top of page
  • N. N. Light

Temporarily Employed by @VickiBatman is a Mystery and Suspense Festival pick #romcom #mystery

Title: Temporarily Employed

Author: Vicki Batman

Genre: Romantic Comedy Mystery

Book Blurb:

New Job. New Love. And Murder.

Hattie Cook's dream job is down the toilet and her new SUV violated. Desperate for cash to cover the basic necessities of rent and food, she takes a temporary job where she uncovers an embezzling scam tied to the death of a former employee--the very one she replaced.

When the police determine there's more to the death of a former Buy Rite employee, Detective Allan Charles Wellborn steps in to lead the investigation. Overly dedicated, always perfect, he puts his job first, even if doing so ultimately hurts the one he loves.

Can the killer be found before Hattie's time is up?


No frisking and no arrests were--so far, in my book--a good thing. As Sarah Anne’s older brother, I found it easy to eliminate him from the stalker, murderer, and rapist categories. The something in the truck line sounded similar to approaches used in past dating experiences. For instance:

“Want to come up and look at my etchings?”

Translated: A roll in the hay.

Or the ever popular “Would you like to meet Mr. Lizard?”

Translated: Mr. Wiggly Worm.

“How about coming to my place for a drink?”

Translated: To ply me with multiple drinks and the requisite roll in the hay.

I hadn’t fallen for those then and wasn’t going to be a sucker now.

He stuck his hands on his hip and said, “I know what you’re thinking. I’m not a stalker, murderer, or rapist."

Apparently, he could read minds.

"Just a minute." I closed the door partially to release the chain, then opened it.

“Why can’t you just tell me whatever it is?”

“No. I want to show you---”

“Not a Picasso?” I asked.


“Not an iguana?”

A perplexed expression crossed his face. “A what?”

“Not your pet worm?”

“What pet worm?”


“Look, I don’t know what you’re thinking. The only worms I know about are for fishing.”

Buy Links:

Why is your featured book a must-read?

Sometimes, as a reader, I want to indulge in a book that is my Calgon moment--one that will take me away--is full of laughter and romance with a dollop of mystery. Besides, haven’t we all had crappy jobs?

Giveaway –

Enter to win an e-book bundle of all 42 books featured in the Mystery and Suspense Bookish Event:

Open Internationally.

Runs August 11 – 17, 2020.

Winner will be drawn on August 24, 2020.

Author Biography:

Award-winning and bestselling author, Vicki Batman, has sold many romantic comedy works to the magazines, several publishers, and most recently, three romantic comedy mysteries.

An avid Jazzerciser. Handbag lover. Mahjong player. Yoga practitioner. Movie fan. Book devourer. Cat fancier. Best Mom ever. And adores Handsome Hubby. Funny, sweet, and quirky, Vicki’s latest stories are full of her hallmark humor and romance and will delight all readers.

Social Media Links:






Author Central:




Instagram: vickilbatman


Barbara Bettis
Aug 15, 2020

Sounds like an entertaining read, Vicki! continued best of luck.


N. N. Light
N. N. Light
Aug 15, 2020

Thank you, Vicki, for sharing your book in our Mystery and Suspense Book Festival. I love this book! It's such fun to read.

bottom of page