Title: Crooked House
Author: Marlene Bateman
Publisher: Covenant Communications
Release date: April 1, 2015
Quirky private investigator Erica Coleman is no stranger to murder and mystery which is why her best friend’s daughter Megan is confident in Erica’s unique ability to unravel a disturbing mystery developing in the ramshackle old house she shares with her college roommates, Liz and Beth.
In the quaint historic district of Dover, Delaware, lies Crooked House an apt name for the once magnificent home. Following an alarming rise in the number of accidents surrounding Liz, the girls enlist Erica’s help to stop the mysterious assailant. Soon the mishaps become blatant attempts on Liz s life, and Erica’s initial skepticism disappears when things go from disturbing to deadly. As she uncovers a tangled web of love, money, and greed, Erica must draw upon her investigative prowess to crack the case before she becomes an unwitting victim herself .
If there is anything I love more than a mystery, its one that deals with houses, furniture, antiques, and hidden secrets in a house. Crooked House more than completes that need. The suspense in Crooked House is second to non. Its not predictable, it leaves you wanting more, and the ending is surprising.
Crooked House is also available at physical bookstores, including Deseret Book and Seagull Book.