Title: Key West Interlude: Paulette Marshall Mystery Series
Author: Lois Richman
Publisher: AuthorHouseUK
ISBN: 978-1-52465-188-6
Pages: 244
Genre: Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Women Sleuths

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Have you ever been cheated on, divorced, and still he got the best of the deal? Paulette does not shoot or abuse him; her weapon for payback is when she wins temporary custody of their coveted mansion with its 360 degree view of all of LA in Beverly Hills, California. Paulette can afford to do what most women cannot. She escapes to exotic Key West, Florida, where she enters the world of the conchs through introductions made by her cousin, Doug, her students--more specifically Ariel Costas, the recipient of Captain Maxwell Hernandez's huge fortune because of the switching of the wills. One of the most notable is handsome, six-pack-abs banker Enrico Mercado, who takes her on a perfect date, starting with the Key West Cemetery during the full harvest moon. Death by drowning happens to Captain Maxwell, father of five, and a member of one of the original families from Cuba to Key West when it was only a fishing village. Was he murdered as suspected, or did he jump? Forgetful of late and worth millions, specifically, where has he put all this money? Neighbor Ariel, her friend Jose, and Officer Tall Tom are part of Captain Maxy's will, which youngest daughter Susanna resents. She wants it all--leaving her mother, brothers, and a sister out, hoping to present everything to her drug lord ex-husband so he takes her back. This thrilling, fast-paced, page-turner has Paulette entering the underground world of Key West as she goes from someone's daughter, wife, or mother to an independent, brave woman seeking solutions. Once the case is resolved, Paulette's next adventure is entitled Palm Beach Interlude where the scenery is close to her heart. It is home, and she becomes involved in the murder investigation of her childhood friend's husband and the death of his second wife.

About the Author

Lois Richman left Palm Beach County, Florida, and went to Hollywood, California, straight out of high school where she was hired as a columnist and West Coast editor for various movies and wrote articles for women’s magazines before she finished her formal education at Cal State Northridge, earning a BA in English literature. She then taught for the LA Unified School District and worked in gang schools (the basis for a future novel entitled LA Interlude.) Her year in Key West “to do my Ernest Hemingway thing” resulted in a novel entitled Wanted First Mate, (available on Amazon.com) and the first draft for the trilogy beginning with Key West Interlude, Paulette Marshall Murder Mystery Series. Returning to her hometown, she worked on the first draft of Palm Beach Interlude, (publication date set for late 2017), while teaching at the high school level and earning her master’s degree at FAU. Moving onto the college level, she established their ESL department where her students learned English and American skills and were from such countries as China, Europe, South America, and South Korea. A serious interest in human nature and its journeys, her books capture the essence of today’s society told through her characters and the travails of her character, Paulette Marshall, who helps the reader escape into her fast-paced, page-turning intimate style, giving a good read that will make any reader laugh, cry, and become involved and excited by her style. She is a swimmer, plays croquet, reads, and loves bringing her two dogs, Baby and Pearlie, along. She also is a collector of movie memorabilia, including a Gone With the Wind poster board from movie theatres, Disney art, one signed by Walt Disney, and various dress sketches from early films such as Suddenly Last Summer, Raintree County, and Boys Town. She currently resides in Florida.