Native New Yorker Cathi Stoler started out as a fashion copywriter and later moved into advertising, where she developed award-winning campaigns for clients such as The New York Times, Folgers’ Coffee, DuPont Lycra, and the Marriott Marquis hotel. Telling Lies, her first full-length work of fiction, was selected as a finalist in the Brighid’s Fire Books Fiction Contest. Two other novels in this series are in the works. A short story, Out of Luck, will soon appear in the upcoming Sisters in Crime Anthology, Murder New York Style: Fresh Slices. A member of Mystery Writers of America as well as the New York Chapter of Sisters in Crime, Cathi posts regularly on the womenofmystery.net blog. She lives with her husband, Paul, and their cat, Merlin, in Manhattan.
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The Hard Way
A free getaway to Vegas turns ugly when the winner is murdered. The contest was the brain child of PI Helen McCorkendale, who wanted to help her friend Jimmy Scanlan promote his new hotel/casino. Helen and her friend, Laurel Imperiole, vow to get to the bottom of a scheme involving diamond theft, false identities and mortal danger. The third Laurel and Helen New York Mystery.
While writing an article on hidden identities, Laurel Imperiole tries to help a woman whose fiancé has several aliases. Laurel and her PI friend Helen McCorkendale stir up a hornet’s nest of vengeful Mafiosi, greedy bankers, and dirty politicians. Everyone has something to hide. Will the secrets the women disclose keep them alive or seal their fates? The 2nd Laurel and Helen New York Mystery.
A chance encounter at Florence’s Uffizi Gallery plunges Laurel Imperiole and Helen McCorkendale into an investigation of stolen Nazi art. Could Laurel really have bumped into Jeff Sargasso, an art dealer and friend who perished in the World Trade Center on 9/11? Searching for answers back in NYC, Laurel and Helen thread their way through a sinister--and possibly deadly--skein of lies.
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