Murder in the Mangroves (Mango Bay Mystery #3) (Paperback)
Mallie Monroe's life as a reporter on Coral Island has finally settled down. She's adjusted to the Florida lifestyle, received a small raise, and is enjoying a playful romance with island cop Nick Billie.
Things start to heat up when Mallie's old boyfriend, Cole, reappears and she finds herself torn between two men.
But just before the annual Mango Festival, which had promised to be a pleasant distraction, the body of the Mango Queen is found in the mangroves. So it's back to business and Mallie is assigned to report on the case. She soon finds that the murderer isn't the only one in town to worry about, as her investigation begins digging up old secrets that many islanders prefer to remain buried.
Can Mallie find the key to the Mango Queen's death before the killer plants her under the nearest tropical tree? And if she survives that, will she be able to decide whether Nick or Cole holds the key to her heart?