Barefoot in the Parking Lot
"Vineet Verma’s debut novel, Barefoot in the Parking Lot, is a classic murder mystery with twists and turns that kept me guessing and reading feverishly through the night." - Robyn-Lee Samuels, Independent Book Review
When a dead body is discovered lying barefoot in a restaurant parking lot, detectives Angela White and Paul Conley are called in to investigate the strange and disturbing crime.
The victim turns out to be Jay Sharma, the hotshot CEO of a famed AI company and tech powerhouse. Jay’s distraught wife can’t imagine who could want to kill him. But the deeper White and Conley wade into the evidence, the longer the suspect list grows.
The detectives soon come face-to-face with the dark and sordid world that lies just under Silicon Valley’s polished and pristine exterior. From jealous ex-lovers to rival tech giants, Jay has created powerful enemies, all of whom would be happy to see him dead – and all of whom have solid alibis.
White and Conley hit dead end after dead end. And when blackmail schemes and copycat murders come into play, finding Jay’s killer becomes increasingly more urgent. Can they catch a break, or will a murderer go free in Silicon Valley?
The Stick - a short story
"Short, sweet and packed with suspense" - reviewer
Back on duty in Wichita, Homicide Detective Paul Conley is called in to investigate a fatal stabbing. It appears to be the work of a professional. The woman who was with the victim is in shock and doesn’t remember much. Conley believes her at first, but soon has doubts as the investigation progresses. Things get complicated when a mystery man enters the picture. Is he the one responsible for the murder? Or is the woman not as innocent as she seems? Join Paul on this quest as he unravels the intricate web of lies and deceit.
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