Fringe Benefits, #3 in the Rocky Bluff P.D. series

Cal Sylvester, an officer in the Rocky Bluff P.D., despises Gordon Butler, who is his rookie partner.

However,Cal thinks Butler's wife is hot and he pursues her romantically. Their affair heats up and Cal is hooked on the gorgeous Darcy, but Darcy wants more than love and passion...she wants fine things and high times which are beyond Cal's means.
Cal realizes the pay-off on the life insurance on his wife, Lee Ann, would be the perfect sum to meet Darcy's expectations, and he plots her murder. Will thoughts of his kids keep him from putting the plan into action? Or will his obsession with Darcy compel him to follow through and kill his wife?
Cal Sylvester is based on a not-so-nice cop who lived in our neighborhood years ago--but he didn't kill his wife. I got the idea for how to go about this part of the story by asking my cop son-in-law how he would kill his wife to get away with it.

 One review I really liked was this one, I've only copied the last paragraph, you can read the rest on Amazon.:


The third Rocky Bluff Police Department (see FINAL RESPECTS) is a terrific tale of an egotistical cop who behaves amorally in the best of times but goes over the edge even for him due to the lure of an avaricious woman. Cal is an interesting protagonist whose ego is in the stratosphere, but it is the femme fatale that steals the show as Darcy uses men like puppets on a string. Mindful of the 1944 film noir Double Indemnity (based on a James M. Cain novel), sub-genre fans who enjoy twists in their police procedurals will appreciate this tense thriller as they wonder whether Cal will go through with the homicide-frame and if yes will justice fail.--Harriet Klausner

Only $2.99 on Kindle.

F. M. Meredith aka Marilyn Meredith


Anne Gallagher said…
This sounds like a book I'm going to have to read.
I had a good time writing it, Anne. If you do read it, I hope you enjoy it.
Patricia Gligor said…
You just keep giving me books to add to my TBR list!
Thank you!
Lorna Collins - said…
Once the dust settles - if it ever does, I guess I'll have to really get into this series.

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