Praise for The Scent of Lies . . .
"The Scent of Lies is a 10 star! I loved every word of the book." ~ Patricia Collins
"Love this book! One of the best series I have read in a long time!" ~ Leah A Barker
"Didn't want to put it down. Lots of action." ~ Michelle Donohue
The Scent of Lies is Book 1 in the addictive Paradise Valley Mystery series. Emily Parker's world is ripped apart when her dashing private-eye husband is brutally murdered. After a number of torturous months of grief, she begins to unravel clues that maybe he wasn't who he claimed to be.
With the help of her close circle of girlfriends and the sexy new police detective in town, Emily eventually takes over her late husband's business and searches for answers to his murder. When the husband of a powerful businesswoman in town turns up dead, Ms. Parker is hired to solve the scandalous murder mystery, putting Emily's own life in peril.
The Scent of Lies is an engaging murder mystery with a delicious twist of romance, friendships, and intrigue--think "Sex and the City" meets "Nancy Drew" (without all the bed hopping)
***The Paradise Valley Mysteries***
The Scent of Lies: Book 1
The Heart of Lies: Book 2
The Edge of Lies: A Bridge Short Story between Books 2 and 3, the story of Evan & Emily
The Chain of Lies: Book 3
The Pursuit of Lies: Book 4
The Color of Lies: a Bridge Short Story between Books 4 and 5, the story of Colin & Miranda
The Betrayal of Lies: Book 5
The Harbor of Lies: Book 6
(*Most enjoyable if these books are read in order.)
OTHER BOOKS by Debra Burroughs
The Lake House Secret, a Jenessa Jones Mystery: Book 1, With her life going from bad to worse, reporter Jenessa Jones is drawn back to her hometown by a homicide investigation that ends up pointing the finger at someone she loves. Can she uncover the truth of this murder before it destroys her family and any chance she has at happiness?
The Stone House Secret, a Jenessa Jones Mystery: Book 2, Reporter Jenessa Jones is knee deep in a scandalous murder investigation when her police detective boyfriend's ex-wife comes back to town and throws a monkey wrench into their budding romance.
Three Days in Seattle, When LA photographer Kate McAllister flies to Seattle in search of her missing sister, she finds irresistible real estate agent Ryan instead. Soon the two are entwined in a vengeful murder plot -- and a simmering love affair.... (A light Romantic Suspense in the Emerald City)
The Heart of Lies, A Paradise Valley Mystery: Book 2, When the best friend of sassy small-town private-eye Emily Parker begins dating a man she met online, all hell breaks loose. Emily teams up with a sexy big-city cop to solve a murder mystery and save the town, and her friend, from ruin.
The Chain of Lies, A Paradise Valley Mystery: Book 3, Small-town P.I. Emily Parker and her sexy police detective boyfriend, along with a few of her friends, fight to save girls from a sex slave ring and solve a murder mystery.
The Pursuit of Lies, A Paradise Valley Mystery: Book 4, The feisty private-eye, Emily Parker, launches on a new case as the man she loves is accused of murdering a lovely blonde Assistant DA. Emily must prove Colin innocent before she loses him to Death Row.
The Betrayal of Lies, A Paradise Valley Mystery: Book 5, P.I. Parker is finally moving forward in her relationship with the hunky police detective--that is, until a friend goes missing. Suspicions are flying that one of Emily's closest friends may be involved. The desperate race is on to solve the mystery of who abducted the woman and rescue her
before she winds up dead.
The Harbor of Lies, A Paradise Valley Mystery: Book 6, Colin has finally convinced sassy private-eye Emily to marry him, but days before the wedding, when she discovers a dead body outside her hotel room, she and Colin, along with their wedding party, are drawn into another murder mystery, with a huge twist no one saw coming.