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“Gideon Lowry inhabits a world of endings. Killing Me Softly is a dark walk under the Florida sun.”
--Barry Gifford, Wild at Heart
Gideon Lowry -- full-time Conch, part-time piano player, and sometime P.I. -- delves once again into the treacherous undercurrents of his native Key West when an untimely murder rocks the town's most spirited literary festival, Hemingway Days.
Key West P.I. Gideon Lowry plays the piano to make ends meet. When a client meets a violent end, however, he plays a different tune -- and murder is only the first note.
John Leslie's mysteries featuring Key West P.I. Gideon Lowry have been hailed for their "lively pacing" (Chicago Tribune) and "riveting twists" (Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel). Now, as the sultry Florida sun sets in the fourth suspense-charged novel, romance and intrigue heat up -- and someone's going to get burned.
The sunsets are spectacular. The parties are notorious. The nights are deadly. A tough Chicago cop in a millionaires' ghetto -- tracking a serial killer.
Craig Chappell had a personal score to settle, but a three hundred-pound son of a mobster got in the way. From the snows of Montreal to the swamps of south Florida, Chappell and the killer are hunters -- and the hunted -- in a deadly swirl of organized crime gone mad. A strong, beautiful, soul-scarred woman is the only thing that stands between them.

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Damaged Goods


Ex-football player and ex-cop Harry Molina is paid to keep people safe, and in sunny Southern Florida, where Uzis are as common as retirees, a lot of people need his help. Harry's friend Bryce Marshall, a high-strung financier with a slew of bad debts, has been forced into a disappearing act that may never end. Bryce's beautiful wife needs protection too -- her Sicilian good looks have attracted some dangerous strangers. And Jane Unruh's eighteen-year-old life is at risk. Witness to a murder, she's crossed paths with a fierce and unforgiving killer. She's also stepping forward with some stunning news -- she is Harry's daughter.