Swing into Murder takes an intriguing storyline, adds in some well-developed characters and plenty of juicy dialog, and the end result is fantastic.


The Description

Publication Date: June 1, 2023

Harper Lange is a grade school teacher with a secret. Well, since her husband passed away, she hasn’t been to the DeVout swinger’s club—so her secret life has dried up to Harry Potter binges and Merlot. Clubs are no fun without her husband by her side.

When Las Vegas’ finest knock on her door reopening her husband’s case, she finds herself back at DeVout trying to figure out who would want to kill her husband. Kill her husband. She never thought she’d be thinking those words, let alone interrogating her friends.

With everything going on, she should be hiding in the corner with a full bottle of wine and a box of donuts, like a normal person. Instead, she’s roaming around the streets of Las Vegas getting hot and bothered with Detective Alex Cabrero—heavy on the bothered. The man can’t seem to understand why she’d want to find answers—or that she’ll go wherever the information leads—even if it means she has to drag the detective along.

Harper needs to find the truth before she becomes the next victim.

The Review

It’s been a year since Harper Lange lost her husband in a hit-and-run incident, so when police officers show up asking questions about another accident in the same location, it opens up old wounds.

It’s bad enough that she has to revisit the event, but having to deal with questions about her former swinger lifestyle makes it worse. However, the more she is around Detective Alex Cabrero, the hotter the sparks between them.

Author Vanessa Knight delivers a spicy mystery in Swing into Murder. Her portrayal of DeVout is spot on as a club destination and is free of the clichés surrounding sex clubs. Whether one of the patrons is behind the two hit-and-run accidents is the key question Harper and Alex are trying to answer.

As the plot thickens, more strings are unraveled regarding Harper’s late husband. This increases the intensity because the culprit isn’t readily identified.

Swing into Murder takes an intriguing storyline, adds in some well-developed characters and plenty of juicy dialog, and the end result is fantastic.Excerpt

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About The Author

Who is Vanessa M. Knight?  Well, I’m an author.  Wow.  After years and years of wanting to use those words, that is fun to say.  It’s almost as fun as supercalifragilisticexpialidocious.  Did I spell that right?

I write contemporary romantic suspense.

I live in Chicagoland with my family and menagerie of four-legged friends.  In my mind, these lovely animals do everything as they should.  I’m the alpha, keeping peace and harmony amongst my humble servants.  In real life, they own me.  I’m the maid, here for their feeding pleasure.  Well, that and to clean up their messes.

When not catering to the needs of adorably-furry faces, I slug through the nine to five grind and head home so I can write.  Of course, that’s after I make dinner and clean the house and all the other tasks that go into family life.  So really, I work, cater to animals and my family… and then, if I don’t fall face first into bed, I write.  I love putting my characters into crazy situations and watching how they react. I hope you love reading about them.


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Amy Wilson
Amy Wilson
My name is Amy W., and I am a book addict. I will never forget the day I came home from junior high school to find my mom waiting for me with one of the Harlequin novels from my stash. As she was gearing up for the "you shouldn't be reading this" lecture, I told her the characters get married in the end. I'm just glad she didn't find the Bertrice Small book hidden in my closet. I have diverse reading tastes, evident by the wide array of genres on my Kindle. As I made the transition to an e-reader, I found myself worrying that something could happen to it. As a result, I am now the proud owner of four Kindles -- all different kinds, but plenty of back-ups! "Fifty Shades of Grey" gets high marks on my favorites list -- not for character development or dialogue (definitely not!), but because it blazed new ground for those of us who believe provocative fiction is more than just an explicit cover. Sylvia Day, Lexie Blake, and Kristin Hannah are some of my favorite authors. Speaking of diverse tastes, I also enjoy Dean Koontz, Iris Johansen, and J.A. Konrath. I’m always ready to discover new-to-me authors, especially when I toss in a palate cleanser that is much different than what I would normally read. Give me something with a well-defined storyline, add some suspense (or spice), and I am a happy reader. Give me a happily ever after, and I am downright giddy.



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Swing into Murder takes an intriguing storyline, adds in some well-developed characters and plenty of juicy dialog, and the end result is fantastic.5-STAR REVIEW: SWING INTO MURDER by Vanessa M. Knight