Synopses & Reviews
"Cigars all around"( LOUISE URE, SHAMUS AWARD-WINNING AUTHOR) for the new Maternal Instincts mystery series.
First-time mom Kate Connelly is bringing up baby- and bringing down a killer.
Kate Connelly may have found the perfect work-from-home Mommy job: private investigator. After all, the hours are flexible, she can bring the baby along on stake-outs, and if you're going to be up all night anyway, you might as well solve some crimes. But when a body is pulled from San Francisco Bay that may be her brother-in-law, Kate must crack the case faster than you can say "diaper rash" in order to keep her family together.
"In Orgain's charming debut thriller, office manager Kate Connolly becomes a supersleuth and a new mom in the same week. From the moment she and newborn Laurie lock eyes, Kate can't imagine returning to work after her six-week maternity leave, but in expensive San Francisco, she and her ad exec husband, Jim, need every bit of both incomes. Then a dead body is fished out of the bay and linked to Jim's estranged brother, George. Both the police and PI Albert Galigani, hired by the dead man's mother, believe that Jim and Kate know more than they're revealing. Kate is determined to find the elusive George and get some answers, but she soon gets in over her head. Galigani serves as a charming mentor as Kate navigates the twists of motherhood and an uncomplicated but engaging plot." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"[AN] ENTERTAINING NEW SLEUTH."
-GILLIAN ROBERTS, AUTHOR OF THE AMANDA PEPPER SERIES
"A charming, gutsy, wry character who will make you laugh so hard you'll forget the labor pains."
-LOUISE URE, SHAMUS AWARD-WINNING AUTHOR
The first novel in a new series introduces first-time mom and private investigator Kate Connolly. After she receives a call telling her a body pulled from San Francisco Bay may be that of her brother-in-law, Kate finds herself in the middle of a murder investigation. Original.