A cop's wife has been murdered, in this third outing for the wisecracking Los Angeles police detectives Mike Lomax and Terry Biggs, and as they investigate, a second cop's wife is killed. Both women were part of an ingenious real estate scheme run by bestselling murder mystery author Nora Bannister: she buys a house in L.A. dirt cheap, and while her partners turn it into a showplace, Nora sets her next murder mystery there. Is someone stalking the house flippers, or is the murderer after cops' wives? And is Terry's wife Marilyn next?
"Blending the gritty realism of a Joseph Wambaugh police procedural with the sardonic humor of Janet Evanovich, [Marshall] Karp delivers a treat that's not only laugh-out-loud funny but also remarkably suspenseful."—Publishers Weekly