~ Diamonds & Deception ~ Karina Cardinal Mystery, Book 3
arriving October 7, 2019
Karina’s stuck between a rock and a hard place…and these rocks are hot property.
Sadira Manon, friend and colleague of Karina Cardinal’s sister Jillian, has been moonlighting at a jewelry store. When a loose diamond falls out of her purse, the police sing her the song of their people—”Miranda Rights.”
Karina, Jilly, and Silverthorne Security join forces to investigate who’s setting Sadira up to take a fall, and why. By the time Karina realizes they’ve dug too deep, Jillian’s in trouble, and Karina’s forced to make that dreaded phone call to Mike Finnegan, her estranged lover…hoping Mike doesn’t let it go to voice mail.
~FATAL LEGISLATION ~ Karina Cardinal Mystery, Book 2
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Lawmaking can be a murderous affair
When a senator drops dead at Karina Cardinal’s feet, her status quickly changes from “dogged DC lobbyist” to “person of interest.” Certain the FBI could change that status to “suspect” at any moment, she conducts her own back-channel investigation…which could change her status to “dead.”
“Fatal Legislation is a perfect Washington suspense novel. Ellen Butler has created an intricate plot with realistic characters embroiled in the world of policymaking, lobbyists, and Congress. There’s even a FBI love interest for good measure! D.C. denizens and those curious about our nation’s capital will enjoy this book.” – Colleen J. Shogan, Author of K Street Killing
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~ Isabella’s Painting ~
Karina Cardinal Series, Book 1
Bestselling author Ellen Butler’s Karina Cardinal mystery series kicks off with Isabella’s Painting.
Peeling back layers of lies can save a masterpiece…or reveal a killer.
When Karina Cardinal accidentally glimpses an infamous stolen painting, she faces a dangerous choice. Back off while she still can, or dig for the truth with the help of an old flame. Either way, the next move she makes could destroy innocent lives…including her own.
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