Death is the Pits

Suzanne Rossi
Death is the Pits
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The Wild Rose Press
Release Date
August 2014
Contemporary Romance, Romantic Suspense/Mystery

Love is a gamble.

As floor supervisor at the Casablanca Casino, Dallas Daniels can deal with trouble, even if it comes from her demanding boss. But Fate rolls snake eyes for her when the boss ends up dead and she's the main suspect.

Pit manager Greg Holland knows Dallas didn't kill anyone. But he soon has troubles of his own when the casino manager is murdered and Greg leaps to the top of the suspect list.

As the body count increases, Dallas and Greg join forces to catch a murderer. To prove their innocence, they'll stake everything: their jobs, their hearts, even their lives, all the while knowing that love may be the biggest gamble of all--if they survive.

Book Review by Delta (reviewer)
Sep 21, 2014   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
74 people found the following review helpful
How can you blame someone for killing the very bosses that you've thought about offing yourself? This quirky dramedy will make you smile with its wit, charm and dark humor.

Dallas Daniels is sick of being written up at her job by Tina "warrior princess" Rosetti. As a floor supervisor at Casablanca Casino in Terence, Mississippi, she knows she's not the best at her job, but damn if she can get up enough energy to care. When Tina and the casino manager's secretary both keel over dead within minutes of each other, the cops suspect foul play. They've got plenty of suspects, but before they can even say "gotcha," more Casablanca employees start biting the dust!

Dallas' former lover and current Casablanca pit manager Greg Holland is one of the employees on the suspect list. Dallas never got over their brief but passionate fling, but she's starting to get the feeling that Greg is keeping secrets from her. She still has feelings for the charismatic man, but if push comes to shove, will she be willing to lie for him?

What a GREAT book this is! I absolutely adored several things about DEATH IS THE PITS, first of which is the murder mystery/whodunit storyline. The pace was quick and the wit was sharp and Ms. Rossi kept the twists and turns going. Every 5 minutes I could see another character being the culprit, and though I thought I figured out the real story, the truth kept me guessing until the very end.

Everything about these characters was average...from middle management, middle income, hate the boss, hate the job, hate the ex, makes mistakes, etc. The very averageness of the people made this an above average read for me since they were all so relatable. The sex scenes between Greg and Dallas were super hot and well done, but like their characters there was nothing overtly crazy or over the top about those scenes either. Even though the characters may be run of the mill, this was definitely a fun and fantastic read full of mayhem and lies and murder. I loved every minute of it!
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