The Unexpected Heiress

by Frank W. Butterfield

The Unexpected Heiress - Frank W. Butterfield - Nick Williams Mystery
Part of the A Nick Williams Mystery series:
  • The Unexpected Heiress

May 11, 1953

Nick Williams, a private investigator in San Francisco, receives a late-night call that his sister is dying following a freak car accident.

After rushing over to the hospital with Carter Jones, a fireman and the love of his life, he arrives just in time to say good-bye to the last member of his Nob Hill family he could stand to be around.

Once the cops get a chance to take a look at the car, it becomes obvious this was no accident.

It was murder.

And, with that, Nick is hot on the trail to bring his sister's killer to justice. And it's a trail that reveals plenty of surprising secrets about his sister and their family.

Will Nick be able to find the murderer and stop them before they can strike again?

Find out in the fast-paced adventures of the case of THE UNEXPECTED HEIRESS!

Reviews:Sammy on Joyfully Jay wrote:

This story simply sang as it moved rapidly through the mystery surrounding the death of Nick’s sister. Nick is a smart guy and as he moved from clue to clue and cracked open the real reason his sister was murdered, it all pointed back to a past he was loathe to think about. Through this entire story we are constantly reminded of how kind Nick is and that he is generous to a fault and very aware of how his actions affect those people he associates with every day. When his mouth causes a few of his friends to lose their jobs after being outed as gay, Nick spins a solution at the end of this novel that is brilliant and effective, not to mention it sets up the following installment quite nicely. But I have to tell you that it is the relationship between Carter and Nick that really makes this novel shine. They are just beautifully written and with every interaction you find yourself wanting more and more. Be forewarned, if you are one who must have intimate sex scenes in your novels you will not be finding them in this book. While there are many instances of fade to black moments and mention of lots of showers that end in cold water, there is actually very little on the page sex. Honestly you will not miss it—I guarantee you will fall in love with these characters and be completely satisfied by the way this story is crafted.

About the Author

Although Frank worships San Francisco, he lives at the beach on another coast. Born on a windy day in November of 1966, he was elected President of his high school Spanish Club in the spring of 1983. After moving across these United States like a rapid-fire pinball, he now makes his home in a hurricane-proof motel, built in 1947, with superior water pressure. While he hasn't met any dolphins personally, that invitation is always open.

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