A well-written murder mystery for adults is A Clause for Murder. This is the third book by Jill Shure, the author who brought us Night Glitter and Night Jazz.
Jill manages to inject humor into what should be a scary situation for Betsy Ross, a single mom who lives in San Diego with her daughter and makes a living by selling insurance. Any problems she had been having seemed trivial after Courtney Farrow becomes part of her life.
Courtney Farrow is the kind of woman we all love to hate. She is a woman who uses seduction and sex as a means to get what she wants. No one – male or female, married or single – is safe from her advances. Much to Betsy’s dismay, she seems to pay particular attention to the guys in her life.
Somehow, Courney appeared in Betsy’s circle of friends. None of them really wanted here there, but still she kept showing up at their parties.
When a body, identified as Courtney Farrow, turns up burned to a crisp, Betsy is a suspect in her death due to their fight at a recent party. Determined not to be jailed for something she didn’t do, she sets to find out what really happened. Along the way to proving her innocence, she makes many astounding discoveries, most of them concerning Courtney.
I won’t give all of the discoveries away, but Courtney gave the impression that she was an heiress. Betsy found this wasn’t true- Courtney was in need of money and had a job at not only one, but two different strip clubs. She was also in the habit of only sticking with an amour until no more money could be squeezed from him or her.
Betsy’s race to find out what truly happened turns into a life-threatening situation. Now she is fighting to find out the truth not only to stay out of jail, but to stay alive.
There is a lot of "adult" language in this book, so if you don’t like "adult" language in what you read, I wouldn’t recommend it. If the language won’t bother you and you like a good murder mystery, I highly recommend this book. You will be trying to figure out what has happened until you read the satisfying conclusion.
I received my copy of A Clause for Murder free of charge from the publisher. If you would like to purchase this book, it is available through Amazon. A link is provided below.