Ready for a Murder Anyone? Six Sentence Sunday

Posted: August 20, 2011 in Uncategorized

Murder and mayhem in community associations. Could it happen? Oh you bet. Several association members and Boards have been threatened by gun wielding people pissed off at something. I’ve been threatened more times than I can tell you with everything from bodily injury to suing me for whatever I might be worth so I know the drill. I thought it was time you met one of my heros – the very rugged cop who will be in every book. He’s handsome and a bit wild and of course madly in love with Nicky French, the Community Association Manager who has her eyes set on some Aussie man who runs the local bar and grill. What’s a guy to do?

Let’s take a taste of Tyler Deverall…

Pondering the what if’s, Tyler stood back as the officers finished taking pictures of the dead man. Naked except for the blow up pink flamingo pool toy surrounding his waist and a goofy island hat similar to one you’d see at a Jimmy Buffet concert, the scene was not necessarily something he wanted the papers to get ahold of. In his years of being a detective, he had a distinct feeling there was so much more to the case and while he had an instant dislike to the entire community, instinct told him he’d be spending a lot more time in the damning place.

Gazing across the perimeter, he studied the surroundings. There had to have been at least two hundred or so pink flamingos in various sizes, shapes and types from plastic to floating toys. One thing was for certain whoever did the deed had a wicked sense of humor.



When Community Association Manager Nicky French received a call about one of her communities in the middle of the night, she knew something serious was up. Finding the developer of Leopard’s Pointe impaled on the iron pool gates surrounded by a sea of inflatable pink flamingoes, Nicky was stunned to find bonfires raging and the community rejoicing. William Barrington was the brilliant designer of the upscale multi-use community, yet apparently everyone wanted him dead. And there were too many suspects to name including every single homeowner in the community and his two sons.

For rough and tumble Detective Tyler Deverall to be called to a scene of a murder in the middle of the night was nothing unusual. And given the only thing keeping the owners from partying all night long and celebrating thus hindering his investigation was Nicky French’s tough stance, Tyler was intrigued.

As Nicky and Tyler set out to find the murderer, builders begin to drop like flies with each murder becoming more horrific and comical than the last. Set against the backdrop of Chesterfield County, Virginia, enter the realm (and sometimes nightmare) of one very special homeowner’s association – where living can be dangerous to your health. As Nicky and Tyler delve into the wild world of spray painted flowers, kinky sex, neon signs and a tango with the mafia, they soon learn that their understanding of humanity will never be the same. Who knew a glue gun could be such an effective murder weapon?

I so hope you enjoyed…

Ciao   xxx


  1. Ray Sostr says:

    I would like to see the release of the work. Great six, I love the twistedness in there.

  2. Lisa Worrall says:

    Loved it – I wanna know what happens next !

  3. Jennifer Lowery~Writer says:

    Love the pink flamingo-what an image! Great six!

  4. Great six and lovely to meet you.

  5. Laura Harner says:

    Love this…I love a good detective story, especially one with an intriguing murder scene!

    Great Six!


  6. Interesting…. I like a lot!

  7. Abby Hayes says:

    Another hot six with an amazingly hot image! Damn! Don’t know if I was awake enough for the guy in the open flannel shirt *giggles* Awake now!

  8. Kiki Howell says:

    I’m with Abby! And, I always welcome a good murder! LOL

  9. Great description! Great Six!

  10. Oh – that paints a picture! I wonder what happens next?

  11. Great writing, very precise detail. I’m sure this will be a great mystery book and want to read more.

  12. epbeaumont says:

    This is bizarre and horrible and weirdly hilarious all at the same time. (Pithy, too, to set this scene in a mere six lines).

  13. Vivien Dean says:

    Very easy to see the scene. Thanks for sharing!

  14. Love the flamingos- men hate them…women love them- drive this man crazy please- great 6

  15. Jayel Kaye says:

    Love the absurd pooltoys. Never would have thought of them in a murder but damn it makes a crazy scene. Good work.

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