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Checkered Crime

(2014)
(The first book in the Laurel London Mystery series)
A novel by

 
 
NEW SERIES FROM USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR TONYA KAPPES

Laurel London is one tough cookie. Orphaned and with one heckuva checkered past, she’s grown street smart and no one is going to tell her different, even if it means getting tangled up with the wrong side of the law. After terrorizing Walnut Grove, Kentucky all her adolescent life, she’s back and she’s ready to go on the up and up. Make something of herself. Prove the citizens of Walnut Grove wrong and make them admit she’s somebody.

But when mobster Trigger Finger Tony Cardozza jumps in the back of Laurel London’s car mistaking it for a taxi, she’s up to her ears in no good.

Recently fired and checkbook in the red, when Trigger offers to pay Laurel large wads of cash to drive him where he needs to go and keep her mouth shut, she’s all in. That is, until FBI agent Jax Jackson jumps in the back of Laurel London’s car threatening to take her to jail for her past crimes if she doesn’t cooperate with the FBI by going undercover to help bring down the mob.

Laurel finds herself battling the past and good vs evil and she’s not sure which is more deadly.

“Tonya has one of the freshest new voices in the cozy mystery genre. Her books are witty, sassy, and humorous.” ~ Books and Co. Booksellers

“Usually I take a pass when it comes to novels like this with talking ghosts and other supernatural elements, but after reading just a few chapters of this one I was hooked. Not only are the characters fun, but the writing is also crisp and the plot features some unexpected twists and moves quickly.” ~ Times Publishing

“If you like twists and turns and a good mystery. With southern charm and well Ghosts tossed in then this is definitely for you!” ~ Crossroads Reviews

“The quirky characters, humor, ghosts, suspense, small town dynamics, romance and plenty of southern charm combine to give readers a story they are sure to find charming. This unusual series is a wonderful addition to the cozy mystery genre.” ~Romance Junkiew

Genre: Cozy Mystery

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Paperback Editions

March 2014 : Paperback
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Title: [(Checkered Crime : A Laurel London Mystery)] [By (author) Tonya Kappes] published on (March, 2014)
Author(s): Tonya Kappes
Publisher: Createspace
Availability: Amazon UK   


March 2014 : USA Paperback
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Title: Checkered Crime: A Laurel London Mystery (Volume 1)
Author(s): Tonya Kappes
ISBN: 1-4974-7458-2 / 978-1-4974-7458-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Kindle Editions

May 2014 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Checkered Crime : A Cozy Mystery (A Laurel London Mystery Series Book One)
Author(s): Tonya Kappes
Publisher: Tonya Kappes
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU