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STRAIGHT UP

A Murder On The Rocks Mystery

 

Jude Dillane, owner of The Corner Lounge in Manhattan’s East Village, knows she will never be safe until The New Year’s Eve Serial Killer, Art Bevins, is behind bars. Still on the loose, he continues to taunt her. Blaming Jude for all his troubles, Bevins is determined to make her pay. With the FBI investigation at a stand-still Jude knows it’s up to her to bring him to justice. With all this swirling around her, Thomas “Sully” Sullivan, her friend and landlord, becomes enamored of his new tenant, Dolores Castel. Jude instantly distrusts Sully’s new love and believes Dolores is weaving a dangerous web. As she continues her pursuit of Bevins, Jude looks into Dolores’s past, uncovering a series of shocking coincidences. Can Jude stop Bevins from his deadly pursuit and protect her friend from ruin? 

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Praise for Straight Up

 

Cathi Stoler’s third entry in her Jude Dillane Series, Straight Up, provides taut suspense, breezy dialogue, a compelling mystery, and another round on the house with her appealing heroine. Check your coffee maker, because this one may keep you up all night!”

--Richard Helms, Shamus Award-winning author of Brittle Karma

 

"Straight Up--the third round in Cathi Stoler’s binge-worthy On the Rocks series--is a frothy mix of mystery and thriller that will leave readers chilled, shaken and thirsty for Stoler’s next pub date!"

-- New York Times bestselling author Wendy Corsi Staub

 

“I'm a little mad at Cathi Stoler for keeping me up so late at night with Straight Up. The novel is a terrific read with lovely characters, tightening suspense, and subplots that lurk beneath the surface like sharks. You're going to be tired the next day, and it's going to be worth it.”

--E.A. Aymar, author of The Unrepentant and They're Gone