Dorothy Howell, Mystery Author
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Dana Mackenzie thinks it’s her lucky day when she misses witnessing a fatal hit-and-run, but she soon learns this was no accident.

Dana’s high school crush, Homicide Detective Nick Travis, is on the case. Dana insists their budding romance won’t go anywhere until Nick confesses the sordid details of what happened back in high school between Nick and Dana’s then-best friend. But is this dark secret from their past something Dana really wants to learn?

As Dana tracks down a cold blooded murderer, she must also deal with corporate scams and the ultimate betrayal in her own family. Her high school days come back to haunt when her luck takes a fatal turn and the killer comes after her!

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Bonus Content! The entire first chapters of the upcoming Haley Randolph mystery Beach Bags and Burglaries, and The Widow’s Little Secret, one of Dorothy’s Judith Stacy historical romance novels, are included in Fatal Luck.
Fatal Luck

Coming July, 2014

Haley and her three BFFs vacation at an ultra-exclusive island resort and find there’s trouble in paradise when a hotel maid is murdered.  Haley must find a killer, uncover a thief targeting the hotel’s celebrity guests—and, of course, get her hands on the hottest beach tote of the season!

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Beach Bags and Burglaries

Haley has a new job at L.A. Affairs, event planners to the stars.  But her boss sets her up for disaster by putting her in charge of a spectacular Beatles-themed bash for Hollywood’s biggest director.  When Haley checks on the party’s giant yellow submarine cake, she finds the baker, Lacy Hobbs, dead on the workroom floor. 

The suspect list leads down a long and winding road, and it’ll take more than a hard day’s night for Haley to keep her job, find a killer—and, of course, acquire the hottest handbag of the season!!

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Coming, June, 2014, in paperback

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In Hardcover Evening Bags and Executions

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Want to read the Haley Randolph mysteries in order?  Start with …

Handbags and Homicide

Purses and Poison

Shoulder Bags and Shootings

Clutches and Curses

Slay Bells and Satchels

Tote Bags and Toe Tags

Evening Bags and Executions

Duffel Bags and Drownings

Beach Bags and Burglaries


Want to read the Dana Mackenzie mysteries in order? Start with…

Fatal Debt
Fatal Luck



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