Dead On The Money
Publisher : Vinspire Publishing
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Dead On The Money picks up where, Initials For Murder left off, ensnaring Tom and Olivia in yet another dangerous and thrilling adventure. Set in the 1940's, Dectective, Tom Trask, is basking in the glow of his recent engagement to H. Olivia Tully but his elation quickly disappears when a ruthless convict shows up and begins to stalk them. Olivia has learned enough about police investigation to teerer-totter between being a public nuisance and a threat to herself. She unwittingly sets a series of events into motion which puts Tom in grave danger. Now it is up to Tom to untangle the mystery surrounding this shadowy stalker.


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Dead on the Money, picks up where Initials For Murder, left off, ensnaring Tom and Olivia in yet another dangerous and thrilling adventure. Tom Trask is basking in the glow of his recent engagement to H. Olivia Tully, but without warning, his elation turns to shattering danger when a ruthless convict shows up and begins to stalk them. Olivia has learned just enough about police investigation to teeter-totter between being a public nuisance and a threat to herself and unwittingly sets a series of events into motion, which puts Tom's, Uncle Charlie, in grave danger. Now it is up to Tom to untangle the mystery surrounding this shadowy stalker, and he is forced to set out on an unplanned trip up to Half-Moon Bay. *Bonus! The novella, Initials For Murder, which is no longer available in electronic format, will be included with Dead on the Money, as a prequel.

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Praise and Reviews
By Soooz Burke on August 6, 2011
Format: Kindle Edition
Book Review: "Dead On The Money" by Venita Louise.

Author, Venita Louise takes the reader on a journey back in time in her crime suspense novel..."Dead On The Money".

A time of innocence, a time before television, Bill Haley and his Comets and Elvis Presley. A time when the big bands of Artie Shaw and Glenn Miller were the musical heroes of a war torn generation.

The setting and research are so beautifully penned that the innocence or lack of it of the females that differentiated between Dames and Ladies are drawn with a masterful touch. The hairstyles of the men and women that people this novel, their clothing, and their dialogue are so perfect that there is no jarring sense of any other decade impeding.

It takes a clever hand to allow a reader impeded by the current technology to suspend disbelief so completely,

Author Venita Louise has not merely created a world of memories for folks that may remember those days, she has cleverly reconstructed a time and place that makes even the most tech savvy of us hunger for a time long gone. A time when the word Damn was uttered in a movie and caused shock waves throughout the viewing public.

Meet Hortense Olivia Tully a librarian and a beautiful woman, whose knack for getting into serious trouble keeps her male admirer Detective Tom Trask on his toes and confused by more than his growing need to have her in his life permanently.

Hortense or Olivia as she prefers to be known innocently hears the last words of a dying man, those words and their meaning begin a series of events including mistaken identity, kidnapping... attempted murder, and finally murder of a woman...I will not say who, that will spoil this well written book for you, and it's simply too enjoyable to do that.

The Dance clubs, torch singers, and fabulous period dialogue will enchant even the most hardened among readers.

If you want to take a trip down a lane you may have never walked before, take this one. It sparkles with humor, and impresses with its unfailingly excellent research and settings.
Love a good fast-paced read? Of course you do. "Dead On The Money" qualifies ... and then some.

 

 

Initials For Murder is a thrilling and romantic novella set in post war Los Angeles. Vintage fashion, big band music and humor rivet together the mystery, intrigue and emotion of the era.

 

A talented story teller. Anyone can write. But only a chosen few can tell a story.

Cher Mason - Editor/Author

 

A delightful romp into the past. Initials For Murder immerses the reader into another time and place, 1946 in Southern California. We learn the slang, the music and the customs as we live the tension with Tom and Olivia. The author personalizes them into real, intriguing people you root for from the start. A pepper of humor, the sweetness of an old-fashioned love story and tense moments as detective and criminals bump heads make this an entertaining and memorable book. The author is new to me, but I will be looking for more of her work.

Alegria

Reviewer for Coffee Time Romance.

 

Initials for Murder is a picture perfect snapshot of a 'Dick Tracy' kind of story, complete with glamour, a puzzling mystery and a pretty lady who's stumbled onto something dangerous. It is a tried and true formula for a great story. Venita Louise is dead on the money with her descriptive scenes, mannerisms, and even her fashion sense, giving readers a peek into the past. Initials for Murder is a well-crafted story with a twist on the ending.

Michelle

Reviewer for Fallen Angel Review http://www.fallenangelreviews.com


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Venita lives in Southern California with her husband. She currently has three books available at Amazon and in most book stores, Mixed Nuts, a light-hearted comedy set in the 1960' More...
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