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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? 

"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

LAST CALL

A Murder On The Rocks Mystery

It's New Year's Day and Jude Dillane, owner of The Corner Lounge, is cleaning up after last night's celebration when she discovers the body of a man with a knife through his heart in the dumpster out back. She recognizes the victims immediately--it's Michael Bevins, younger brother of her customer and neighbor, Art Bevins. Devastated, Jude becomes even more horrified when she learns that Michael is the latest victim of the New Year's Eve Serial Killer whose horrible crimes stretch back more than twenty years. Determined to find this monster, Jude risks her life as she gathers evidence that leads her closer and closer 

to the killer and the staggering truth that he may be someone very close to home.

"Cathi Stoler’s Last Call opens with a bang, on New Year’s Eve, and in this clever, twisty mystery the fireworks don’t quit until the very last page. Fans of the award-winning author’s first novel in this series, Bar None, are in for another suspenseful read."

--Lori Robbins, award-winning author of Lesson Plan for Murder and Murder in First Position

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