A young woman claiming to be Eve’s half-sister surfaces, putting the lie to Eve’s belief that her parents drowned when she was a child. Then the woman’s father is killed with a knife belonging to Lionel, the father of Eve’s husband Sammy. To clear Lionel’s name, apprentice detective Eve must leave rural Florida to dig up the past.
Madeleine’s new beau, David, has been framed for murder. Who’s the real culprit? What about his nasty neighbor Blake, whose rival hunting lodge features illegal exotic animals? Who kidnapped the nephew of Eve’s Miccosukee Indian friend Sammy? Can Eve and Madeleine rescue their consignment shop from Blake’s horrid wife Elvira? Gators are not the only predators stalking rural Florida.
During an airboat trip in the Florida swamps, Eve’s Uncle Winston is shot in the head. Eve soon discovers that Winston was “connected,” although this was no simple mob hit. The Sabal Bay consignment shop owner vows to find his killer, even after her car is wrecked, she is left to the mercy of the alligators, and her best friend is kidnapped. Book 2 in the Eve Appel Mystery series.
Spunky Eve Appel moves from Connecticut to rural Florida intent on starting a new life as the owner of a consignment store. But Eve’s life, and her business with it, is turned upside down when a wealthy customer is found stabbed to death in a fitting room. As accusations fly and business slows, Eve takes matters into her own hands. A Secondhand Murder is Book 1 of the Eve Appel Mysteries Series.