DEAR KILLER: Marley Clark Mysteries, Book 1 by Linda Lovely

Fast paced and entertaining.

Dear Killer (Marley Clark Mysteries)

About the book: Marley Clark, a retired military intelligence officer, works security for a Sea Island community simply to keep busy. A single night patrol transforms the feisty widow’s yawner of a job into a deadly battle of wits when she finds an islander drowned and bobbing naked amid a potpourri of veggies in a Jacuzzi.
Asked to serve as the lead investigator’s liaison, the 52-year-old heroine is startled to discover she’s become Deputy Braden Mann’s target as well—for romance. Yet their steamy attraction doesn’t deter the pair from sorting through a viper’s nest of suspects as the body count grows and the pun-loving killer plans a grizzly epitaph for Marley.
DEAR KILLER is the first in a series of Marley Clark adventures that combine heart-pounding suspense with generous sides of romance and humour.

About the author: A journalism major in college, Linda Lovely has always made her living as a writer, primarily in public relations and advertising fields. Now, she’s focusing on her first love–fiction.
Lovely writes the Marley Clark Mystery Series, which offers a main course of thrills coupled with a generous side of humor and romance. Marley, the 52-year-old, kick-ass heroine, is a retired military intelligence officer. In DEAR KILLER, the debut book in the series, she’s working part-time as a security guard on an island in the SC Lowcountry. In NO WAKE ZONE, book two in the sereis, Marley travels to Spirit Lake/Lake Okoboji, Iowa, where the author spent many wonderful summer days with her aunt, uncle and cousins. In WITH NEIGHBORS LIKE THESE, the soon-to-be-published third book, Marley returns to the Lowcountry.


Set on a beautiful island off the South Carolina coast, DEAR KILLER is the first book in the Marley Clark detective series by author Linda Lovely.

Marley Clark, the heroine is 52, a mature and capable woman who is retired ex-military, and a security guard on Dear Island.

When, one night on a routine patrol, she finds a local man naked, and dead in a hot tub surrounded by vegetables, no one can understand what the motive could be. However, from that moment on, a chain of events are set in place which make this audiobook a compelling and exciting mystery.

When she is assigned as lead investigator’s liaison Marley finds herself embroiled in a steamy romance with a younger man, Braden, who is attached to the Sheriff’s office, but will their mutual attraction survive?

This story is fast paced and entertaining.

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