(Adam Dutton & Beverly Laborde #1)

The Beverly Laborde/Adam Dutton mystery novel series from award-winning author BV Lawson

Crimetime Press

Trade Paperback ISBN 978-0-9975347-8-8

Hardcover ISBN 978-0-9975347-9-5

eBook ISBN 978-0-9975347-7-1

She’s on the run, his job is on the line, and both are on the hook—for murder.

When Beverly Laborde becomes a con artist to exact vengeance on the man who shut down her grandmother's antiques business, sending her to an early grave, Beverly comes face to face with the handsome but haunted Vermont police Detective Adam Dutton—who doesn’t know whether to arrest her or ask her out on a date. To further complicate matters, Beverly is the primary suspect in a high-profile theft case that Adam is assigned to work on.

But Beverly and Adam soon face an even worse problem than their inconvenient growing attraction toward each other:  they've incurred the wrath of the wealthy and formidable Reginald Forsythe. Forsythe’s criminal tendrils seem to reach into all areas of Vermont politics and the Northeastern Antiquities League. And he’ll do anything to keep his dark secrets safe.

Beverly and Adam enlist the help of a sympathetic antiques dealer as well as the mysterious “Mr. X,” but will it be enough to prove Forsythe is guilty not only of theft and bribery but possibly murder? Beverly and Adam soon learn that even though they may not be able to outgun their nemesis individually, together they just might have a fighting chance.

Named the 2020 winner of the Virginia Indie Author Project