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‘Girl Can’t Help It’
by Max Allan Collins
Teaser Tuesday

An open book led on a table with a lilac flower resting on the open pages - featured image for Teaser Tuesday posts - caption reads 'Take A Look - Read The Book?'


This is a meme for all you ‘page surfers’ out there!

Cover image of the book 'Girl Can't help It' by author Mx Allan Collins




“La Mesa – owned and managed by Brian’s mother, Maria Paulen – was among Krista’s favorite restaurants in a town noted for many good ones. Normally she would have been delighted to drop by midmorning, at Maria’s request, for whatever reason; but accepting the woman’s invitation today meant postponing a follow-up meeting on the music festival with key county health department board members.

Still, Krista hadn’t hesitated in accepting. Not when Maria told her she was gathering the wives and other women with direct ties to the members of the Pistons. She wanted to hear their concerns and answer any questions they might have.

And maybe get some information from them that she didn’t have.

The restaurant itself was on the corner of Franklin and Commerce, across from the blacksmith museum, a parking lot, and the grass-covered rise of the levee. The pueblo-style building, making a sideways L with its rounded wing, was pale pink with pastel-green trim; dark red lettering said LA MESA over the doors and more red edged the steps leading to a deck that served as a patio. This was where the women would gather at ten thirty on this warm but not hot May morning.

The restaurant didn’t open till 11:00 a.m. Maria had snugged an extra chair up to one of the hot-pink umbrella-shaded tables for four. She had even moved one of the latticework dividers to give her guests some privacy, if their conversation lasted long enough for other patrons to arrive.

Krista got there right on time but was still the last to show up…”

Cover image of the book 'Girl Can't help It' by author Mx Allan Collins

If you still need to know more, check out those all important opening lines at ‘Book Beginnings On Friday

Just to help you get everything into some context – check out the premise below.

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GIRL CAN’T HELP IT (Krista Larsen Book #2) – by MAX ALLAN COLLINS

Cover image of the book 'Girl Can't help It' by author Mx Allan CollinsNo sooner do Hot Rod and the Pistons reunite for their induction into the Iowa Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame, than two band members take a final bow. Both alleged suicides. A tragic way to go out. A bum way for one-hit wonders to be remembered. But it’s Labor Day weekend. The show must go on.

With replacements at the ready, the Pistons are back on home turf to headline the first ever Rock and Country Music Fest. Police Chief Krista Larson and her father, Keith, are there listening. And watching. Because they suspect there may be more to the band members’ untimely deaths than anyone else can see.

As Krista and Keith navigate the investigation, a dark picture of the band’s rocky history begins to take center stage.

As betrayal, revenge, and blackmail start playing out in the present, the father-daughter team fear that this encore may be the band’s finale.

The mem host image for Teaser Tuesday, updated December 2016 'The Purple Booker'

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by Ambrosia at ‘The Purple Booker‘. Each week she shares her own teaser lines and invites other bloggers to do the same. So if you have a few moments, why not stop by and see what’s on offer this time, after all, you never know where that next great read is going to come from!

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