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Woman Strangled—News at Ten

Laurie Moore, Author
Laurie Moore, Author . Five Star $25.95 (317p) ISBN 978-1-59414-762-3
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The marvelous first in a new romantic suspense series from Moore (Jury Rigged ) sparkles with Janet Evanovich–style humor. Aspen Wicklow, a University of North Texas journalism grad down to her last $75, lucks out and lands a plum job on WBFD-TV’s Public Defender in Fort Worth, Tex. Tig Welder, a hotshot gunning for an anchor spot, reminds “Investigative Reporter Barbie” never to try scooping him, while station manager J. Gordon Pfeiffer warns her never to become part of the story. Following either tip isn’t easy after Aspen meets ruggedly handsome Spike Granger, a Johnson County sheriff who’s on a rampage about prison overcrowding. Even more alarming is researching a missing person report on Candy Drummond, who pledged at the same sorority as Aspen. Candy later turns up a strangled corpse. The action hurtles to a cliff-hanging close that includes more than one tantalizing twist sure to leave readers eager for the sequel. (June)

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