The Detective Joe Ezell Mystery Boxed Set, Books 1-3 Join Detective Joe Ezell in 1940s Los Angeles As He Solves Three Murder Mysteries With A Woman of Mysterious Identity, a VA Nurse and an Aspiring Actress
BOOK 1: Murder Me Twice - Joe Ezell, GI turned gumshoe, pays the bills by catching philandering husbands for rich dames wanting a divorce. When Faye Marten darkens his door, she doesn't quite fit the bill, but she is willing to pay. A few hours later, Hal Marten, the man Faye hired him to dog, arrives asking for help. The cops believe Hal murdered his now missing wife and Hal wants him to prove his innocence. But the deeper Joe digs, the more convinced he becomes that Faye and Hal aren't who they claim to be. The only question is: can he prove it and solve the murder before another victim is knocked off?
BOOK 2: Stairway to Murder - World War II G.I. turned gumshoe, Joe Ezell is hunting a murderer. A Los Angeles VA hospital nurse has been found dead, and RN Mary McBride, the love of Joe's life, is next. Has the Black Dahlia killer struck again or was it one of the VA hospital doctors trying to keep a malpractice case under wraps? There are too many suspects, too few leads, and LAPD Detective Lynch is thwarting Joe's every move. If Joe doesn't succeed, he'll never get the chance to slip a ring on Mary's finger.
BOOK 3: Murder on Ice - When aspiring actress Cookie Crumble is found dead in a refrigerator in a vacant apartment, the police immediately suspect the landlord's son whose father hires gumshoe PI Joe Ezell to find the true killer. With a long list of suspects from ardent fans, to jealous lovers, to the mobster who Cookie rebuffed, Joe goes undercover as an actor. Did Cookie's dreams of silver-screen fame lead to her murder? But the closer Joe gets to the truth, the more likely he is to get iced.
Publisher Note: The Detective Joe Ezell Mystery Series is a "clean and wholesome" read with no sex or vulgar language and will be enjoyed by readers of cozy mysteries and classic detective "whodunit" mysteries in the spirit of Sam Spade and Humphrey Bogart. While not a true noir or hard-boiled mystery, this series captures the charm of film noir without the drugs, sex or beatings.
"This is a wonderful series. The period facts are correct, the plots interesting and the characters believable." ~Lori Biever Launder
". . . charming glimpse of Hollywood in the 1940’s. A relaxing read even with the murder and mayhem." ~Tree House Reader, eBook Discovery Reviewer
". . . a gumshoe you'd like to spend time with . . . a sweet love story and a good mystery with a satisfying ending." ~Pete Croisant, eBook Discovery Reviewer
". . . when at last the clues come together, no-one could have imagined the bizarre outcome. This is a superb whodunit . . ." ~Melanie S., eBook Discovery
The Detective Joe Ezell Mystery Series, in order
Murder Me Twice
Stairway to Murder
Murder on Ice
Murder on Stilettos
Eye for Murder
About the Author: Always a passionate lover of books, this New York Times bestselling author first answered a call to write in the 1980s and swiftly embarked on her own mythic journey. MURDER ON STILETTOS, the fourth book in her Joe Ezell Mystery series, written as P. J., is her forty-sixth release. With more than seven million copies in print of her historical, contemporary and futuristic books written under her own name as well as her pseudonyms, Cinnamon Burke, and P. J. Conn, she is as enthusiastic as ever about writing.
A native Californian, Phoebe attended the University of Arizona and California State University at Los Angeles where she earned a BA in Art History and an MA in Education. Her books have won Romantic Times Reviewer’s Choice Awards and a nomination for Storyteller of the Year. Her futuristic, STARFIRE RISING, won a RomCom award as best Futuristic Romance of the year. She is a member of Romance Writers of America, Novelists Inc. and Sisters in Crime.
She is the proud mother of two grown sons and two adorable grandchildren, who love to have her read to them.