After discovering a child prostitute on her doorstep, P.I. Ricky Steele begins a wild search for her client’s 12-year-old friend. Her quest plunges her deep into Spindle City’s thriving underworld of drugs and prostitution. From there, the investigation takes her to the city’s wealthiest neighborhoods and its exclusive country club, worlds she happily left behind in her teens.
On home turf with this outing, Ricky enlists the aid of friends like her hunky next door neighbor, Vinnie, and Bunny, her childhood friend and local realtor, who gets her access to the exclusive Aquinesset Club. Running buddy, Phil Rubin, a physician, gets medical attention for her young client, and golfer, Mark Fallon, the north end’s hottest woodworker, pokes around where Ricky cannot go. Even her on again, off again, lover, Jay Harp lends a hand, introducing her to Wilda, a six foot four, martial arts trained, security specialist, who provides critical muscle for the fifty-something P.I.
Murders, beatings, and near misses plague the intrepid sleuth as she closes in on a killer. Join Ricky for this rollicking ride filled danger, romance and surprise.
A Note from the Author
Thank you so much for taking the time to read my third Ricky Steele mystery, Lost in Spindle City! Thirty years ago, when I began this series, this was book #1, but Ricky has grown in so many ways and the prequels to this seemed the more logical to publish first. Time and my readers will tell if this order makes sense. For the first time, Ricky is home in this book, sleuthing in and around the fictional, but recognizable to locals, Spindle City. I had a great time including some of the vibrant color and history of this amazing city, even if actual persons and places are figments of my imagination.
Many authors have a favorite character, and, I must confess, Ricky is mine. Her strength, spunk, resilience, and tenacity at this stage in life, make me smile, laugh, and applaud her sometimes bumbling, but always-heartfelt investigative style. I’ve always envisioned the Ricky Steele series as films and can think of some wonderful, mature actresses to play Ricky and her cohorts. The physical comedy would come alive on screen in the way it does when I picture scenes in my mind, but perhaps am not quite able to capture on paper.
If you like Lost in Spindle City and would be willing to write an Amazon review, I would very much appreciate it! In fact, I will be happy to send my first 25 reviewers a free e-copy of another of my titles! If you submit a review, just email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will see that you receive your free copy of whichever title you choose!