SUNBAKED by Junie Coffey (Stories from Pineapple Cay, Book 1)
Welcome to Pineapple Cay, the new hometown of Nina Spark, accidental sleuth.
Nina Spark bought a house off the internet. On a sunny Caribbean island she’d never heard of before. At about two o’clock in the morning with a glass of red wine in her hand. She was on a plane to Pineapple Cay a week later.
Things seemed to get off to a good start. Nina’s new hometown is the charming village of Coconut Cove, with its narrow lanes lined with candy coloured houses and gardens overflowing with tropical flowers. Her next door neighbour is the handsome Ted Matthews, owner of a fishing lodge. She’s invited to a glamourous dinner party at the ocean hideaway of a famous musician.
But local big shot Barry Bassett has his eye on Nina’s cozy little beach cottage with the aim of tearing it down to build condos. Then Barry’s obnoxious wife Tiffany goes missing, and Nina finds herself sitting across a desk from the very serious chief of police, Blue Roker, wondering how her day dream of easy living in the islands got so far off track so quickly.
This is a story Jimmy Buffett and Agatha Christie might have come up with if they’d been holed up together for a weekend at some slightly faded beachfront hotel with a pitcher of pina coladas and a box of fireworks.
A Caribbean beach holiday in book form and an action-packed comical caper.
Sunbaked, the Pineapple Cay novel featuring Nina Spark, accidental detective is available at amazon.com or at your local bookstore.