Deadly Season 
A Carmedy and Garrett Mini-Mystery #1

Last month Kate Garrett was a Police Detective. Now she's a Pet P.I.?
Kate recently inherited half her father’s private investigation company and a partner who is as irritating as he is attractive. Kate has been avoiding Jake Carmedy for years, but now her life might depend on him.

Kate and Jake are on the hunt for a serial cat killer who has mysterious connections to her father's last police case. Kate's father had been forced to retire when he was shot investigating a domestic disturbance. Is the shooter back for revenge? And is Kate or Jake next?


"Deadly Legacy is a masterful who-done-it mystery. The suspects are many. The characters are all well developed, and the dual protagonists are extremely engaging."
Lee Holz, Goodreads Reviewer

Even in the future, the past can kill you.

In 2018, rookie detective, Kate Garrett lives in the shadow of her near-legendary father Joe. When Joe dies unexpectedly, he leaves Kate half interest in Garrett Investigations, his last case that ties to three murders, a partner she can’t stand, and a legacy to live up to.

Jake Carmedy has lost a partner, mentor and friend, but grief will come later. First, he has a case to solve, one that has detoured from a simple insurance case to a murder investigation. If that isn’t enough, Joe’s daughter seems to want to take her father’s place as his boss.

No matter how hard they try, Carmedy and Garrett can’t avoid each other – and they might be next on a killer’s list.

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This is a great read. Alison Bruce's Kate Garrett is a wonderful, complex, intelligent and realistic character. Then Bruce surrounds Kate with other quirky personalities. As a result, the reader is along for the hunt while Kate tracks a poisonous predator. - Garry Ryan, author of Malabarista.

Welcome to the brave new world of Carmedy and Garrett, detectives for the future. - Alison Bruce, UK author of The Calling

An intricate weaving of a celebration of life and the results of sudden death, this book with its intriguing characters is sure to pull the reader in like a whirlpool. With ingenious plotting, prickly relationships, futuristic technology and bodies dropping like flies, Alison Bruce has a knack for descriptive narrative that breathes life right into the scene. - Betty Gelean, Amazon Top Reviewer 

Deadly Legacy" sets a good scene for further episodes in the series. Kate Garrett is a likable character who deserves to have more adventures. - Corinne H. Smith, Amazon Top Reviewer

Deadly Legacy is a thoroughly enjoyable read. Characters are compelling, especially Kate Garrett. Suspense and intrigue are maintained throughout leading to a very satisfactory ending. Enjoy. -
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  1. Hmmm... where in Ontario does this book take place? I'm assuming Toronto, but by 2018 (not so far away), could it be Guelph?

    1. The City is based on Guelph, projected forward and a bit sideways. You might say that The City is to Guelph what The Jeffersonian is the the Smithsonian in the series Bones.