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'Framed' by Gail Meath

Book Blurb It’s a deadly game of who’s who, and who isn’t. Things get pretty sticky for PI Jax Diamond and his courageous canine partner, Ace, when their best friend, a cop, is framed for murder. And not just anyone’s murder. The victim is the fiancée of the most notorious gangster in the city, Orin Marino, Jax’s worst enemy. Laura Graystone, the budding Broadway Star and Jax’s new squeeze, proves to be an ingenious partner as they sift through clues trying to find the real murderer. But when Jax is pinched for another crime, Laura and Ace are forced to go undercover. Hang on to your seat as Jax, Laura and Ace take you on another crazy, whodunit ride during the Roaring Twenties. Where no one is who they seem, and those who do, aren’t. Anything goes during an era of fun and frolic, song and dance, speakeasies, gangsters, bootlegging, and bribes.




Extract



Jax led the way behind the first brick building, dodging windows and hurrying

past back doors as they went. They stopped when they reached the end. Jax told

Laura and Tim to stay behind the tall bush while he peeked around the corner. A

light was shining through the window on the side of the second building. If he

remembered, that was Captain Ryan’s den.

“Okay, so far, so good. I can’t see the captain from here, but I think he’s in his

den. Let me check it out...by myself. If he is, I’m going to jimmy the back door open

and pray his wife isn’t in the kitchen.”

“Jax, why don’t I just go to the front door and ask if I can speak with him?” Laura

asked. “I came along so we could avoid breaking into his home.”

“If you remember, I didn’t ask you to come along,” Jax argued.

“I don’t understand why you’re being so stubborn. The way I see it...”

Ace started growling.

“Quiet, Ace,” Jax scolded. “We don’t need your two cents.”

But Ace snarled as he crept forward with his ears perked, his fangs showing, and

his tail nearly straight up and stiff.

Jax peeked around the bush again and scowled. He saw the silhouette of

someone slinking up the back stairs to the captain’s apartment. “Ace, get back,” he

whispered. “I don’t believe this.”

Both Tim and Laura leaned forward to see.

“Cripes, who is that?” Tim asked.

“How should I know? Maybe just a friendly visitor?”

Laura grabbed his arm. “Jax, it’s not a visitor. He has some sort of head

covering on, and he’s dressed in dark clothes. You have to stop him.”

Jax sighed. “What are the odds someone would beat us to our own break-in?”



Author Bio

Award-winning author Gail Meath writes historical romance novels that will whisk you away to another time and place in history where you will meet fascinating characters, both fictional and real, who will capture your heart and soul. Meath loves writing about little or unknown people, places and events in history, rather than relying on the typical stories and settings. Follow her at: Facebook: https://facebook.com/Gail-Meath-Author-121289219261348



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Zoe O'Farrell
Zoe O'Farrell
May 29, 2022

Thank you so much for sharing this extract and taking part in the tour x

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