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No Accounting for Murder by Darin & Sarah Fortner is a BHW pick #cozymystery #wrpbks #bookboost

Title: No Accounting for Murder

Author: Darin & Sarah Fortner

Genre: Cozy Mystery

Publisher: The Wild Rose Press, Inc.

Book Blurb:

For Cathedral City private eyes Mason and Amirah Gates, work normally means handling insurance fraud and cheating spouses. Certainly not a murder investigation. But when Leila Nassar’s brother is killed and the police write it off as a simple robbery, she just can’t accept that. What about the threatening emails he received before he died? The police may not believe her, but she trusts Amirah, as a fellow Saudi-American, to discover the truth.

With her husband’s support and under his watchful eye, Amirah goes undercover as a temp at the Canfield Corporation, the billion-dollar firm where the victim was conducting a company audit. What she finds points to an inside culprit, a member of upper management… and leads to a near-fatal experience in broad daylight.

In the end, with their suspicions guiding them, the couple sets a trap to unmask a wily and dangerous murderer.


Mason shrugged. “As a crime scene, it doesn’t make a lot of sense. I’m beginning to suspect the killer of providing too many motives for his crime.”

“To sum up, then,” said Amirah, “we don’t know why Kadeem Nassar was killed, other than it probably wasn’t in order to rob him. On the other hand, we do know the killer has to be someone who was familiar with Kadeem’s schedule, to know he’d be in the parking garage around six-thirty last night. And thanks to Sa’id, that’s not all we know.”

She related the latest information her cousin had gathered from the victim’s laptop. “He was able to trace which server the three threatening emails originated from. Well, not the exact server, but at least the general location of it. It came from a server in Canfield Tower, the home of CanCorp, where Kadeem just happens to have been working as an auditor for the last two months.”

Mason raised his eyebrows and Vaughn whistled softly.

“You’re talking about the Canfield Corporation,” he asked, “that massive brokerage firm downtown?”

Amirah nodded.

“Wow. You guys are swinging in the big leagues now…”

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Author Biography:

Darin and Sarah Fortner have been happily married for ten years and live in west-central Indiana, where they are the proud parents of an adorably affectionate red tabby. They enjoy watching a variety of TV shows and movies, especially mysteries (although Sarah tends to solve the mystery too quickly!). They also enjoy puzzles and games of all sorts and spending time with loved ones. In addition they serve as volunteer ministers in their community.

Darin has held a variety of jobs over the years, primarily in customer service. From an early age he has delighted in exploring the world of books and has written stories to amuse himself. In recent years he has self-published two historical mystery novels detailing the investigations of a WWI veteran in South Carolina in the 1930s. Sarah has an Associate of Applied Science degree in Office Administration, and has held positions in fields ranging from retail grocery to mental health. She is a master at learning and using different kinds of computer programs. She also shares a love of card games with various family members and friends.

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1 commentaire

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01 nov. 2023

Thank you, Darin and Sarah, for sharing your book with us! It sounds like a great cozy mystery!

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