Deadly Pleasures

Mystery & Thrillers

By Mary Firmin

Publisher : iUniverse

ABOUT Mary Firmin

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Mary Firmin was born in the North of England, emigrated to Canada, then traveled to Florida where she owned and operated an Arthur Murray Dance Studio. She moved on to Santa Monica, California where she worked in Real Estate Sales and eventually became Vice President of a large firm on  More...


Megan Riley has bigger things to worry about than the fact that her neighbor has just been found dead. Her engagement has just ended, and she is once again on a quest to find Mr. Right or at least Mr. Right Now. Tired of emotional ties and ready for a new adventure, Megan and her three best friends make a fateful decision. They hire hunky stripper Michael Harrington as their timeshare boytoy unaware he is the prime suspect in a series of gruesome murders. Suddenly, they find themselves involved in a complicated murder investigation led by a handsome detective who is focused only on finding the twisted serial killer before he strikes again. But who will be the next to die? Megan, the hardworking real estate agent; newly divorced Kathleen; Alex, married to a wealthy businessman; or Rachel, the spurned wife of a hot Hollywood screenwriter? Following her own investigation, Megan takes a wild ride through L.A.'s bondage parlors, hidden sex clubs, and the extravagant lifestyles of the rich and famous; soon she discovers that her quest for adventure has abruptly transformed into a dangerous game of life and death

When I lived in Hollywood, years ago, I heard about four guys who hired a prostitute and set her up in an apartment, so they could share her sexual favors at their convenience. I thought I might write a murder mystery involving these men. Then I asked myself, why can't four women do the same thing? Aren't we sexually liberated these days? I realized that it would be much more interesting if the women hired a Boytoy and even more forbidden. That is when I got really excited about writing this book. I hope that you all like the results of this thought process in my book, Deadly Pleasures

"Firmin writes more like a seasoned storyteller than a debut novelist,...Deadly Pleasures is recommended for readers who like to be both titillated and entertained. Ones certainly hopes that the author, an iUniverse Rising Star, has more naughty novels up her sleeves." Jill Allen, Clarion Reviews. (Five star review)

"Firmin's first novel is a first-rate murder mystery...swiftly paced tale of lust, seduction, duplicity and horror, Firmin's debut easily keeps the pages turning." Kirkus Reviews

"Sex and the City meets James Patterson in this tale of friendship that's peppered with enough thriller action to make Deadly Pleasures a solid guilty pleasure." Blueink Reviews