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Book: On Paid Leave (A Shawn Angel Mystery Book 1) by Beth Mikell

Book: On Paid Leave (A Shawn Angel Mystery Book 1) by Beth Mikell

star rating  5 stars based on the 3 most helpful Amazon reviews
categories: Book, Women Sleuths, Murder Mystery, Thriller, Suspense, Female Detective, Crime, Light Romance, First Person POV, Cozy Mystery

Beth Mikell

about this book: Meet Detective Shawn Angel. Am I snarky? You bet. Will I offer an apology for my sass? Never. Do I carry my gun everywhere? Uh, yes, and you can call her Joan. I believe in hashtags for expressing myself, too. I'm supposedly on vacation, but now, I'm out to catch a killer. #wishmeluck #iamscrewed

The book idea is from a nightmare. I don't usually remember my dreams, so this was a first. I didn't enjoy waking up in a cold sweat after a serial killer taunted me with his kills. I just knew I had to write him into a story. It took me about three months to write On Paid Leave. My novel is for anyone who likes a mystery with light romance.


"You froze my boxers?"

I shrugged. "That's what you get for ratting me out," I said, thumbing toward Leo, who had the wherewithal to nip my digit, and then smooth a kiss over my skin. My toes curled, damn him. "Next time, keep your trap shut!" I moved a little away from my man-crush before I forgot decorum and jumped him in the kitchen.

"Cruel, woman," Hernandez said, shaking his head. "Seriously, couldn't you come with something else?"

He took the bowl of frozen superheroes from the freezer and set it on the counter. Iced Batman and frozen Captain America shorts clunked with a thud. I hope Cap didn't mind the refreeze.

I snorted. "If I'd had my way, your buttcheeks would have been taped together, and I'd have given you

a red belly. Freezing your underwear heroes was the lesser of two evils."

"You're all heart, chica." Hernandez threw a few ice cube into a glass and poured himself some orange juice. "Mind if I snag some of that bacon?"

"Yes," I said, overlapping with Leo's "No."

I gave him a dark look, but he winked and handed the bacon to my resident snitch. "Careful, Grayson, or your boxers will be next."

He had the nerve to wink again. "I don't mind going commando, Angel. Do what you gotta do."

"Get a room," Hernandez groaned and shoveled more bacon in his mouth.

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