A Finder's Fee

A Finder's Fee

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The mayor of Duck, North Carolina, Dae O'Donnell, is a woman with a gift for finding lost things. Sometimes it leads her to lost keys or earrings--and sometimes it leads her to murder... DIRTY CAMPAIGNING Two weeks before the mayoral election, Dae gets sidetracked from her political aspirations by a spirit in need of rescuing. An antique amber necklace allows Dae to connect with Maggie Madison, a witch who wants Dae to rebury her bones so she can rest in peace. But digging leads Dae to an even bigger mystery, a forty-year-old murder with ties to Randal "Mad Dog" Wilson, her mayoral opponent. Dae wants to run a clean race, but town sentiment is mixed about whether she's using her abilities to get the election to go her way. And when she learns that her own grandfather--the former sheriff of Dare County--might be mixed up in the long-buried tragedy, Dae will have to uncover the real killer and put Maggie to rest, before her political career ends up six feet under...
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Product details

  • Paperback | 296 pages
  • 109 x 170 x 25mm | 159g
  • United States
  • English
  • 0425252310
  • 9780425252314
  • 548,583

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Praise for A Spirited Gift: "An engaging mystery...fans know this writing duet can always be banked on for a strong thriller."--Genre Go Round Reviews "Readers will find themselves drawn into the investigation of the death. Throw in a little ghostly activity, the promise of a pirates' treasure and the reader will be hooked."--Fresh Fiction Praise for A Touch of Gold: "Paranormal amateur sleuth fans will enjoy observing Dae use cognitive and ESP mental processes to uncover a murderer...Readers will enjoy."--Midwest Book Review "The Lavenes once again take readers into a setting with a remarkable past, filled with legends and history...The characters are vivid and fascinating."--Lesa's Book Critiques "Spunky and interesting characters...Another great read by the Lavenes!"--The Romance Readers Connection "Will have cozy mystery lovers on the edge of their seats until the very last page...Jim and Joyce Lavene are superb storytellers."--Fresh Fiction Praise for A Timely Vision: "Grabbed my attention on page one. A psychic mayor who finds lost things--and dead bodies? A secret room locked for decades? Puzzles are unraveled and secrets spilled in a fast-paced paranormal mystery full of quirky characters you'll want as friends."--Elizabeth Spann Craig, author of Quilt of Innocence "A delightful yarn. Few amateur sleuths are as charming as this psychic mayor sleuth in a small coastal town where murder stalks the dunes and ghosts roam the Outer Banks. Kept me turning pages until it was done."--Patricia Sprinkle, author of Friday's Daughter "This opening act of a new amateur sleuth is a wonderful mystery...The heroine is sassy and spunky...Joyce and Jim Lavene have...another hit series."--Midwest Book Review
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About Joyce Lavene

Joyce and Jim Lavene have written more than forty novels together, including the Missing Pieces mysteries, the Renaissance Faire mysteries, and the Peggy Lee Garden mysteries.
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361 ratings
3.95 out of 5 stars
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4 38% (138)
3 22% (81)
2 6% (21)
1 1% (4)
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