Hi, it’s pretty little me again—Rey!—and it’s Day Three of the 99-cent Coco’s Nuts promo.
Coco’s Nuts, the third mystery in the Triple Threat Investigation Agency series, finds us three private eyes entrenched in our second major assignment: proving socialite-turned-trucker Buddy Feuer did not shoot her boss, infamous entrepreneur Jimmy Picolo. Bizarrely, her best friend, Eb Stretta, is found a few days later in a nearby alley. And not long after that, Razor, Picolo’s assistant, takes five fatal bullets. The police are adamant she’s guilty and the evidence does point to her.
Hoping to help, we contend with a slew of suspects. A ton of people hated Picolo enough to kill him, but locating the one who actually pulled the trigger proves challenging. Apparently, the killer hates Buddy, as well, because she’s been set up to take the fall.
Our detecting travels lead us into the dark and weird world of gambling and the “limb-breakers” that are part of it. Picolo’s daughter, Annia, owes thousands of dollars to debt collectors in Vegas and Oahu. Could this have been a reason to kill her father, so that she could profit from the will? Or did Picolo’s son, Jimmy Junior, want to take charge of his father’s multiple and highly successful businesses before the old man died of old age?
Nutty Coco Peterson has to play a pivotal part; a driver for Picolo, the odd little guy (pest, some call him) has been missing since the murder of his boss. As luck would have it, while searching Picolo’s million-dollar Haleiwa retreat, we discover “remnants” of Coco—his tattoo and jewelry. It appears Coco is another casualty but locating the rest of him is as difficult as proving Buddy innocent.
Previously made friends and acquaintances reappear: Detective Ald Ives, a little less amiable, Faith Suren, a diner waitress, Petey May, a Big Island detective, Gail Murdock, police Administrative Specialist, Coltrane Hodgson Coltrane (Colt), an agent and romantic hopeful (on my part), and the ever-arrogant Cash Layton Jones, an agent and JJ’s short-term/sometimes lover (I don’t know what to call that relationship, I tell ya, it’s a strange one).
There’s more action and goings-on than I can list, but it’s quite an exciting—dangerous—adventure. Maybe you’d like to check it out? You can find Coco’s Nuts at:
Back tomorrow (with that guest post-er I mentioned yesterday).
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