Dead Lift: An Emily Locke Mystery (Google eBook)

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Poisoned Pen Press Inc, May 27, 2011 - Fiction - 250 pages
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Single mom Emily Locke is building a new life with her daughter. Hoping to spend more time at home, she’s relocated to Houston and put her career on hold to work part-time for her private investigator friend, Richard Cole. It’s a nice balance between work and family until Emily finds out she’s been working for the attorney who defended her husband’s killer. The discovery nearly destroys her friendship with Richard, but Emily resists abandoning socialite client Claire Gaston, who awaits trial for the murder of a local plastic surgeon. The threat of losing her children to a self-serving ex-husband terrifies Claire more than the specter of a life behind bars. Claire has been leading a wildly unconventional life and passing around access to her home and assets like popcorn. Should she be condemned for bad choices? Emily, haunted by her own, doesn’t think so. Meanwhile, Emily’s wild-child friend Jeannie, in town for a visit, sees a chance for Emily to loosen up when a mysterious note leads her into a daring undercover ruse at a high-brow ladies’ health club. Emily fakes conformity with Houston’s elite debutantes and trophy wives in a surreal fitness subculture where things, and people, are seldom what they seem. At this gym, “killer workout” takes on a whole new meaning.
  

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Review: Dead Lift: An Emily Locke Mystery

User Review  - Charmaine Clancy - Goodreads

I enjoyed the characters in this story and the premise of the mystery. At times I felt the 'revealing' and explaining how the crime was committed and who done it was drawn out too long and too detailed, seemed to go on forever. Good story. Read full review

Review: Dead Lift: An Emily Locke Mystery

User Review  - Kari - Goodreads

I didn't like this one as much as the first, but it was still enjoyable. I wouldn't read thsi one until you read the first in the series. I think you get to know the characters a bit better and won't get a real sense of them in this installment. Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
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Section 2
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Section 3
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Section 4
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Section 5
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Section 6
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Section 7
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Section 8
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Section 19
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Section 20
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Section 21
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Section 22
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Section 23
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Section 24
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Section 25
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Section 26
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Section 9
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Section 10
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Section 11
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Section 12
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Section 13
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Section 14
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Section 15
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Section 16
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Section 17
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Section 18
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Section 27
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Section 28
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Section 29
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Section 30
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Section 31
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Section 32
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Section 33
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Section 34
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About the author (2011)

A graduate of Wright State University and The Ohio State University, Rachel enjoys a career in biomedical engineering in addition to the time she spends writing mystery and suspense fiction. Her interests include health and fitness, acoustic guitar, and books of all kinds. She lives outside of Houston, Texas, with her husband and their three children. Visit Rachel on-line at www.rachelbrady.net.

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