“Upper middle aged” sleuth, Ricky Steele, shows no signs of slowing down as she closes in 60. After stumbling and bumbling through her first case, she now has her license and is back, this time investigating the suspicious bicycle accident of village gadfly, Ron Harp, husband of her childhood friend, Karen. Soon, on the wrong side of local police, Ricky embroils herself in small town politics and uncovers long held secrets that unleash a killer’s rage. Before long, she is investigating multiple murders, while rekindling a red hot romance with drop dead gorgeous, Jay Harp, brother of the deceased.
This first person narrative laced with wit and humor, offers the second glimpse of this PI in action. Coming soon– Ricky’s third adventure, Lost in Spindle City!
A Note from the Author
Thank you so much for taking the time to read my Ricky Steele mystery, Gadfly! I had a great time writing it, exploring small town life from a purely fictional point of view, of course! I was happy to set this adventure in a New England village very much like one where I spent a number of years. Although I now live on a river, I return to the sea side often. Was fun to drop in a few local details, as I do in all my novels, even if actual persons and places are figments of my imagination!
Gadfly is the second mystery featuring Ricky. Her third adventure, Lost in Spindle City will be out soon. 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.