Grand Theft Lotto
A Brody & Hannigan Mystery #2
by Paula Graves
Contemporary Romance, Romantic Suspense, Romantic Suspense
October 26, 2013
Available in: e-Book
When a winning Lotto ticket worth millions disappears at a family get-together, Stella Hannigan’s mother turns to her daughter's cop partner, Lee Brody, to help her find the purloined prize. But when the top suspect ends up brutally skewered in a back alley, Brody and Hannigan realize they’re up against more than a simple thief. They’re chasing an elusive killer with some very murky motives.
With a growing suspect list that includes some of Hannigan’s more disreputable kinfolk, the detectives have almost as much trouble getting their hands on the killer—and the stolen Lotto ticket—as they do keeping their hands off each other.
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