It All Comes out in the Wash
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This is the First Book in the Silver Lake Cozy Mystery Series by Sophia Watson. Silver Lake Illinois is part of the East Cape Girardeau farming community and extreme sports - eco-tourist area. The town is situated across the Mississippi river from Mingo National Wildlife Refuge and the foothills of the Missouri Ozarks. It features bungee jumping, hot air balloon rides, spelunking & more. More
This is the 1st book in the series. The 2nd book is "Snow Angels or No Angels" by Sophia Watson. The third book is "(That) Summer in Silver Lake". See silverlakemysteries.weebly.com for links, synopsis & updates.
Set in the East Cape Girardeau area of Illinois across the Mississippi river from Missouri and the Mingo National Wildlife Refuge, Silver Lake is an extreme eco-tourist resort and farming area (mostly corn). Our main character, Asia Reynolds, is an internationally known documentary film maker & photographer who grew up with Elise Snuggles (African-American cable newscaster-lady that types the little yellow info banner on the bottom of the TV screen) and Sergeant Sheila Rodriguez, tough, beautiful, Mexican-American motorcycle cop in the Silver Lake Police Department.
Asia disappears in this first book, local Patrolman "Chico" (Ignacio Gonzalo) Almonte, super buff boyfriend of Sgt. Rodriguez, sets out to track her on Nino his midnight black stallion with Asia's rescued 120lb. Husky-German Shepard, Zucchini, guiding the way. Asia's politics cause more than one problem with the conservative farming community, especially her documentary on the sharing of irrigation water rights during droughts. When Elise can -- between bouts of jealous rivalry with fellow news person at the KANU cable station, Alphonsine LaDuque, a "prettier-than-thou" irritant around the news station -- she researches leads about Asia's disappearance.
Meanwhile, a local financier is found dead on his new property, complicating everything. If that isn't enough, an Illinois Congressman is shot dead during a small cavalcade into town. What connects all of this? Perhaps it is the bungee jump, local hot air balloon rides, gliders, carnival ride area, white water rafting, private plane hangars or international jet setters that make the small town its money and tend to bring trouble with them? Find out by reading this First Book in the Silver Lake Cozy Mystery Series by Sophia Watson.
The second book in the Silver Lake series is "Snow Angels or No Angels" also by Sophia Watson (see silverlakemysteries.weebly.com for links), which features wild Europe, the Outer Hebrides, underground London and true facts about international computer hacking set in a fictional context.
Book three is in the works for this summer of 2016 entitled -- "(That) Summer in Silver Lake" which features a deep scandal inside the Silver Lake Police Department and trouble in Asia Reynold's household -- see above website for updates.
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