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Death in the Desert

(The first book in the In the Desert series)
A Novella by

The promise was an enchanted weekend. The outcome was murder.

FBI profiler, Alexandra Briggs, craves peace. Her last investigation put her in the cross hairs of a serial killer. Now on a forced sabbatical to deal with her trauma, all she wants is to escape and unplug. 

When Alex’s cousin, Shelby, wins two tickets to Enchanted Weekend, an ultra-exclusive dating event at the Juniper Resort and Spa in the middle of the remote, Arizona desert, Alex knows being Shelby’s plus-one comes with obligations. Shelby is brilliant, but when it comes to love, she needs protection from herself.

Worse, the weekend’s shallow dating pool seems to be embodied by Henry Collins, the resort’s emcee.  Henry represents everything Alex despises - intoxicating chocolate brown eyes that penetrate straight to the soul, and a dimpled smile that promises true love, but only leads to heartache.

A dead body floating in the pool derails everyone’s plans and thrusts Alex back into another investigation. She barely survived the last one. Mysteries unfold as Alex learns Henry isn’t who he seems, Shelby is keeping dangerous secrets, and a murderer feels threatened by her investigation. 

Will Alex survive long enough to solve the mystery? Will Henry succeed in breaking down the walls that keep Alex safe, but alone?

As a violent monsoon rushes across the desert, Alex faces the grim truth - she is trapped with a murderer, and the danger is far from over.

Genre: Cozy Mystery

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