My First Murder -xld: A Mavis Davis Mystery

My First Murder xld A Mavis Davis Mystery Mavis Davis a likable new to the job private investigator not only has one of the wackiest office staffs in mystery fiction but also goes about solving her first crime in her own independent high

  • Title: My First Murder -xld: A Mavis Davis Mystery
  • Author: Susan P. Baker
  • ISBN: 9781626751071
  • Page: 407
  • Format: ebook
  • Mavis Davis, a likable, new to the job private investigator, not only has one of the wackiest office staffs in mystery fiction but also goes about solving her first crime in her own, independent, highly interesting way.Frustrated and fed up with her job as a probation officer in Houston, Mavis has opened an office Mavis Davis Productions staffed it with her somewhat ditzMavis Davis, a likable, new to the job private investigator, not only has one of the wackiest office staffs in mystery fiction but also goes about solving her first crime in her own, independent, highly interesting way.Frustrated and fed up with her job as a probation officer in Houston, Mavis has opened an office Mavis Davis Productions staffed it with her somewhat ditzy friend Margaret, as assistant, and Candy, a part time high school student, and is trying to eke out a living searching files and serving legal papers for lawyers.So Mavis is startled and than a little apprehensive when Carl Singleton, the owner of a small Houston greasy spoon caf , comes to her office intent upon hiring her to solve the murder of one of his waitresses, Doris Jones, a woman with whom he has fallen in love.The police have linked the Jones murder to two other murders in the area, positive they re all the work of a serial killer, identity unknown, but Carl is convinced that Doris murder doesn t fit into the serial pattern and, as Mavis begins her investigation, she agrees.Mavis barely has begun to sort through the evidence on hand when two insistent members of the Houston police force put pressure on her to drop the case the mean tempered detective in charge, who d once had a run in with Mavis while she was working as a probation officer and Sgt Benjamin Sorensen, Mavis love interest.During Mavis initial meeting with Singleton, he had told her that Doris was a mystery woman who had come out of nowhere and asked for a job She was quiet and elegant and obviously not the type to wait tables at a caf like Singleton s As Mavis pursues the investigation, she discovers surprising and shocking clues to the past life of this woman of mystery, who was not who and what she seemed Mavis endangers her own life when she uncovers a Texas scandal of major proportions.

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    About "Susan P. Baker"

    1. Susan P. Baker

      My English war bride mother was a real penny pincher, but in the early years of their marriage, my parents had to pinch pennies Not long after my mother arrived in the U.S she encouraged my father to complete his education He used the GI Bill to obtain a law degree while she was having four babies and working part time doing such odd jobs as collecting the money out of coin operated machines in washaterias We moved to Galveston when I was four, which is when my father claimed he taught me to read We lived on the water, swimming, fishing, and crabbing in Offatts Bayou As far as I can remember, we had no purchased books in our house when I was growing up We didn t have the money But Mom took the four of us to the Rosenberg Library every two weeks where we d check out the maximum number of books allowed, six each We even took library books on vacation with us so we could read them in the car instead of fussing and constantly asking, Are we there yet I wanted to be a writer when I grew up I used to write little stories as well as entertain my invisible friend, Sally, who lived in my side of the closet My parents discouraged me from seeking a writing career, so after several false starts I eventually obtained a BS in Criminal Justice I finally was hired as a Probation Officer about a week before I started law school I was married with a couple of kids of my own by then, so I worked and attended Law School in Houston for three years.I mostly practiced criminal and family law In fact, I was board certified in family law After eight years of practicing law, I ran for district court judge and was elected I was the first woman in Galveston County to run.By that time, I was writing a lot I d published My First Murder I ve moved away a couple of times but I m retired now and back living in Galveston.People often approach me with ideas for books, but with a background like mine, I have no shortage of my own.

    996 thoughts on “My First Murder -xld: A Mavis Davis Mystery”

    1. My First Murder will keep you in the edge of your seat!Maria Davis is a well rounded, believable character and My First Murder is a fast paced, well written mystery that will keep you constantly thinking. I highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a great who submit with a strong female protagonist.


    2. He checked her out, she still didn’t think she was qualified, let the police do there job. Doris was nice, quiet, had a good background, but didn’t mention it, keep quiet. She was a riddle, and Mr.Singleton wanted answers. Could she work around the police, and get answers. Interesting to read




    3. Mavis Davis was sick of being a probation officer and now a private investigator. A murder, a cafe owner asked her to try to find out who killed his waitress.


    4. This was so terribly written, I could not go beyond the first third. Topping that was a very self-centered first-person narration that wanted so bad to be hip (even for the 80s/90s!). I tried to push myself to like this mystery, but the author was bent to make me regard it otherwise. For those with certain biases, this might be a ground for solidifying them. It wouldn't stand as much today; such a shame.


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