Weaving Murderous Tales

WHERE JUSTICE PREVAILS

Deceived

A Kelly Pruett Mystery - Book 3

In the third thrilling book in the Kelly Pruett mystery series--Her world was falling into place. Then women started dropping off the map.

PI Kelly Pruett finally feels like she’s coming into her own. With her personal life well on track, a gig uncovering what drove a client’s granddaughter underground could be good for business. But after her undercover operation at the homeless shelter reveals rampant drug dealing, she’s suddenly kicked off the case… just as another girl goes missing.

A dense but well-crafted novel for crime-fiction fans." - Kirkus Review

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Mary Keliikoa

I’m the author of the Shamus Finalist and Lefty, Agatha & Anthony nominated PI Kelly Pruett mystery series which features a tenacious single mom who has inherited her father’s detective agency. My new series, set in the fictional coastal town of Misty Pines and featuring Portland Homicide Detective turned small town sheriff, Jax Turner, will be out September 2022. I’ve also had short stories appear in Woman’s World, and in the anthology Peace, Love and Crime: Crime Fiction Inspired by Songs of the ’60s.

For years, I worked as a legal secretary, giving me a front row seat on the legal maneuverings that took place every day. I loved the unfolding of a case from the first documents being run to the courthouse to preparing for trial. That love is one of many reasons I gravitated to writing mystery and suspense.

And yes, I’m that person that actually gets excited when called for jury duty.

The legal system is an incredible lens by which to see what makes people tick. This is what I infused into my novels, along with characters striving to overcome significant odds to find meaning and purpose in this crazy world. I mean, aren’t we all?

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