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Vacations Can Be Murder: A Girl and Her Dog Cozy Mystery (Charlie Parker Mystery Book 2) by [Connie Shelton]
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Book 2 of 17: Charlie Parker Mysteries

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About the Author

Connie Shelton is the USA Today bestselling author of more than two dozen mysteries in two series. The first is the Charlie Parker series featuring Charlotte "Charlie" Parker as an accountant who reluctantly tends to get involved in cases that come into the private investigation firm she owns with her brother, Ron. Connie's second series features Samantha Sweet, a Taos baker with a magical touch, who also breaks into houses for a living. In addition to her full-time writing career, Connie has taught writing, is the creator of the Novel In A Weekend writing course, and was a contributor to Chicken Soup for the Writer's Soul. She and her husband reside in northern New Mexico with their two dogs. Visit her website at and get her free mystery newsletter. --This text refers to the paperback edition.

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The second appearance (following Deadly Gamble) of Charlie Parker, an Albuquerque CPA who keeps the books for her brother's private investigating firm, works more successfully as a Hawaiian tour than as a mystery. On vacation, Charlie is taking a helicopter tour of Kauai, when she and the pilot, Drake Langston, spy a dead body on the rocky coast. The dead man is identified as Gilbert Page, a married California businessman who had just had a fight with his young girlfriend. The hunky Drake asks for Charlie's help after his friend, Mack, owner of the helicopter tour business, is arrested for the murder. The dead man was a loan shark, and Mack was one of his indebted minnows. Charlie travels to the mainland to check out Page's background and pokes around Kauai to find out how and when someone dumped his body on the rocks before she nabs the killer. Charlie's first-person narration is pleasant but not much more, and this lightweight caper never quite gels into an engrossing mystery.
Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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  • File Size : 881 KB
  • Publication Date : September 11, 2009
  • Publisher : Secret Staircase Books (September 11, 2009)
  • Print Length : 218 pages
  • Word Wise : Enabled
  • Language: : English
  • Text-to-Speech : Not enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting : Enabled
  • X-Ray : Not Enabled
  • Screen Reader : Supported
  • Lending : Enabled
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.3 out of 5 stars 77 ratings