Mystery lovers: if you haven't yet discovered this series, you're in for a treat. Phyllis Smallman's Sherri Travis Mystery series was named by Good Morning America as one of its top six series for a summer read. Get the first book, Margarita Nights, today for the bargain price of $1.99!

Margarita Nights (A Sherri Travis Mystery), by Phyllis Smallman

"This is a terrific Book, with snappy dialog, rapid pacing and characters you'd love to meet in a beach bar. Back when Janet Evanovich was still writing fresh, original material she was this good." -- Lindor Reynolds~ Winnipeg Free Press

"Sherri is a likable protagonist, a strong woman with an interesting circle of loyal friends, and one or two who aren't what they seem to be. The plot keeps the reader guessing, with plenty of twists and turns, and the setting is well-drawn, taking us from the most sordid depths of Jacaranda to the heights of the well-heeled with equal ease. This is a very impressive, well-written, tightly constructed first novel." -- Amazon Reviewer
Margarita Nights is a cozy with grit -- serving Jack Daniels instead of tea.

In a small Florida beach town, Sherri Travis is a bartender with attitude and a woman with an inconveniently murdered husband who turns out to be as much trouble to her dead as he was alive.

Sifting through the debris of Jimmy's life, Sherri finds more than a few people who wanted her lying, scheming, scam artist husband gone -- but which one actually did the deed?

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Meet the Author

Phyllis Smallman's first novel, Margarita Nights, won the inaugural Unhanged Arthur award from the Crime Writers of Canada after being shortlisted for the Debut Dagger in the U.K. and the Malice Domestic in the U.S.. Her writing has appeared in both Spinetingler Magazine and Omni Mystery Magazine. The Florida Writer's Association awarded Champagne for Buzzards a silver medal for the best mystery and her fifth book, Highball Exit, won an IPPY award in 2013.

The Sherri Travis mystery series was one of six chosen by Good Morning America for a summer read in 2010.

Before turning to a life of crime, Smallman was a potter. She divides her time between a beach in Florida and an island in the Salish Sea.

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