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
By Cathi Stoler
Published: April 8, 2014 by
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.
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