Glitter, Glam, and Contraband: A Delanie Fitzgerald Mystery
by Heather Leigh Weidner

About Glitter, Glam, and Contraband

Glitter, Glam, and Contraband: A Delanie Fitzgerald Mystery
Traditional Mystery/Female Sleuth/Humorous Mystery
3rd in Series
Publisher: Sandpiper Productions (November 19, 2019)
Paperback: 240 pages
ISBN-10: 099945983X
ISBN-13: 978-0999459836

Private investigator, Delanie Fitzgerald, and her computer hacker partner, Duncan Reynolds, are back for more sleuthing in Glitter, Glam and Contraband. In this fast-paced mystery, the Falcon Investigations team is hired to find out who is stealing from the talent at a local drag show. Delanie gets more than she bargains for and a few makeup tips in the process. Meanwhile, a mysterious sound in the ceiling of her office vexes Delanie. She uses her sleuthing skills to track down the source and uncover a creepy contraband operation.

Glitter, Glam, and Contraband features a strong female sleuth with a knack for getting herself in and out of humorous situations like helping sleezy strip club owner, Chaz Smith on his quest to become Richmond’s next mayor, tracking down missing reptiles, and uncovering hidden valuables from a 100-year-old crime with a Poe connection.

Character Interview with Private Investigator, Delanie Fitzgerald

Q: Tell our readers a little bit about yourself–maybe something readers might not guess?

My name is Delanie Fitzgerald, and I’m the owner of Falcon Investigations in Chesterfield County, Virginia. I chose the name of my company in honor of Dashiell Hammett’s The Maltese Falcon.

Q: Who’s the character you get along with the best? Why?

One of my closest friends is my partner, Duncan Reynolds. He’s a computer guru who has a knack for getting computers to cough up all sorts of information. We share our office with his sidekick, Margaret the English bulldog.

Q:  Which other character do you have a conflict with? Why?

I met this sleazy strip club owner last summer when he wanted some dirt on the Mayor of Richmond. Then I had to spend most of my summer helping him clear his name when the mayor ended up murdered outside of his establishment. The strip club owner, Charles Wellington Smith, III (Chaz) has horrible table manners and no filter. He says whatever pops into his head, but he’s a good, cash-paying client. Recently, he’s hired Falcon Investigations to dig up dirt on the other politicians running for mayor.

Q:  Just between you and me: What do you really think of your author?

Heather’s an interesting character too. Even though we are very different people, we both are redheads and love 80s music.

Q: What’s next for you?

Duncan and I are back for more adventures in Glitter, Glam, and Contraband. We help find a thief who is stealing from the talent at a drag show, and we get mixed up in a smuggling investigation that leads to some creepy finds.

About Heather Weidner

Glitter, Glam, and Contraband is Heather Weidner’s third novel in the Delanie Fitzgerald series. Her short stories appear in the Virginia is for Mysteries series, 50 Shades of Cabernet, and Deadly Southern Charm. Her novellas appear in The Mutt Mysteries series. She is a member of Sisters in Crime – Central Virginia, Guppies, International Thriller Writers, and James River Writers.

Originally from Virginia Beach, Heather has been a mystery fan since Scooby-Doo and Nancy Drew. She lives in Central Virginia with her husband and a pair of Jack Russell terriers.

Heather earned her BA in English from Virginia Wesleyan University and her MA in American literature from the University of Richmond. Through the years, she has been a technical writer, editor, college professor, software tester, and IT manager.

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