AND MIXED MOTIVES
By Four Time Award Winning Author
K. B. PELLEGRINO
A Captain Beauregard Mystery
The West Side crime rate for murder is up again. On a frequently traveled local road in the town of West Side, an explosion is witnessed by a group of potential land investors. When the explosion starts a convoluted series of seemingly unconnected deaths, Major Crimes Unit Captain Rudy Beauregard is frustrated. At every turn, his inquiries act like mercury, where you can’t quite put your finger on the motive.
Beryl Kent by coincidence, is driving by and joins onlookers using her press pass to get by the police barrier. Once again, Beryl noses into the victims’ lives and cons the illustrious Captain Beauregard into listening to her theories.
Along with criminal defense attorney Norberto Cull, the relentless crime solver Captain Beauregard and his team of detectives are stopped at every turn. Greed, envy, lust, and anger all appear to fit. But, no one vice matches for all of these horrendous crimes.
Early on, the weapons used are known.
Early on, there are suspects identified.
Beauregard’s dilemma is in motive.
Enter the intrusive citizen and overtly confident amateur sleuth Beryl Kent. Beryl makes an observation. But, its importance isn’t immediately recognized. And once again, she noses into victims’ lives and cons the illustrious Captain Beauregard into listening to her theories.
Could there be not one motive, possibly two, maybe three?
So many possibilities exist for motive, but not one prevails. The obvious motive, greed, does not fit for subsequent, possibly connected murders, arson, and blackmail.
With one step after another, piece after piece of evidence is exposed, along with the truth.
More Books by K.B. Pellegrino
Him, Me and Paulie
- Drugs, Murder, and Undercover -
A Captain Beauregard Mystery Book #4
West Side MCU Captain Rudy Beauregard is sitting on a crime wave of sexually sadistic serial murders, drug turf war murders, and assaults on his detectives and members of his family.
A Predatory Cabal
- Worm in the Apple -
A Captain Beauregard Mystery Book #5
Captain Rudy Beauregard’s detectives feel out of their element when five beautiful people are murdered in suburban West Side Massachusetts. The detectives discover the victims were participants in sexual forays.
Killing the Venerable
- It's Their Time -
A Captain Beauregard Mystery Book #6
Why are there many drunk driving accidents killing elderly men in West Side and surrounding areas in Massachusetts? MCU Captain Rudy Beauregard and his detectives find it questionable when good men die from accidents on the side of roads.
Beryl Kent and
THE BLEEDING MAN
A Captain Beauregard Mystery Book #7
In this thrilling mystery, Major Crimes Unit Rudy Beauregard is frustrated and suffering at the specter of investigative loss of control. Called to an assault of an unknown man, the Captain meets the intrusive Beryl Kent. She is now a witness and in her mind a victim of someone’s devious deeds.
- Paradise Dissembling -
EVIL EXISTS IN WEST SIDE Book #1
A sociopath serial murderer walks silently, avoiding detection, on beautiful Sunnyside Road, a toney paradise neighborhood in West Side, a small city in Western Massachusetts.
- Oh, What Did She Do? -
2020 American Fiction Awards Winner
EVIL EXISTS IN WEST SIDE Book #2
Who killed Leana Lonergan, that wealthy, beautiful, engaging, and brilliant woman, and was she actually murdered? West Side, Massachusetts, MCU Captain Rudy Beauregard delve into the questionable auto accident that took Leana’s life and find much more than they bargained for.
Where to Find
K. B. Pellegrino’s
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Boswell's Books • Shelburne Falls, MA
Porter Square Books • Cambridge, MA
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- Liferich Publishing
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