The novels in the Sandy Reid Mystery Romance series are fast-paced mysteries with a span of troubled romance; written in a compelling soft-boiled style you'll find enjoyable if you're tired of the usual formula mysteries. Neither Chick Lit nor Cozy, "Soft-boiled" means it's gritty, on the edge, at times risqué, and you can count on some murders being in there--but you don't have to read about the gruesome details. It will get suspenseful along the way, but eventually the female protagonist will get all the puzzle pieces put together, will restore order and we'll all be safe once again. Sandy Reid, doesn't carry a gun, but nevertheless isn't intimated by bad guys. Bullets don't bounce off her, but threats, assaults and insults invariably produce a toxic response. Why should men have all the fun?