The Piper O'Donnell Social Lite Mystery Series
Murder by the Minutes
Never judge a book by its cover unless Piper O’Donnell is prominently on display. Woodlawn, Ohio’s newest library board of trustee member is busily securing her social status by organizing the library’s premiere event of the season––the Booklovers’ Ball. Unfortunately, Piper’s dreamy vision of pink panache vanishes into thin air when she stumbles over a dead body in the library director’s office.
Forget the evites and the party favors. The list of possible suspects could fill a bestseller, and they include Piper’s own sister who was spotted at the scene of the crime. There’s also a charismatic minister thought to be short on offerings for his ambitious mega church. And rumors are circulating that the library director himself and his ditzy assistant may also be cooking the books.
With help from her handsome fiancé Rusty O’Brien, Piper puts her sleuthing skills to work to investigate the complicated crime. The minutes are ticking down for Woodlawn’s top party planner. Will Piper be able to uncover the mysterious killer who is intent on ruining her lavish affair––and can she do it before the next board meeting?
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Piper O’Donnell’s big dream of becoming a celebrity has finally come true. Too bad she had to find a dead body to make it happen. Piper––Woodlawn Country Club’s notorious society clubber––becomes entangled in a political mess when she finds the body of State Representative Gus Barnes in the ladies’ locker room, apparently beaten to death with a golf club.
Overnight, Piper becomes a media sensation, with reporters hounding her for newsworthy tidbits. But when an anonymous blogger implicates Piper in the murder, she enlists the help of her sexy private eye boyfriend Rusty, and her ever-reliable sister Penelope to help set the record straight and find the killer. Unfortunately, that may be hard to do. There’s an overabundance of suspects to choose from at the Woodlawn Country Club—and all of them know how to wield a golf club.
"With witty dialogue, intriguing characters, and a clever plot Jennifer Vido hits a hole in one!" Jane Cleland, author of The Josie Prescott Antiques Mysteries
"When it comes to writing page-turners that put you on the edge of your seat, Vido is in a class of her own with engaging characters, fabulous plotting and spot-on dialogue. Jennifer Vido: what a genius." Review by MaryAnn Koopmann