Bingo Barge Murder
The Shay O'Hanlon Caper Series, Book 1
Shay O'Hanlon is the co-owner of the hip, quirky Rabbit Hole, a popular coffee shop in Uptown Minneapolis.
Police detective JT Bordeaux and her partner show up at the Hole in search of Shay’s best friend, Coop – a chain-smoking, vegetarian tree hugger – who’s wanted for questioning in connection with the bludgeoning death of his less-than-respectable boss, Stanley “Kinky” Anderson. Coop’s prints are all over the murder weapon – an over-sized, bronzed bingo marker – and the cops have themselves a prime suspect.
Suddenly, Shay’s quiet but highly caffeinated world spins out of control faster than a ride on a fairground Tilt-A-Whirl as she tries to save her friend. Complicating matters are a couple of bumbling mobsters, a missing truckload of stolen nuts, an abused mutt named Dawg, a kidnapping or two, and a very persistent Detective Bordeaux.
Will Shay and her quirky friends succeed in their quest to clear Coop and nail the murderer? Or will their nutty caper wind up deadly?
“Madcap dangers…amusing debut, with [an] attractive lesbian sleuth…” ~Kirkus Reviews
“A winner. Let me assure you that you won’t be taking a gamble on reading this delightful romp.” ~Mystery Lovers Review
“Jessie Chandler is literary kin to both Cotterill and West…unabashed fun but also much bolder than traditional cozies.” ~Library Journal