Stilettos & Scoundrels

Stilettos & Scoundrels

Laina Turner

Mystery / Romance

When thirty-something redhead Presley Thurman is fired from her job for telling her boss where to shove it, she feels unexpectedly happy. She decides to take a trip home to visit her parents and regroup, but when a senator visiting her small town is murdered, her visit turns out to be anything but relaxing.When thirty-something redhead Presley Thurman is fired from her job for telling her boss where to shove it, she feels unexpectedly happy. She decides to take a trip home to visit her parents and regroup, but when a senator visiting her small town is murdered, her visit turns out to be anything but relaxing. Nosy by nature, Presley can’t help but get involved, especially when she learns that Cooper Sands, a handsome high school friend, has been working for the senator.Presley needs to find out who killed the Senator, but will the answer hit too close to home?
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Diamonds & Disguises

Diamonds & Disguises

Laina Turner

Mystery / Romance

Presley's boutique Silk is finally exceeding expectations as is her relationship with Cooper. He just took on a partner to handle the traveling aspect of Sands Security leaving Cooper to run business operations from the home office in Chicago. Finally, Presley and Cooper will be in the same city which means the one barrier they've had preventing them from taking their relationship to the next level no longer exists. Presley is already buying wedding magazines thinking a proposal will come any day now but Cooper is preoccupied. And not with her. He says it's work related and as always is tight-lipped about what's really going on. Leaving Presley no choice but to find out herself. Things go horribly wrong when Cooper disappears, and so does the new partner. Can Presley find him in time?
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Cupcakes and Killers

Cupcakes and Killers

Laina Turner

Mystery / Romance

Just when the women of Read Wine are ready to say their new bookstore is a success, someone reappears to get revenge. Trixie, Sally, and Cora are enjoying the success of their bookstore/coffee shop/wine bar, Read Wine, and planning for Cora's upcoming wedding when they start receiving hang up calls. At first, they chalk it up to a wrong number, but soon the caller reveals himself. It's Stephen and he's making good on his threat. He wants his money back. The fact that the police confiscated it doesn't matter to him. He wants it back and he's given them a deadline. A deadline they need to meet before anyone else ends up dead. Finding out Cora's fiancé isn't who he says he is a shock, but his alter ego might come in handy to get Stephen to leave them alone. But with this much money at stake, will he? Or are they in danger? Do you love cozy mysteries with quirky, strong female leads that just can't keep their noses out of...
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Friends and Foes

Friends and Foes

Laina Turner

Mystery / Romance

Trixie is finally living her dream of opening a bookstore called Read Wine, but someone doesn't want her to succeed. Can she figure out who is standing in her way before her dreams go up in smoke? In this Read Wine series prequel, Trixie is ecstatic that she is about to reach her lifelong dream of owning a bookstore, which will also have coffee, baked goods and a wine bar. It's everything she loves, all under one roof. To make it even better, she's doing it with her best friends, Sally and Cora. Just when they think they are close to opening Read Wine, strange things start to occur. Someone trashes their store mere days before they are to open. Then Sally gets stranded when someone puts sugar in her gas tank. And the competition in town is not happy another coffee option is opening. Who has it in for them? Is someone trying to sabotage Read Wine? Do you love cozy mysteries with quirky, strong female leads that just can't...
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Wine and Revenge

Wine and Revenge

Laina Turner

Mystery / Romance

Trixie is on a simple wine tasting when she finds a dead body. Can she find the killer and get her friend off the suspect list? When Trixie goes to Bramble Patch Winery to talk to her friend Deanna about carrying her wine in the Read Wine Bookstore, she gets way more than she bargained for when she finds more than wine. She finds Deanna's husband, David. And he's dead! It looks like murder. The Sheriff warns Trixie not to stick her nose in police business, but she wants to help Deanna find who murdered her husband. A neighboring winery tried to buy them out, but Deanna and David said no. Did that lead to David's murder? Trixie's determined to find the killer, but when the trail leads to Deanna can she be objective? Do you love cozy mysteries with quirky, strong female leads that just can't keep their noses out of police business? Is a bookstore that carries coffee and wine your idea of heaven?...
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Weddings & Weapons

Weddings & Weapons

Laina Turner

Mystery / Romance

In this cozy mystery, Presley heads to Wisconsin for a much-needed vacation. Taking a walk on the beach to enjoy the beautiful sunset she sees a piece of driftwood. Only upon further investigation, it's not driftwood. It's a dead body. Trying to put it out of her mind she goes to an engagement party thrown by the neighbors she'd met on the beach but another dead body that night tells her that this sleepy town isn't as appears. What is going on and can she find out before anyone else turns up dead?
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Laina Turner - Presley Thurman 07 - Cupids & Crooks

Laina Turner - Presley Thurman 07 - Cupids & Crooks

Laina Turner

Mystery / Romance

Presley was thrilled when Cooper surprised her with a trip to an all-inclusive resort in Cabo San Lucas. No work and all play was what was on her mind until well renowned Mexican soap opera star, Lucia Vegas, turned up dead in the hotel pool.Accident it was not, and Presley couldn’t help but wonder what had happened. Then she met reporter, Belinda, who told her the theory that Lucia was just one of a string of murders targeting young actresses. Vacation or not, Presley had to find the murderer!
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Laina Turner - Presley Thurman 05 - Gems & Gunshots

Laina Turner - Presley Thurman 05 - Gems & Gunshots

Laina Turner

Mystery / Romance

Presley Thurman heads to San Diego to hang out with Cooper and enjoy the great West Coast weather. She didn't expect that while hanging out at the local coffee shop, she would be a witness to a robbery and murder at Gemstone's Unlimited.Much to Cooper's dismay, Presley feels compelled to investigate. She discovers that not only was the store owner a womanizer but also was filing false insurance claims for diamonds that weren't really stolen. Was that why he was being blackmailed? Was that why someone robbed his store? Presley is determined to find out.
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