When life seems too good to be true—watch out.


deadly production – A Mapleton Mystery by Terry Odell

Maple­ton Police Chief Gor­don Hep­ler thinks his trou­bles with the small-town pol­i­tics are behind him. The town coun­cil has even awarded him a reserved park­ing place. But an early-morning sum­mons from the new mayor has Gor­don on alert.

Instead of yet another bud­get dis­pute, the mayor announces an inde­pen­dent film com­pany is mak­ing a movie in Maple­ton. For the mayor, it means good press for Mapleton—and more importantly—more money for the town cof­fers. For the cit­i­zens, it means rub­bing elbows with celebri­ties.

For Gor­don, the news means headaches, extra shifts, and sched­ul­ing issues. But he’s a pro. He’ll ensure the com­pany has his full coop­er­a­tion while con­tin­u­ing to pro­tect his town. When a mem­ber of the film crew is found dead, every­thing goes side­ways. The mayor pushes Gor­don to adopt a busi­ness as usual men­tal­ity, and let the film com­pany han­dle the inves­ti­ga­tion.

But a mur­der on Maple­ton soil makes it Gordon’s juris­dic­tion, and noth­ing the mayor says can make him halt his inves­ti­ga­tion. When other mem­bers of the cast and crew haven’t reported in, Gor­don won­ders if he’s look­ing for more sus­pects or more vic­tims. Will Gor­don lis­ten to the mayor, or risk his job to find the truth?


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