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Discovering the body of a friend and colleague was not what Adina Donati had in mind when she moved to Washington D.C. in search of excitement. An administrative assistant at a prestigious think tank, Adina is drawn into the middle of the murder investigation. The police don’t seem to be making much progress until Adina stumbles onto important clues and discovers just how dangerous life in the nation’s capitol can be.

“Salem captured what I call a classic detective/mystery case and I place this up there with other novels written by Agatha Christie, Henry Christopher Bailey, and Patricia Cornwell.”

Think Murder introduces the world of think tanks, politics and life in the nation’s capital, all spun within a neat and cozy murder mystery.”

Bad karma, a rival suitor, and a deadly attack are enough to put a damper on any date.

Just when Adina’s social life is looking up, her night out is interrupted by the scream of police sirens. Afraid her bartender boyfriend might be accused of murder, Adina’s neighbor enlists her assistance, and in the process exposes her to the seamier side of illegal immigration and crime in the city. Hard as she tries to limit her involvement, the more Adina learns, the more she needs to know – until a case of mistaken identity lands her in hot water. Will she uncover the truth before it’s too late?

“The compact manuscript told a complete and convincing story. Murder may be the plot but fun and exciting twists add flavor and texture to a tale full of conflict. These things, along with subtle clues, accurate information, and social comment, are woven with a delicate hand throughout the fabric of the story – and very well done.”

“Cassidy Salem packs a punch into these 175 pages, and once you start you won’t be able to stop reading. This story could have gone entirely in a different direction and into the thriller genre as the author takes on some current hot topics, but she stayed well within the cozy realm.”