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The devil you know…Darren Fletcher and Issabella Bright are finally getting some romantic alone time when a letter arrives from the Fletcher Group. Luther, Darren's brother and corrupt coheir to the ancient firm that Darren renounced years ago, has asked Darren to stop investigating the firm's shady business dealings.But a call from a friend in crisis means he has no time to brood about his past.…is in the detailsTheresa, the owner of Winkle's Tavern, and one of Darren's only friends, is the prime suspect in a murder that happened outside her bar. The victim is unknown to both Darren and Izzy, but the black key card in his wallet is familiar. Darren has one just like it; they're given to all associates of the Fletcher Group.Izzy knows that Darren won't stop until he's figured out exactly how Luther is involved in Theresa's arrest. But it's an older case, the one that derailed Darren's career and haunts him to this day, that ultimately threatens all they've worked so hard to build.When you bargain with the devil, you'd better win.Book Four of The Bright & Fletcher Mystery series.
The case gets personal for Detroit-based legal—and romantic—partners Darren Fletcher and Issabella Bright when they're hired to solve a gruesome murder on a remote private island Bright & Fletcher are summoned to Wailing Isle, the sprawling private estate of one of Michigan's most legendary—and reviled—retired judges, Bernard Prosner. Judge Prosner's troubled nephew has turned up dead, run through with what appears to be a sword straight out of Braveheart. But is the ailing magistrate more interested in Darren and Issabella finding the killer…or keeping the whole thing off the record? From the nearby small town of Put-In-Bay, Michigan, to the student housing of Ann Arbor, Darren and Izzy uncover a web of lies and loyalty so deep it dates back to World War II. But when Darren alone solves the case, he'll do anything to bring down the evil mastermind behind it all…anything except reveal the truth to the woman he loves. Book three of Jonathan Watkins's Bright & Fletcher Mysteries
Book two of the Bright & Fletcher MysteriesIssabella Bright has had it with bailing her handsome-but-unpredictable boyfriend-slash-partner out of the drunk tank, with him messing up their court schedule and with his buttinsky female best friend. But Darren's latest story is no flustered excuse—the glad-handing stranger who blew into his office is none other than Mister Unreliable himself: Issabella's long-absent father.And the only thing he's brought with him is trouble. No sooner does Howard Bright appear than a psychopath begins waging a campaign of terror aimed directly at Darren—and Issabella. Stalking the stalker to discover his motive—never mind his identity—could very well mean lights out for Bright & Fletcher. But Darren will put his safety, reputation and personal fortune on the line if it means protecting Issabella. Don't miss Issabella and Darren's first case in Motor City Shakedown, available now!
Darren Fletcher, once the rising star of Detroit's criminal justice system, has fallen far. All the way to an office in a smoky dive bar on the wrong side of the city. But a single phone call could be the key to climbing out of his downward spiral: a police brutality victim needs his help, and the family's willing to pay. Big-time.
Issabella Bright's daily panic attacks aren't entirely due to her decision to forgo a flashy firm and go out on her own, but that's a large part of it. She never thought she'd resort to ambulance chasing, until the story about a SWAT raid gone wrong proves too intriguing to ignore—it's the perfect chance to prove she made the right decision.
But Issabella's not the only one after the job.
Darren's connections are enough to get past the cops stonewalling them both at the hospital, but only a judge's order makes Issabella even consider teaming up with the disheveled attorney and his weird—and weirdly effective—methods. But as the case deepens and it becomes clear the Detroit PD is concealing a much bigger conspiracy, Darren and his methods may be all that keep her alive.
Book one of the Bright & Fletcher Mysteries