Special excerpt from cozy mystery Drop Dead Handsome from M.K. Scott

Today’s feature is a special excerpt from the cozy mystery, Drop Dead Handsome by M.K. Scott.

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M.K. Scott
is the husband and wife writing team behind The Painted Lady Inn Mysteries.
Morgan K Wyatt is the general wordsmith, while her husband, Scott, is the
grammar hammer and physics specialist. He uses his engineering skills to
explain how fast a body falls when pushed over a cliff and various other
felonious activities. The Internet and experts in the field provide forensic
information, while the recipes and B and B details require a more hands on
approach. Morgan’s daughter who manages a hotel provides guest horror stories
to fuel the plot lines. The couple’s dog, Chance, is the inspiration behind
Jasper, Donna’s dog. Murder Mansion
is the first book in The Painted Lady Inn Mysteries. Overall, it is a fun series
to create and read. Drop Dead Handsome
is the second book in the series. Killer
should be out in October 2016.
A little
bit about the novel:
The Painted Lady Inn is open for
business and limping along in the B and B world. A high school reunion package
assembles Donna’s least desirable classmates, including the backstabbing
cheerleader, her narcissistic high school crush, and Arnie, whose cheesy poem
had everyone calling her, hot mama. It’s all something she liked to forget.
These are the normal guests.

An octogenarian
self-proclaimed sleuth, Father Christmas, a dognapping couple, and a pair who
is copying everything in the Inn to set up their own competitive establishment
rounds out the group. Maria, the sister-in-law, has a matchmaking agenda for
Donna. Daniel, her brother, finds himself serving as a referee with one guest’s
multiple wives.

High school reunions
can be murder. Detective Mark Taber is on the trail of the murderer, when he
isn’t interfering in a smitten Arnie’s determined bid to woo the no nonsense

Excerpt from Drop Dead Handsome:
By the time, she had the salts swept up and the broom
stowed, Terri arrived. The woman swept in with the same arrogance Cleopatra
must have shown entering Rome. A disdainful head tilt announced she’d been in
grander accommodations. No mistaking the woman, she looked the same, only
tighter as if her skin had shrunk, making her face all angles without any soft
 “Hello, Gentry, Terri, I have a reservation.”
Donna repressed an urge to remark that her presence made a
reservation self-evident. “Yes, you do. Welcome to The Painted Lady Inn. Here’s
your gift basket.” She pushed the remaining basket in Terri’s direction.
The woman pawed through the contents as her lips pulled down
in a frown. “The bath salts that were advertised on the website ad are
Before she could
answer, Terri continued.
“No way, I can carry it and my luggage upstairs. I guess
it’s too much to expect a backwater establishment like this would have an
elevator?” Her sneer announced she already knew the answer.
“Here at The Painted Lady Inn, we strive for authenticity.”
It seemed a better answer than no, we don’t have an elevator.
Terri raised both eyebrows as she stared down at Donna, who
had picked up both the woman’s suitcase and basket. Normally, the woman
wouldn’t have anything on her height wise, but with her hunched over like
Quasimodo, the hunchback of Notre Dame, she was at a disadvantage.
What did she have in the suitcase? Bricks? She stood,
straightening her back and retaining as much dignity as possible. “You’re in
“Hmm. Should I
assume there’s no running water?”
Count to ten. She inhaled deeply. While she didn’t think it
was possible, the woman had grown even more malicious with age. “Excuse me?”
Maybe she hadn’t heard right.
“If you’re trying
to return to Victorian times, then they wouldn’t have running water.”
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