The Hot Mess

Media Release: It’s a hot time in P-Town!


No one in the small town of Pla­cen­tia, Cal­i­for­nia is sur­prised when Benny Needles’s house catches fire. The out­side hasn’t seen a paint brush in years. The inside is stuffed with Dean Mar­tin mem­o­ra­bilia. It would be a sim­ple case of home­owner neg­li­gence, except for the body found inside.

Under sus­pi­cion of both mur­der and arson, Benny turns to the one per­son who has always helped him, pri­vate inves­ti­ga­tor Peri Min­neopa. Fire inves­ti­ga­tion isn’t on her menu of ser­vices, but Peri’s weak spot for Benny over­rules her reluc­tance, and she agrees to look into things. Her inves­ti­ga­tion takes a dan­ger­ous turn as she uncov­ers fam­ily secrets, going back sev­eral decades.

There are skele­tons in everyone’s closet, and even Benny’s bones are rattling.

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ISBN-10: 0985506016
ISBN-13: 978−0−9855060−1−8

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ISBN-10: 0985506024
ISBN-13: 978−0−9855060−2−5