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Objects of Desire: A Rita Mars Thriller

Valerie Webster

"Is something wrong, detective?"


He strode into her personal space.


He thinks I killed her popped into Rita's head.


"Ms. Mars, I'd like to talk to you about Diane Winter."


It's August in Baltimore City. Nothing's hotter - until Rita Mars gets a shocking visit from the police. Her ex-partner is missing and police are relentless in trying to pin her to the disappearance. One cop in particular has made her his crusade to indict. In the meantime, Rita accepts a client who suspects someone is out to destroy the charitable foundation she works for. Rita hires a hacker named Roswell and a cyber game of cat and mouse commences. This is a high-speed chase of a read that will leave you wondering - could it happen here?

Book Details

  • Publisher: Ignited Ink Writing LLC
  • Publish Date: Dec 4th, 2023
  • Pages: 372
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 8.50in - 5.50in - 0.83in - 1.04lb
  • EAN: 9781952347085
  • Categories: LGBTQ+ - LesbianMystery & Detective - Women Sleuths

About the Author

Webster, Valerie: - Valerie Webster spent a career developing law enforcement applications for surveillance, security and forensics. She has also been a triathlete and a crime reporter. She honed her writing skills through "Sisters in Crime" and "Mystery Writers of America's" mentoring program. Valerie makes her home near Boulder, CO.

Praise for this book

"a brilliantly accomplished crime thriller with strong hints of LGBTQ themes" -- Romuald Dzemo, Readers' Favorite Review


"If you are looking for a mystery and conspiracy thriller, Valerie Webster's Objects of Desire is a must-read for you. Featuring a fascinating cast, Webster spins a tangled web of mystery around the intriguing plot." --Keith Mbuya for Readers' Favorite Review


"I was hooked from the start. There was never a dull moment in this action-packed, fast-paced story. With all the turns and twists, I was never sure what would happen next and was always on the edge of my seat." --Alma Boucher for Readers' Favorite Review


"The writing is clean, the mysteries are tightly threaded, and the fierce femme themes are solid. Very highly recommended." --Asher Syed for Readers' Favorite Review