Friday, December 12, 2014

First Fight Friday: Double Duplicity; A Shandra Higheagle Mystery by Paty Jager

Goats solve their differences head-on. They don’t give the silent treatment or yell, they butt heads, and then it’s over.

Cowboy Marvin has learned humans resolve issues differently especially those romantically involved. His curiosity sparked, he has invited authors to stop by on Fridays and share the first fight out of their latest book.


Paty Jager
     is here for ...

First Fight Friday 

with a scene from 

Double Duplicity
A Shandra Higheagle Mystery

Amateur sleuth, Shandra Higheagle, a potter who sells her vases as art, is trying to prove her friend, who she saw running from an art gallery right before Shandra found the murdered gallery owner, is innocent. She and her friend are attending an art event when the detective looking into the murder interrupts their conversation.


“I think that would be a good idea.”

Shandra’s neck popped as she jerked her head to look up at the voice. Damn! Poor timing. Detective Greer stood over them holding a clear plastic baggie of ice. He handed it to her and knelt next to Naomi.

“Mrs. Norton, now would be a good time to tell me what you want to get off your conscience.” His soothing voice didn’t fool Shandra.

“Naomi, you haven’t done anything wrong. There isn’t any reason—”

Detective Greer shot her a glare. “Mrs. Norton are you the one who tossed a file about your sister into the dumpster behind the donut shop?”

Shandra couldn’t stop her friend’s reaction. Naomi shot to her feet as if to run, then dropped into the chair and cried into her hands.

“Are you happy?” Shandra spat at the detective. “It’s taken her months to get over her sister’s death, and you bring it up with about as much tact as a rhino in rut.” Shandra put an arm around her friend. “I don’t want you asking her any more questions until you get her husband over here.” She leveled an unwavering glare on the detective.

He sighed and rose to his feet. “If you try to sneak her out of here while I get the husband, I’ll find you both and haul you in for obstruction of justice.”

She continued to glare at him.

“Am I clear?”

“Yes.” Shandra wanted to keep glaring at him, but as he walked away she had to admit, he could have pressed Naomi for information.

Copyright © Paty Jager


Double Duplicity; A Shandra Higheagle Mystery by Paty Jager

On the eve of the biggest art event at Huckleberry Mountain Resort, potter Shandra Higheagle finds herself in the middle of a murder investigation. She’s ruled out as a suspect, but now it’s up to her to prove the friend she witnessed fleeing the scene was just as innocent. With help from her recently deceased Nez Perce grandmother, Shandra becomes more confused than ever but just as determined to discover the truth.

Detective Ryan Greer prides himself on solving crimes and refuses to ignore a single clue, including Shandra Higheagle’s visions.

While Shandra is hesitant to trust her dreams, Ryan believes in them and believes in her.

Can the pair uncover enough clues for Ryan to make an arrest before one of them becomes the next victim?

Double Duplicity
A Shandra Higheagle Mystery
Available for pre-order now at a special price of $0.99 
until the release date of January 10, 2015.

Amazon ~ Kobo ~  ITunes ~ Nook

Want to know more about Paty?

Paty was a Fire Writer for Written Fireside 
Of The Storm and Be Mine, Marshal. 

She had a fun Fire Writer Friday interview with Cowboy Marvin. 

Paty is a multi-published author. Her latest western historical: 

Evil spirits, star-crossed lovers, and duty…
which will prevail? 


About Paty: 

Award-winning author Paty Jager and her husband raise alfalfa hay in rural eastern Oregon. On her road to publication she wrote freelance articles for two local newspapers and enjoyed her job with the County Extension service as a 4-H Program Assistant. Raising hay and cattle, riding horses, and battling rattlesnakes, she not only writes the western lifestyle, she lives it.

All her work has Western or Native American elements in them along with hints of humor and engaging characters. Her penchant for research takes her on side trips that eventually turn into yet another story.

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