Savannah Martin Mystery #2, sequel to A Cutthroat Business
When Savannah’s fellow Realtor and friend Lila Vaughn is robbed during an open house, Savannah rushes to the rescue with tea and sympathy, or at least a really good lunch and a shoulder to cry on. However, Lila seems more peeved than distraught, and her main gripe is that the sexy robber who tied her to a kitchen chair—for her own good—didn’t follow her suggestion to tie her to the bed instead.
Lila’s description of the man fits Savannah’s old school-mate Rafael Collier to a T. Rafe has recently turned up in Savannah’s life again, and he isn’t above doing a little breaking and entering. Metro Nashville Homicide Detective Tamara Grimaldi is of the same opinion, and when Lila turns up dead, tied to her bed and strangled, Rafe becomes a suspect. Now Savannah must get busy finding the real murderer before Detective Grimaldi can arrest the wrong man.
*** Contains an excerpt of Contract Pending, Savannah Martin Mystery #3
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING:
"With a dose of southern charm and a bad boy you won't want to forget, A CUTTHROAT BUSINESS has enough wit and sexual chemistry to rival Janet Evanovich." -----Tasha Alexander, bestselling author of DANGEROUS TO KNOW
"VERDICT: The hilarious dialog and the tension between Savannah and Rafe will delight fans of chick-lit mysteries and romantic suspense." -----Jo Ann Vicarel, Library Journal
"... mixes up a frothy girl drink of houses, hunks and whodunit narrated in a breezy first person ... If you love an umbrella in your drink ... grab A Cutthroat Business for a quick beach read." -----Lyda Phillips, Nashville Scene
"A delicious and dazzling romantic thriller ... equal parts wit and suspense, distilled with a Southern flavor as authentic as a mint julep." -----Kelli Stanley, Bruce Alexander award winner, NOX DORMIENDA
"... equal parts charming and sexy, with a side of suspense. Hero and heroine, Savannah Martin and Rafe Collier, are a pairing of perfection." -----Paige Crutcher, examiner.com
"...hooks you in the first page and doesn't let go until the last! ... There's something for every reader: tricky plot twists, rich description, and some villainous characters you'll love to hate." -----Lynda Coker, Between the Pages
"A lighthearted Southern romp with plenty of steam beneath the surface ... prose is crisp, and protagonist Savannah Martin is a flawed but likeable heroine." -----Jaden Terrell, author of RACING THE DEVIL
Jenna Bennett/Jennie Bentley writes the New York Times bestselling Do It Yourself home renovation mysteries for Berkley Prime Crime and the Cutthroat Business mysteries for her own gratification. She also writes a variety of romance for Entangled Publishing, from contemporary to futuristic and from paranormal to suspense.
ALSO IN THIS SERIES:
A Cutthroat Business - Savannah Martin mystery #1 (May 2011) Hot Property - Savannah Martin Mystery #2 (June 2011) Contract Pending - Savannah Martin Mystery #3 (July 2011) Close to Home - Savannah Martin Mystery #4 (October 2011) A Done Deal - Savannah Martin Mystery #5 (December 2011)
ALSO FROM THIS AUTHOR:
Tall, Dark and Divine, Bagging a Greek God #1 - (July 2012)
Fortune's Hero, Soldiers of Fortune #1 - (November 2012)
Fatal Fixer-Upper - DIY #1 (November 2008) - written as Jennie Bentley Spackled and Spooked - DIY #2 (August 2009) - written as Jennie Bentley Plaster and Poison - DIY #3 (March 2010) - written as Jennie Bentley Mortar and Murder - DIY #4 (January 2011) - written as Jennie Bentley Flipped Out - DIY #5 (October 2011) - written as Jennie Bentley Wall to Wall Dead - DIY #6 (September 2012) - written as Jennie Bentley