From the Author:
Death, Lies and Yard Ornaments is currently a stand-alone mystery with a special story behind it. I wrote this entire novel in daily posts to my Super Reader group. It was written a few paragraphs at a time, live and as is. Writing a live story is a supreme challenge, especially a mystery, because you can’t go back and rewrite or rework if you write yourself into a corner!
It was a challenging experience which I hope to do again someday soon.
I was amazed at how much fun it was to write Dee’s and Nick’s story. And being hopelessly hooked on reading and writing series, I walked away from the experience thinking it might be fun to continue their saga with more mystery adventures, which is why I say it’s currently a stand-alone book. Knowing me, it probably won’t have to stand alone for long!
Neighborhoods can be strange and deadly playgrounds.
My name is Dee. I work hard and try to stay out of trouble. But that didn’t stop me from sinking neck-deep into deadly intrigue and larceny. I opened my door one morning and found a dead guy where my newspaper should have been. My first instinct was to call the police. But I quickly squelched that dumb idea. Instead, I slapped on a pair of latex gloves and proceeded to search the body for clues. Unfortunately, I wouldn’t know a clue if it bit me on the latex glove. Well, except for the fist-sized hole in the corpse. That one was hard to miss. Now all I need to do is find out how the guy died, why he ended up on my Welcome mat, who’s throwing rocks through my windows and phoning in threats, and why Ralph the concrete Gnome decided it was a good idea to hook up with the chipped and faded yard Angel down the street.
I mean, that’s just disturbing.