Poppy Harmon and the Hung Jury (A Desert Flowers Mystery #2) (Mass Market)
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This is book number 2 in the A Desert Flowers Mystery series.
The Golden Girls meets Remington Steel in Lee Hollis's second mystery set at a Palm Springs retirement community! For retiree-turned-PI Poppy Harmon, spending her golden years running the Desert Flowers Detective Agency is far from the glamorous life she once knew. But becoming ensnared in two twisted Palm Springs crimes might be her worst look yet...
If Poppy didn't believe she was in too deep as the only female juror in a high-profile assault case involving an infamously hot-tempered crooner, she's sure of it upon meeting blast-from-her-past Rod Harper. A former TV co-star from her short-lived acting days, Rod is as dashing as ever, and now he wants to partner again--this time to locate his missing daughter...
Returning a pampered songstress with a penchant for running away back home unscathed shouldn't be too challenging. But Rod's charms while on the job is another story--and so is finding a dead body! When Poppy discovers a fellow juror face down in a swimming pool, she's unwittingly thrust into a murder investigation with sinister parallels to the troubled chanteuse's disappearance.
As Poppy struggles to survive a steamy love triangle while deciphering the connection between two seemingly unrelated cases, the Desert Flowers Agency must outsmart a ruthless killer who will do anything to keep hideous secrets hidden away...including ensuring Poppy becomes the next forgotten ex-actress to bite the dust...
About the Author
Lee Hollis, the pen name for Rick Copp, is the author of the Desert Flowers Mysteries and the Maya and Sandra Mystery Series. He is also the co-author of the Hayley Powell Food & Cocktail Mysteries with his sister, Holly Simason. A veteran Hollywood screenwriter, he is the co-writer of The Brady Bunch Movie and has written for numerous television series, including The Golden Girls, Wings,Scooby-Doo, Teen Titans, and Barbershop. He also produces, writes, and stars in the hit web series Where the Bears Are. He lives in Palm Springs, California and can be found online at LeeHollisMysteries.com.