AUGUST IS MURDER [A Nick Bancroft Mystery, Book 2] by Bob Liter

In this gripping mystery thriller, someone tries to burn Nick Bancroft alive, beats him senseless, uses him for target practice—and worst of all, his beloved Chicago Cubs have another losing season! Sometimes a PI just can't catch a break! But when his client is a sexy nudist, Nick Bancroft will put up with just about anything!

When a sexy nudist hires him to protect her from whoever is threatening her life, Nick Bancroft becomes the target. Someone tries to burn him alive, beats the hell out of him and, since that didn't run him off, uses him for target practice. Meanwhile, two people are murdered; Nick's true love, Maggie Atley, is more than somewhat perturbed by his relationship with his client; and a mysterious club seems to hold the answer. Nick survives another losing season by his beloved Chicago Cubs, a vicious attack by a couple of huge dogs and eventually puts the finger on the bad guys.

The Nick Bancroft Mysteries are:

"Power packed ... draw the reader into the story from the opening line and hold the attention to the surprising end. Peopled with fascinating, credible characters." —Holly Martin, Black Dragon Reviews.

"Full of twists and turns. A real Loo-Loo!" —Detra Fitch, Huntress Book Reviews.

"The equivalent of comfort food for the reader of detective mysteries. It is the type of story you read with smoky jazz playing on your stereo and a snifter of brandy sitting on the table next to you. … a mystery reader's meal for when all you want is a good yarn and a chair to relax in. —S. A. Gorden, author, Murder Picnic

"Deft tales of murder, complicity and downright evil, gripping narratives which appeal to the lover of good action-packed mystery thrillers. Highly Recommended." —Molly's Reviews