Crystal Blue Murder, by Saralyn Richard
In Saralyn Richard’s Detective Parrott Mystery Series, things are often mysterious, complicated and dangerous, but Oliver Parrott is never daunted by the challenge. In fact, he has a tendency to choose tough and resilient like his wife, Tonya. Though she struggles with PTSD from her military time in Afghanistan, she is confronting her fears and working hard to recover. And though Crystal Blue Murder is not a love story, there are a lot of amorous connections to warm the reader’s heart and set their suspicions aflame.
When Claire Whitman’s barn explodes in the Brandywine Valley, Detective Parrott is on the case. With the celebrity host’s background and age, no one would suspect she hid a meth lab on her expansive property, but there are other connections in her life that might be guilty. Lovers with secrets, financial investors with a past, contractors with a grudge, grounds keepers with access, daughters who stand to inherit, and their elusive connections to the men who may be more than what they seem are all suspects until proven innocent.
Meth is a dirty business, and with so much on the line to protect the serene image of the Brandywine community, Detective Parrott delves in with urgency and care. His meticulous methods and research uncover some unique findings, but his boss isn’t happy. Arson, murder, and mischief are piling up. Can he solve the case before another victim is added to the body count?
With more intrigue than ever before, Crystal Blue Murder, the third book in the Detective Parrott Series, is chock full of surprises that will keep readers turning pages until they discover the guilty party and the reason for MURDER. Saralyn Richard delivers another delightful mystery that you won’t want to miss!