It's 1985 and Maya French, first lady of Silver Pines Resort, is up to her diamond drop earrings in murdered hotel VIPs. With her husband away, the mistrusting police co-opt Maya’s insider status to help reveal the most likely suspects-- Sapphire Hotels execs attending a glitzy, five-day conference.
Maya, a cop's daughter, launches her own quest for answers with the help of her two friends, Lily and Jake.
Set on a swank playground next to The Happiest Place on Earth, Murder’s Last Resort tosses together carefree vacationers with sadistic killers and introduces Maya French, a sassy renegade, disguised as the perfect corporate wife.
Murder's Last Resort
Marta Chausée's first novel, Murder's Last Resort, is smart, funny, tough and sparkles with insight. She has created one of the best heroines of mystery to come along in decades. The unstoppable, unsinkable, unpredictable Maya French is the bastard literary child of Agatha Christie and Lt. Colombo.”
-–Kinky Friedman, author of Roll Me Up and Smoke Me When I Die, Elvis, Jesus and Coca-Cola, Heroes of a Texas Childhood, Road Kill, Greenwich Killing Time and a host of New York Times bestsellers.
Welcome to the Sapphire Silver Pines Orlando Resort where guests are checking out--permanently. The tidy world of sophisticated dinners and turn-down treats turns topsy-turvy for Maya French, the managing director's wife, when other Sapphire executives turn up as dead as a polished doorknob. Maya dodges bullets--literally--and police suspicion as she hunts for the killer.
—Sally Carpenter, author of The Baffled Beatlemaniac Caper
It's bad enough that two Saphhire execs are killed within days of each other at the Sapphire Silver Pines Resort in Orlando, Florida. But it isn’t until the hotel director, Hubert French, is arrested on suspicion of murder that his wife Maya begins her investigations. Threats, kidnapping, and a bullet wound aren’t enough to discourage her. She won’t just stand by her man, she's determined to save him. This book is full of colorful central Florida atmosphere and memorable characters.
--Ilene Schneider, author of the Rabbi Aviva Cohen Mysteries Chanukah Guilt and Unleavened Dead