealthy peanut farmer Lamar Wheeler and the gruesome death of Lamar's teenage son in a car wreck. Especially since the dead teen is Governor Dick Wheeler's nephew.

Of course, the governor's people practically sky-write STAY AWAY FROM THE FIRST FAMILY over the Palmetto state's capitol dome in Columbia, which doesn't make Slade's job easier. Couldn't she simply back off from what appears to be a tragic and ugly - but private - family matter?

Not with hot-tempered DEA agent Pamela Largo on the case. Ex-wife to Senior Special Agent Wayne Largo, Slade's romantic interest, Pamela's hell-bent on using Lamar Wheeler's situation to re-open a cold case involving an Atlanta drug lord and Wayne's long lost sister, Kay.

Soon Slade's shoveling shooflies uphill against Pamela's obsessions, the drug lord's vendettas, the governor's secrets, and the bizarre realization that those secrets involve peanuts.

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Hardback Editions

February 2014 : USA Hardback
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Title: Palmetto Poison
Author(s): C Hope Clark
ISBN: 1-61194-795-2 / 978-1-61194-795-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bell Bridge Books
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Paperback Editions

February 2014 : USA Paperback
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Title: Palmetto Poison: A Carolina Slade Mystery
Author(s): C Clark
ISBN: 1-61194-405-8 / 978-1-61194-405-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bell Bridge Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Audio Editions

August 2015 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Palmetto Poison
Author(s): C Hope Clark
Publisher: Bell Bridge Books
Availability: Amazon   


August 2015 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Palmetto Poison
Author(s): C Hope Clark
Publisher: Bell Bridge Books
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

February 2014 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Palmetto Poison (A Carolina Slade Mystery)
Author(s): C Hope Clark
Publisher: Bell Bridge Books
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   



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