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Crime Murder Mystery Series

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I am featuring my crime murder mystery series over the next few weeks. I will be sharing appetizers from the novels to wet the readers’ anticipation. The first in the series is titled The Perfect Witness.  You can find  it at https://books2read.com/u/m0G2W3 for your eBook options or https://amzn.to/1u92UUj for a kindle edition or print copy.

3d The Perfect Witness

THE PERFECT WITNESS,
BOOK ONE
IN THE DEBOIS SERIES

WRITTEN BY SUE RAYMOND

All the characters in this book are fictitious, any resemblance to actual persons living or dead is purely coincidental. Places are either the product of the author’s imagination or used fictitiously.
COPYRIGHT © SUE RAYMOND

Bible passages quote are from the King James Version

Without limiting the rights under copyrights reserved above, no part of this book may be reproduced in any unauthorized format into any retrieval system or transmitted by any means without prior written permission of the author.
FIRST EDITION 2008
Second Edition 2015
IBN 13: 978-1514877678
10: 1514877678

Raymond, Sue
The Perfect Witness, Book One: The DeBois Series/ Sue Raymond
Upon Eagle’s Wings, Malachi Ink Publishing
516 East Park Avenue, Des Moines, Iowa 50315

CHAPTER 1

Miss Anderson was running late because of traffic. Mr. Hogan’s office called two weeks earlier for a wedding gown consultation for his daughter who was getting married in nine months. She proceeded up the marble stairs toward his office, straightening the light blue suede jacket of her suit, juggling her portfolio and purse as she went.
This better be on the level since I spent so much time drawing up all the different designs they wanted. To think that anyone would spend so much on just the wedding dress is beyond me. However, without these extravagant eccentrics I soon would no longer have ‘Upon Eagle’s Wing Designer Studio, Malachi Inc. which helps pay the bills. Well, I hope she does not take all day to make up her mind. I hate dealing with spoiled brats who whine excessively at their parents that they deserve this. What they deserve is a swift rap on the hand with Mother Superior’s ruler over being a self-centered egotist obnoxious delinquent.
She was lost in thought when she overheard a loud conversation coming from her client’s open office door. Mr. Hogan was screaming at a certain Mr. Wallace. Mr. Wallace was explaining about a shipment that was coming in from Colombia on the Monticello next Saturday at Pier 57 in Cowanus Bay at 9:00 pm in South Brooklyn. Miss Anderson peered through the crack in Mr. Hogan’s doorway.
“I apologize for the leak, which cost us the last drug and weapon shipment. I assured you the leak is now sealed,” Mr. Wallace, a small twig of a man, wrung his hands together while he stood before the oversized desk, groveling under Mr. Hogan’s stony gaze.
Michelin Hogan reached into his desk, pulling out a nine-millimeter Beretta handgun with a silencer on it and pointed it at Mr. Wallace.
He scowled ghoulishly, “I always make sure all loose ends are tied up.” He pulled the trigger, shooting Mr. Wallace directly in the chest and tossed the gun to the mammoth henchman standing by his side.
Mr. Wallace crumpled to the floor onto an oriental area rug. Mr. Hogan glared at the body, instructing his henchmen to take out the trash.
She backed away from the door and was almost at the stairs when she bumped into a small table holding a vase. She desperately tried catching the vase, but lost everything in the process, even tearing her nylons. The vase and her portfolio went crashing to the floor spraying toward Hogan’s office door. It gave the impression of her just coming up the stairs when the vase broke. She quickly knelt down, trying to retrieve the sketches as one of the henchmen came charging out of the office, his hand in his jacket in a threatening manner.
Miss Anderson glanced up at him, “Could you help me pick up my sketches? I am running late for my appointment with Mr. Hogan and his daughter.”
He glared down at her, his expression held an unspoken threat. Mr. Hogan came out of his office, straightening his tie and summing up the situation. When he was satisfied she had not overheard or seen anything he told his henchman, “Don’t just stand there, you big lummox, pick up her stuff for her.” He came over to her saying, “I overheard you say you were running late, my daughter is also running late from shopping with her mother. I would like to reschedule our appointment for say… maybe Friday if you would be able. I would appreciate it if you could accommodate me in this.” He took her hand, helping her up as the henchman gathered her portfolio.
“Y-yes that will be fine,” she stammered taking back the portfolio and glancing nervously toward the stairs.
He walked her out to a waiting taxi and opened the door for her. “Thank you for rescheduling the appointment and, since I know what an inconvenience this places you in, I will make sure it will be worth your while to come back again.” He shut the door and the taxi sped off. Miss Anderson shuttered, glancing back to see Mr. Hogan talking to one the henchmen and pointing to the speeding taxi.
Su Anderson went to her studio, making sure there was no surveillance placed on her before going to the authorities.
perfect witness book jacket

The cartel sent an assassin to silence Su Andrewson because she witnessed a murder by a crime lord. Now she is under the protection of US Marshall Jean DeBois. #crime #MurderMystery #assassin #amzn.to/1u92UUj #USMarshall #WitnessProtection #CR4U #books2read.com/u/m0G2W3

 

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WINNER!

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The winner of the contest is Cassandra. I have sent her set of the of the DeBois crime murder mystery series, books one thru three. You can find the DeBois Series at amzn.to/1u92UUj for your reading enjoyment.

Two Local Book Stores Carrying Great Books

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101 E. Salem Ave. Indianola Iowa 50125

{515} 961-0391

10- 6 Mom. – Fri. 9 -3 Sat

Read a Book Nook

103 East Linn Street Marshalltown, Iowa 50158

hours: 10-5 Mon -Fri.

(641) 328-4308

There is two brick and mortar stores that are now carrying my novels. They are Page Turners Book Store in Indianola, Iowa and Read a Book Nook in Marshalltown, Iowa. Page Turners has my crime murder mystery series where as Read a Book Nook has every book I have written. Buy from them for no shipping and handling,  waiting for your purchase, or out of stock like you do online. My novels consist of the DeBois crime murder mystery series, a Drama- Resin La Rock, Thriller- Window Pane, and Fantasy- Healer of Surflex. All my novels are also in Ebook formats and Healer of Surflex is also in audio from ACX.

Great Review for The DeBois Series Books 1 thru 3

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DeBois-Book-Box-set-ConvertImage Sue Raymond is a local author from Des Moines, Iowa and she has wrote a series of books that I have really enjoyed. It’s the DeBois series. Total 5 books in all and I have read the first 3. It’s a story about a U.S. Marshall and a woman and her children he is protecting for her witnessing a murder. A fake marriage is arranged and the woman and her children are moved to Iowa from New York. She has some health issues, sleep walking issues, memory issues. Her children does not like Mr. DeBois and do everything in their power to make him leave and let them go back to New York.
The case takes many turns. I would recommend this for a good read.

Review by Connie Sharpnack Capehart

 

Gift Box Set on Sale

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Just in Time for Christmas! My new gift box set of DeBois Crime Murder Mystery Box Set is availabe for a limited time of ONLY 99 CENTS! Hurry and buy it for your reader in the famiy for Christmas. They will love you for it. http://amzn.to/1RuViFH

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Re-release of The Perfect Witness

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3d The Perfect Witness Hurrah! I have finally finished the revamping of ‘The Perfect Witness’. I had found enough editing mistakes in the first edition of my first three novels in my DeBois Series to warrant pulling them off sale. I had them re-edited and new cover designs made. I was hoping to launch the three novels together, however this has not turned out to be the case. The Perfect Witness is now available at https://www.createspace.com/5605004 and should be available on Amazon.com along with Ebook formats in all formats except for Apple because they do not like having Bold font in the body of the story. So I do not know if the time and energy to would be worth the redoing the just for Apple. Unless I hear from a very large group of Apple users wanting my novels formatted in the Apple format I am going to call it a finished item. When you buy one of my novels, after you finish it please leave a review either on Amazon.com or Goodreads.com. Every review is important to the author in the sales standards for their novel. The more reviews, the more exposure the author receives from Amazon when someone searches for a novel in their genre. Do not be afraid of the word review. It only means give a comment on how well you liked the novel and if you would recommend it to your friends.

Death Plummet

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My fourth novel in my crime murder mystery series the DeBois Series is now available in e-formats at https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/350074