DEATH STING [A Nick Bancroft Mystery, Book 3] by Bob Liter

Private eye Nick Bancroft's deadliest case!

When Vicki Fowler's body is found covered with bee stings in a Central Illinois pasture, the sheriff calls her death an accident.

Freelance reporter and private detective Nick Bancroft doesn't believe it. He learns the victim lived in a home for young, unwed mothers who work as waitresses and prostitutes at a local nightclub—and the home's owners are high on his list of suspects. The other suspects include an alcoholic handyman, the nightclub operator and his henchman, and a sheriff's deputy. Federal agents on the trail of an international porn ring try to halt Nick's investigation and, perhaps coincidentally and perhaps not, Nick is beaten and thrown in a ditch. Later he and his lover, Maggie Atley, are dumped in a deep lake with weights tied to their ankles. Can Nick survive the investigation long enough to find Vicki's killer?

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.

“As action-packed as Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan without the military minutiae, and as filled with both local color and universal appeal as Carl Hiassen’s gems.” —Bill Knight, Community Word.

“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.