The novels of the Maddie Richards Mystery Series have appeared many times on the Amazon Bestselling lists.
The Beholder, a Maddie Richards Mystery
Maddie Richards is an efficient and resourceful detective with a secret wish that she could handle her messy personal life as well as she handles her work life. As a homicide sergeant for the Phoenix, Arizona, Police Department she has one of the highest solve rates in America. Her success leads the chief of police to assign her a serial killer case. Some sicko the press calls The Beholder is killing beautiful women. Her chief describes the case as “as career maker or breaker, get me?”.
Quotes from The Beholder:
“If fast food restaurants sold men, he would be the ninety-nine-cent special.”
“Murders like this stuck to your heart like barnacles to the hull of a ship. You just knew they changed you, knew they had to, even without knowing how or how much.”
“So you’d rather have a can of beer with a bowl of pork rinds and your feet dangling out of the back of John Boy’s pickup?”
Maddie started eating Reese’s Pieces, “I’d rather snack on a man, but they don’t come in a bag you can pop in your purse for later.
The night chill climbed her cheeks to draw the moisture from her eyes.
Dink came toward me sucking on a straw stuck into a soda cup the size of a desert canteen. I recognized him from his white socks and toe-out stride developed through a lifetime of being pudgy plus.
“I’ve considered getting a three-line summary printed on a T-shirt: Cop. Divorced. Horney.”
This novel enjoys 267 reader reviews with 4.4 average stars on Amazon as of Feb. 9, 2016. (Re-published Jan. 2014)