First Line Friday: Killer Words

Today for First Line Friday, we’re looking at Killer Words by V.M. Burns. First Line Friday is hosted by Reading is my Super Power.

“Bow chicka wow wow!” Nana Jo fanned herself with the newspaper she was reading. “ This is some steamy stuff.”

About the Book

Bookstore owner and mystery writer Samantha Washington comes to the aid of the cop who once arrested her own grandmother . . .

Sam and Nana Jo are back in sleepy North Harbor, Michigan, where Sam is eagerly awaiting the publication of her first book. In search of more immediate excitement, Nana Jo hits the casino with her fellow Shady Acres Retirement Village gal pals—but they get more than they bargained for when they witness Detective Bradley Pitt decking mayoral candidate John Cloverton.

As Sam well knows, mystery novels are full of brilliant detectives, genius sleuths, and hero cops. Detective Bradley Pitt—aka “Stinky Pitt”—is another story. In the past, the dull-witted detective has mistakenly accused members of Sam’s family for crimes they didn’t commit. Now, it’s his turn: when Cloverton turns up dead, he’s arrested. With his predilection for polyester, Pitt has been wanted by the fashion police for years, but Nana Jo knows her former elementary school math student would never commit murder—it doesn’t add up. Somebody’s framed the flatfoot to take a fall, and Sam and Nana Jo must step in to restore the reputation and good name of Detective Pitt.

(Source: Goodreads)

About the Author

Valerie Burns  was born and raised in South Bend, Indiana.

She graduated from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science and Urban Studies. Valerie later went on to get a Master of Science in Administration from the University of Notre Dame and a Master of Fine Arts in Writing Popular Fiction from Seton Hill University.

Valerie works as an Operations Manager for a major appliance manufacturer and is a mentor in the Master of Fine Arts (MFA) program for writing popular fiction at Seton Hill University in Greensburg, PA, where she earned her Master of Fine Arts (MFA) degree. 

Valerie currently lives in North Georgia with her two poodles (Kensington and Chloe).

(Source: Author Website)

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6 thoughts on “First Line Friday: Killer Words

  1. Happy Friday!
    I’m currently in the middle of To Treasure an Heiress by Roseanna White. It’s SO good!
    “Mam came to a halt beside her, close enough that Senara could feel her there, feel the warmth of her. ‘Why,’ she said softly, ‘do I have the feeling that this upset isn’t only about Beth?'”
    Hope you have a great weekend. Happy reading!

    Liked by 1 person

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