In One Murder More a beautiful legislative aide is found stabbed to death in California's Capitol building.
Maren Kane, a lobbyist for a fledgling Sacramento-based toy company, is in the midst of a legislative fight that could make or break her career. She hasn't time for a coffee break, let alone involvement in a murder investigation.
But when police arrest Maren's colleague for the crime, she's certain they have the wrong man. The cops suspect a crime of passion—love gone wrong. Maren disagrees, firmly believing that in the capital money and power drive all things tragic and scandalous, while sex and love are little more than window-dressing. Piecing together clues from the disparate worlds of politics, high finance, and Hollywood, Maren feels close to uncovering the killer's identity. But will she be able to prove her theory--and free her friend—before she becomes the next victim?
Praise for ONE MURDER MORE
“Crisp and entertaining, One Murder More marks a solid debut for Kris Calvin, who sets herself apart as a writer to watch.”
—John Lescroart, New York Times Bestselling Author
“One Murder More is a fast-paced, thoroughly enjoyable mystery. Kris Calvin brings politics and politicians to life in this action-packed story, told with both intellect and humor.”
—Jeff Gee, Mayor of Redwood City, California
"One Murder More is an exciting and absorbing story...I haven't had a round-trip to NY go faster since I left the cockpit."
—Franklin (Pitch) Johnson, Founder, Asset Management Company, Palo Alto, Silicon Valley, California
About the Author
A former local elected official, Kris Calvin, knows politics from the inside out. She lives minutes from Sacramento, capital city of California and has been honored by the State Assembly and the California Governor's office for her leadership in political advocacy on behalf of children.
Educated at Stanford and UC Berkeley in psychology and economics, Kris loves mysteries and thinks there's no better way to achieve work-life balance than to stumble upon a corpse, unravel the relevant clues and find the killer (so long as all of that happens between the covers of a good book).