From New York Times bestseller Darynda Jones comes the first book in a fun detective mystery series!
Police chief Sunshine Vicram finds her cup o’ joe more than half full when the small village of Del Sol, New Mexico, becomes the center of national attention for a killer on the loose.
Del Sol, New Mexico is known for three things: its fry-an-egg-on-the-cement summers, its strong cups of coffee—and a nationwide manhunt? Before FBI agents and US Marshalls descended on her town, Sunshine Vicram’s biggest crime wave on record involved an elderly flasher named Doug. But now, both the established citizens of Del Sol and the new, rich elite are questioning Sunshine’s skills as an officer of the law. Add to that trouble at her daughter’s new school and a kidnapped prized rooster named Rex, and Sunshine has her hands full.
Enter a sexy FBI agent and a sultry US Marshal, both of whom find Sunshine an eleven on a scale of one to blazing inferno, and the normally savvy police chief is quickly in over her head. But can their attention erase the feelings she still has for her childhood crush, the dark and elusive Levant Ravinder? If she were to judge by the one scalding kiss they shared as teenagers, the answer to that would be no. Now it’s up to Sunshine to juggle a few good hunky men, a not-so-nice murderous miscreant, and Doug the ever-pesky flasher. And they said small towns were drama-free.