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A Trail of Lies

A Trail of Lies

A Jazz Ramsey Mystery (Volume 3)

Kylie Logan

Minotaur Books


A Trail of Lies is the third in the Jazz Ramsey mystery series from national bestselling author Kylie Logan.

Jazz Ramsey is just getting used to the idea that her on-again-off-again beau, Nick, might actually be a permanent fixture, when she gets an alarming call in the middle of the night from his mother, Kim: there’s a dead man in her backyard. Kim has a long history of drinking and a vivid imagination, so when Jazz’s human remains detection dog, Wally, finds no evidence of a body, Jazz thinks she can breathe easy.

But when the body of a middle-aged man, Dan Mansfield, is discovered in a nearby park, and a photo of Nick and his mom is found in his pocket, Jazz has to admit that something isn’t adding up. Kim claims not to know who Dan is, but the cops find out soon enough: he’s a recently paroled convict who served thirty years for murder. And when Jazz traces his crime back to a bar fight with an antiques dealer, she ends up with more questions than answers.

Meanwhile, no one wants her poking around—not Nick’s mom, nor the Motorcycle-riding ex-con she connects to Dan, nor Nick himself, who seems worried about Jazz’s safety, but also about what she might find. But Jazz has never been one to take no for an answer, and she won’t give up now—even if it means risking her own life.

Praise for A Trail of Lies

Praise for The Secrets of Bones:

"Appealing....Red herrings, a developing romance, and just the right amount of information about cadaver dogs help make this a winner." —Publishers Weekly

"Logan's mystery-building chops are apparent. Readers will be engaged by the many clues and red herrings Jazz follows...Recommended for cozy readers who like some mysteries a bit darker as well as suspense fans who want something more traditional." —Booklist

"[With] winning characters, an intriguing mystery in the traditional style, fun dialogue and a pace that makes this small town in Ohio, even with a murder, a charmingly entertaining place." —Shelf Awareness

"Jazz is an appealing heroine and the school setting coupled with her avocation means that Logan will be able to maintain interesting story lines in this enjoyable series for book after book." —Akron Beacon Journal


Kylie Logan

KYLIE LOGAN is the national bestselling author of the Jazz Ramsey Mysteries, The League of Literary Ladies Mysteries, the Button Box Mysteries, the Chili Cook-Off Mysteries, and the Ethnic Eats Mysteries.

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Minotaur Books

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