Opening an old-fashioned five-and-dime shop in her small
Missouri hometown has been a great change for Devereaux
â€śDevâ€ťSinclair. But when she hosts a reading
groupthere, she learns that bad writing can mean
life or death.
To keep her new
business in the black, Dev opens up her shop to local clubs.
But in the first meeting of the Stepping Out Book Club, the
speaker storms out after members attack his poetryâ€™s sexism
and scorn for small towns. Later that night, the poetâ€™s body
is found outside Devâ€™s store.
afford for the murder to close her down, so she does a
little stepping out of her own to investigate, with help
from her two sexy suitors, Dr. Noah Underwood and Deputy
U.S. Marshal Jake Del Vecchio. But when the killer threatens
Dev, they will have to use every trick in the book to solve
the case before she becomes the final chapter in this murder