Deadly Production – A Mapleton Mystery
When life seems too good to be true—watch out.
Mapleton Police Chief Gordon Hepler thinks his troubles with the small-town politics are behind him. The town council has even awarded him a reserved parking place. But an early-morning summons from the new mayor has Gordon on alert. Instead of yet another budget dispute, the mayor announces an independent film company is making a movie in Mapleton.
For the mayor, it means good press for Mapleton—and more importantly—more money for the town coffers. For the citizens, it means rubbing elbows with celebrities. For Gordon, the news means headaches, extra shifts, and scheduling issues. But he’s a pro. He’ll ensure the company has his full cooperation while continuing to protect his town.
When a member of the film crew is found dead, everything goes sideways. The mayor pushes Gordon to adopt a business as usual mentality, and let the film company handle the investigation. But a murder on Mapleton soil makes it Gordon’s jurisdiction, and nothing the mayor says can make him halt his investigation. When other members of the cast and crew haven’t reported in, Gordon wonders if he’s looking for more suspects or more victims.
Will Gordon listen to the mayor, or risk his job to find the truth?
About Terry Odell (Colorado Springs, Colorado Author)
From childhood, Terry Odell wanted to "fix" stories so the characters would behave properly. Once she began writing, she found this wasn't always possible, as evidenced when the mystery she intended to write turned into a romance, despite the fact that she'd never read one. Odell prefers to think of her books as "Mysteries With Relationships." She writes the Blackthorne, Inc. series, the Pine Hills Police series, The Triple-D Ranch series, and the Mapleton Mystery series, as well as a scattering of short stories.
Her short story collection, “Seeing Red” won the Silver Falchion award. You can find her high (that's altitude, of course—she lives at 9100 feet!) in the Colorado Rockies—or at her website.
You can also find her on Facebook, Twitter, and BookBub, and she’d love to see you at her blog, Terry’s Place. For sneak peeks and exclusive content, sign up for her more-or-less quarterly newsletter. You can also be notified of new releases via her Amazon page.