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Newly divorced and vulnerable, baker/sleuth Carol Sabala resists her friend's pressure to use a personal ad to enter the dating scene. Two weeks later a woman's body is found strangled on a riverbank in Santa Cruz. Did the killer use the ads to lure his victim? Hired to investigate by the deceased's cousin, Carol sees the amateur photographer who discovered the body as a likely suspect. He's handsome, charming, and definitely on the prowl. Is it for a date with Carol or for his next prey? As Carol digs deeper into the case, she uncovers one dangerous-but-appealing man after another. Longing for companionship and adventure in her own life, Carol learns the hard way that combining the two can be a risky business.
About the Author
Vinnie Hansen fled the South Dakota prairie for the California coast the day after high school graduation. A reading addict since childhood, Vinnie is now the author of the Carol Sabala mysteries. The seventh installment in the series, Black Beans & Venom, was a finalist for the Claymore Award. She's also written many published short stories including Novel Solution in the anthology, Fish or Cut Bait, and Bad Connection, the 2015 winner of the Golden Donut Award. Still sane after 27 years of teaching high school English, Vinnie has retired and lives in Santa Cruz, California, with her husband and the requisite cat.