Tuesday, June 11, 2024




P.H. Turner




GENRE:  Mystery






A detective has a smooth-talking heartbreaker for a client, but there’s a problem.


Quinn has scorch marks from her last relationship and plenty of chemistry with Ben, but he could have killed his twin brother. He demands to work the case with her, claiming it’s his life on the line.


A partner is the last thing Quinn wants. What she wants is to prove him innocent. But she’s finding plenty of evidence he isn’t.








Suddenly, thunder cracked so loudly that she felt the wall tremble beneath her hand. As the rumbling faded, she heard the soft scuff of a shoe and felt that awful sensation of being watched.


Even the building seemed to be holding its breath.


There, a scrape. Then, a rustle. Somewhere in the dark, someone was moving. Fear skittered down her spine. Inside the heavy drapes, she couldn’t discern whether it came from behind her or below her in the trap room.


Suddenly, the air was heavy with a malevolent presence.


Now, a rush of air from behind her. Then a hard shove, and Quinn tumbled down the stairs, whacking her head on the first curve, picking up speed as she rolled pell-mell, spiraling toward the bottom. Her left shoulder crashed into the unforgiving steel when she rounded the second turn. Sharp pain took her breath away, but she grabbed a rail, righted herself on the bottom step, and waited until her eyes grew accustomed to the dim light in the trap room.


Creak, shuffle.


Someone was hurrying across the wood-floored stage above her head. She stood and scanned the ceiling, tracking the footsteps moving above her.


With a few more steps, the person would be over the trap door in the center of the stage.


A shuffled step above her, then another. Quinn held her breath, waiting in place under the trap door.


Now! She yanked on the steel drawbar, dropping the trap door with a bang.


A screaming figure landed in a heap on a stack of old blankets at Quinn’s feet.




AUTHOR Bio and Links:


P.H. Turner (Pat) writes contemporary mysteries spiked with long-held grudges, secrets, and murder. With roots in a Texas farm homesteaded in the 1850s, she calls Austin home. When she's not writing, she's cooking for family, or taking care of a pair of hairy mutts, or in her garden coaxing roses to bloom in the Texas heat.


Pat is a member of Mystery Writers of America, Sisters in Crime, and Romance Writers of America.


Amazon Author Page: https://www.amazon.com/stores/P.H.-Turner/author/B00NZ8RW0K

Website: https://www.phturner.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/P.H.TurnerAuthor

Twitter: https://twitter.com/pht97

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/pathturner/


Amazon Buy Link: https://www.amazon.com/Murder-at-College-P-H-Turner-ebook/dp/B0CW1MQLWG


a Rafflecopter giveaway

No comments:

Post a Comment

The Stranger by J.L. Perry

  Title: The Stranger Author: J.L. Perry Genre: Contemporary Romance Tropes: Billionaire, Grumpy/Sunshine,  Age Gap Fake  Relationship, ...