Laura and Gerry are at it again. Death finds them close to home when a tenant is found in the dumpster behind their apartment building. Laura is thrust into the “who killed Denny?” mystery while she does battle with a tenant and dodges a school janitor. The life of a college student is never boring but she wishes it would be!
Dead Men Don’t Swing is a biting, funny, deliciously bawdy and fast-paced murder mystery in which “death by sexual misadventure and a wayward poisonous snake” (among other things) make for pure entertainment gold.”
"Readers are in for a fast paced, mystery thriller that is also fun. I love this author's sense of humor. Gerry and Laura are back, this time they are managing an apartment complex. Things go wrong when they find a dead man in a dumpster with some strange wounds. Searching into the mystery, they are going to uncover some people in the building have some strange pastimes. That author has written several books with Gerry and Laura as the main characters and each one is a fun, suspense mystery that is hard to put down. Karen Vaughn has a great writing style that is like sitting down and talking with an old friend. This story, like the rest, are must have reads" P.S. Winn
Will their ruse entice her to return? Will she admit killing Denny even by accident? What will she cook up next? Watch out Laura she might be gunning for you? Stella still stings from being shunned by the police, laughed at and not taken seriously. Why won’t she just move or disappear? When things seem to settle down and they falsely think that Missy might be under control the last thing that happens is someone shoots a dark into Laura and a stronger message is sent. Nervous, trying to help the police deal with the case, into her hopes of becoming a part of a CSI team she receives a call from the school’s coordinator and gets a job but why doesn’t she show up? Where is Laura? Who kidnapped her and what will her fate be? Well only the author can reveal the answers or you the reader when you find out after reading this humor filled, fun filled, suspense packed novel with some unusual twist, surprises and characters that will make you wonder just what kind of a world are we living in when social clubs are not defined by mah jong or canasta but by well you know what I mean. Who caused the balcony support to break? What secrets lie beneath inside the garbage dump? Sometimes the answers are not going to be crystal clear but I guarantee that you won’t want to walk on a balcony anytime soon before checking the support because as Denny learned in more ways than one: DEAD MEN DON’T SWING! Characters that you want more of and who knows what corpse will attach itself to Laura next time.
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