Murder Takes a Dare: The First Marisa Adair Mystery (Marisa Adair Mysteries) (Volume 1)

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"I've gotten myself in too deep--" Jonah's last words are an epitaph to a life spent on the wrong side of the law.

Marisa Adair is shocked when Jonah, a former friend from her chaotic past of drinking and partying, surfaces, only to be murdered. She must solve the crime before the killer destroys her new life.

To find the murderer, Marisa partners with unusual collaborators. Dithering Russell is focused on ferreting out secrets, including her colorful past. Childhood friend Alex is a chief financial officer and the chief pain in her . . . neck. Esther is the daughter of a former agent in the FBI's controversial "Dickless Tracy" program for women. She learned to disable an opponent in hand-to-hand combat around the same time she learned to spell and throw the quintessential tea party.

Marisa must revisit her dark past of childhood deprivation and adult struggles with addiction. The clues point to the shadowy underbelly of a notorious club, the setting for the glittering fool's gold of her old double life. Can Marisa and her friends solve the mystery before the murderer strikes again?

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Thank you for your interest in Murder Takes a Dare. I hope you will enjoy reading it as much as I loved writing it.  As an author, I rely on feedback from readers. If you enjoy Murder Takes a Dare, please take a moment to leave your comments on Amazon.  My published titles are listed in the About the Author section (click my name under the book title at the top of the page), and are available on Amazon in electronic and paperback formats. Enjoy! Jada

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Dennis Lively, bestselling author of Dear Diary...The New Martinsville Murders (A Murderous Thriller), wrote:
 
"When I first read the hype about this book, it got me wondering. How is an author going to handle a recovering addict, an ex-stripper, a nursing home with all its goofy characters, an old couple falling in love, a myriad of crazy characters and situations, and...oh yeah, a few murders?
 
"Jada Ryker pulls it off like the ringmaster of a...circus.
 
"I highly recommend this book and this series of characters."
 
K. T. Bowes, talented author of The Hana Du Rose Mysteries, wrote:
 
"All of the characters seemed to be flawed within their personality in some way, so that no one persona came across as 'perfect' which gave the novel an element of reality, that was incredibly touching and made the reader feel affection for them.
 
"The novel deals with addiction... everything is understandable. The mystery is intricately woven - so much so that I could never have guessed the ending from all the different pieces until it was laid out in front of me. I loved this novel and would definitely read the rest in the series."
 
Debbie Herbert, bestselling Harlequin author of Siren's Secret, wrote:
 
"Murder at a nursing home? Geriatric sleuths? Even a stripper or two on the grounds? It all works beautifully in Jada Ryker's novel.
 
"Jada's writing is vivid and fresh.
 
"Somehow this book manages to be both gritty and humorous. The author's fine sense of play is a refreshing backdrop against the tough issues at stake: betrayal, addiction, murder and family dysfunction."
 
James Chalk, versatile author of The Meat Market (Jonathan Harkon Adventures Book 1), wrote:
 
"This was a fantastic murder mystery. Wow, what a good writer. I'm very glad I bought this book. The pace grows faster and faster as the plot progresses and the twists thicken. The main character is likable and complex with realistic flaws and strengths. The supporting characters are an eclectic and sometimes hilarious collection of personalities that enhance the reader's enjoyment tremendously. This book has it all: mystery, action, drama, and humor. I highly recommend it."

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