Book: Death Runs in the Family (The Alvarez Family Murder Mystery Series) by Heather Haven
categories: Book, Mystery, Humorous, Female Detective, California, Chicklit, Latino, Murder Mystery
Heather Haven about this book: The idea for the third entry into the Alvarez Murder Mystery Series, Death Runs in the Family, came to me out of the blue and I just had to write it! I didn't know anything about foot races or Ipanema, but I was about to learn. This is the book where I feel I not only hit my stride (no pun intended), but so did the central character, P.I. Lee Alvarez. Lee's beloved pet, Tugger, is catnapped and taken to Las Vegas, in order to coerce her into locating her ex-husband. Following the trail, she finds herself dancing in a Las Vegas lounge lizard act, in a face-off with her ex - a bit of a lizard himself – and tracking down a world-wide syndicate that is bumping off race participants faster than they can lace up their running shoes. Returning to the Bay Area, Lee discovers both the love of her life and her brother have entered the Palace to Palace Foot Race, one of San Francisco's biggest, hoping to smoke the killers out in the open. In a race with death, Lee's job is to make sure the men she loves live to cross the finish line.
• Winner of the 2013 Global eBook Mystery Fiction
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