This is a prequel to the author’s Detective Steven Quaid Mysteries. This story tells of Steven's first case as a rookie detective. It takes place 10 years before the events in MURDER, MADNESS & LOVE, the first book in the series.
The author is offering a tour-wide giveaway featuring both print and eBook copies from her series. More information on the giveaway is listed below.
◊ by Yolanda Renée
◊ Genre: Mystery, Thriller, Suspense
◊ Publisher: TRACE Enterprises
◊ Series: Detective Quaid Mystery
◊ Print & eBooks
◊ Contains explicit sex & violence
Stowy Jenkins, aka, Stone, and as Alaskans refer to him, the Snowman, is a true artist. His muse, Gigi, is the ultimate inspiration for his painting. Her rejection inspires him to use a very unusual medium…blood.
While art may be his passion, the taste for blood is his obsession, and multiple murders, the result.
Rookie, Detective Steven Quaid, is no fan of the Snowman’s murderous exhibitions. A twisted and deadly relationship bond the two men and neither knows who will come out of it alive.
Body on the Beach
The car radio squawked, “24 a 10-54 on the mudflats just north of Elderberry Park.” Quaid and Cooper, parked in front of Starbucks, finished their pastries, took a final drink of their coffee, and prepared for a day of patrolling downtown Anchorage.
“24 and 39 responding. ETA 3 minutes.” With lights flashing, they sped toward Cook Inlet. Steven picked up the mic. Who called it in, Angie?”
“Anonymous. Looks like you'll have to search. We don't have a definite location.”
“Way to greet the day, we may have a fatality. What do you think, heart attack or murder?” Steven Quaid asked as traffic suddenly slowed.
“Twenty bucks says it's a hoax,” Coop said.
“You'd place a bet on whether or not the sun'll rise.”
“Just want to spice up the day.”
“If there's a dead body, won't that be spice enough?”
“You say dead body, I say hoax. Instead of a twenty, loser buys drinks tonight at the Saloon.”
Steven chuckled. “You're on.”
Steven maneuvered the car through the downtown traffic.
“Shouldn't we be in a hurry?” Coop asked.
“I’m trying, but these suckers won’t be pushed. We'll get there.”
Coop grinned. “You're too much of a gentleman. Screw the traffic. If I were driving, I’d make them get out of the way.”
“And that's exactly why you're the passenger.”
The other books in the Detective Quaid Series include:
A killer plays cat and mouse with a young widow against the snowy backdrop of an Alaskan winter. Branded a black widow after the suspicious death of her millionaire husband, Sarah Palmer flees Seattle for Anchorage. However, the peace and quiet she hoped to enjoy in her hometown is soon shattered. A killer is murdering Sarah look-alikes on the 14th of each month, taunting Sarah with a valentine of evidence. After her experiences in Seattle, Sarah is slow to go to the police. When she finally does, she finds Detective Steven Quaid—Anchorage P D’s hotshot investigator—has not only heard the rumors, he believes them. Worse, her aloofness and composure only confirm his suspicions. Is Sarah a victim or a very skilled manipulator?
MEMORIES OF MURDER (Book 2)
World damnation is a psychotic man’s goal, but two obstacles stand in his way, greed and a dedicated detective.
Catching Alaska’s most notorious serial killer as a rookie made Detective Steven Quaid a hero, but falling in love with the victim of his last case tarnishes that status. While attempting to repair both his personal and professional life, he stumbles upon an unusual case–and an even more extraordinary foe: a man who believes he is Lucifer. An insidious man who delivers Quaid the ultimate choice: save his fiancée from an assassin’s bullet or stop the sacrifice of a young girl.
MURDER & OBSESSION (Book 3)
Flames burn between a hardboiled cop and a gifted artist, but soon extinguish as another man’s obsession ignites into an inferno of desire, driving him to destroy the object of his madness.
Detective Steven Quaid is ready for new challenges as Anchorage's top detective, but not until he marries the woman of his dreams on New Year's Eve. Determined to give Sarah the wilderness honeymoon she desires, he turns his grandfather's cabin into the perfect honeymoon retreat. After the final details are complete, Steven treks into the mountains to hunt. On his return to the cottage, instead of Sarah, he is greeted by several police officers and a bloody crime scene. Accusations fly, and Stephen flees into the wilderness, his heart racing and thoughts etching into his soul. The wilderness is unforgiving, but Steven faces it head on: Caught between a massive grizzly and a black bear in a deadly tug of war, he is barely saved from death's door by the fortuitous appearance of his uncle. Despite surviving multiple injuries, Steven continues his investigation as he recovers, but answers don't come quick or easy. Having enlisted the aid of his number one suspect, Steven faces a struggle that has become more than personal. This one just may cost him his heart.
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Despite my adventurous spirit, I achieved my educational goals, married, and I have two handsome sons. Writing is now my focus, my newest adventure!
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