In this first book of the Reightman & Bailey series, deceit, corruption and murder tangle together with vivid, unconventional characters in a story of unlikely new friendships and their power to change us.
Things are going well at the Time Out Spa, but the night young proprietor Toby Bailey discovers his former lover naked and dead on a massage table, more things are spoiled than just his white leather shoes. Detective Melba Reightman and partner Sam Jackson are called in to investigate and soon become embroiled in the most perplexing homicide case seen in years.
After a hunting knife engraved with Toby’s name is found in a load of wet, bloody laundry, he’s arrested for the murder of Geraldo Guzman, He enlists the aid of Madame Zhou Li, practicing attorney and owner of Green Dragon Chinese Herbs and Teas. The peculiar octogenarian seems an unlikely choice to defend him, but soon proves she has more than a few tricks up her sleeve. Toby joins forces with Reightman and Jackson and a shocking sting of clues lead them closer to the killer. The bad news? Successfully solving the crime might just unleash a firestorm on this southern city and come at a price none of them are prepared to pay.
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Jeffery Craig lives int he southeastern United States with his husband and partner, and a menagerie of much-loved pets. Jeffery is an avid supporter of the arts and co-owns an art gallery and gift store that provides an outlet for area artists to showcase and sell their work.
When he’s not writing, Jeffery might be found working on a painting or enjoying the covered porch of his historic southern home, with a good book in hand. He can be reached via his website (http://www.jefferycraigbooks.com) or on social media.