Murder disrupts a newlywed detective’s shot at connubial bliss.
At their long-awaited nuptials, private eye Savannah Reid (A Decadent Way to Die, 2011, etc.) agreed to take her longtime admirer, police detective Dirk Coulter, for better or worse. Grumpiness? Fine. Snoring? OK. But starting the first day of their honeymoon on the island paradise of Santa Tesla by watching a woman die of gunshot wounds? Unacceptable! Even worse, Savannah and Dirk hear TV reporter Amelia Northrop’s death described by Eyewitness News as “an accidental drowning.” When they confront Charlotte La Cross about the cover-up, Santa Tesla’s police chief is more than a little evasive. So Savannah and Dirk have no choice than to haul their crew—Tammy Hart, John Gibson and Ryan Stone, along with Savannah’s brother Waycross and of course Granny Reid—over to Santa Tesla to help them investigate. Stalker Burt Ferris looks like a good suspect. So does Ian Xenos, whose multimillion-dollar designer knockoff business Amelia recently busted. But when Amelia’s husband, William, a developer with plans to build a casino on one of Santa Tesla’s pristine beaches, confides that he too was the target of a mystery shooter, attention turns to the Island Protection League, an environmentalist group dedicated to stopping the project cold.
Only Savannah would have a honeymoon featuring a cast of thousands, proving once more that enough is enough, but too much is fantastic.