Award-winning Author Gayle Carline Announces New Peri Minneopa Mystery,
Acclaimed Southern California author Gayle Carline announces the release of her fifth Peri Minneopa mystery, Murder Bytes (ISBN 978−1−943654−14−7). Murder Bytes follows the first four books in the critically acclaimed Peri Minneopa series: Freezer Burn (ISBN 978–0985506001), Hit or Missus (ISBN-13: 978–1461093596), The Hot Mess (ISBN 978–0985506025), and A More Deadly Union (ISBN 978−1−943654−06−2), along with the short story, Clean Sweep (ASIN B004U37614), and the Willie Adams romantic mystery, Murder on the Hoof (ISBN 978–0985506087). Carline is also the author of several humorous memoirs, including What Would Erma Do? (ISBN 978–1453818039), and Raising the Perfect Family and Other Tall Tales (ISBN 978−1−943654−00−0).
In Murder Bytes, 50-year-old private investigator, Peri Minneopa has had enough. She’s closing her business, marrying her detective boyfriend, and settling down to a life of ease–until her brother shows up, accused of a murder he swears he didn’t commit. Now she’s back in the thick of things, investigating the death of an engineer who may have been stealing techno-secrets from other companies. Her relationship with her brother is an icy one, at best, and she struggles with her ambivalence, as well as her desire to leave investigative work behind. Digging around in people’s lives is reasonably easy, but when the bullets start flying, will Peri be able to keep her promise?
“The regular gang is all back for Murder Bytes,” said Carline. “At the end of A More Deadly Union, Peri had decided to close her P.I. business and retire. In this story, she’s trying to do just that, but her older brother needs her investigative skills to find out who is trying to frame him for murder. The police would rather close the book and let the courts handle it, so Peri must convince the detectives and Chief Fletcher to keep digging. She, of course, gets a little help from her friends.”