Author Patricia Murphy reveals first book of Treat Series

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'Dutch Treat' to follow Sullivan heroine's exhilarating adventures in thriller-filled debut

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A thriller-packed adventure following the heroine, Charlie Sullivan, her mysterious lakeside inheritance and her loyal friends in a sleepy Wisconsin town

HORTONVILLE, Wis. – Author Patricia Murphy makes debut into the world of mystery fiction with a thrilling treat. She starts off with the first book of her Treat series, "Dutch Treat"(published by Xlibris), a thriller-packed adventure following the heroine, Charlie Sullivan, her mysterious lakeside inheritance and her loyal friends in a sleepy Wisconsin town.

Charlotte "Charlie" Sullivan is from Milwaukee, divorced and has just lost her teaching position. When she thinks things cannot get any worse, her Uncle Milt dies. He leaves her a cabin/resort called Dutch Treat: complete with bills and leaky boats. Charlie is always living paycheck-to-paycheck. So to make ends meet, she works part-time in a grocery store. Money is not Charlie's only problem. She discovers a family secret as she tries unraveling the mystery that surrounds her uncle's strange death. Her good friend, Oneida Native Conchata Ashwood–Nowak, takes Charlie under her wing and into her house after Charlie is involved in an accident; but Charlie will not sit idly and let the bad guys get away. As she gets closer to discovering who Uncle Milt really was, Charlie finds herself in danger. As always, Charlie's friends are there to help pick up the pieces.

Faced with the unexpected consequences that placed her and her friends in a deadly situation, Charlie must take the lead and put an end to the mystery that plagues her already distraught life. The conclusion is a prodigious display of wit and contemporary grace, showcasing Murphy's uncanny style as a promising literary debutant. With this, she promises an equally-riveting sequence with the second book of the series, "Frozen Treat," currently underway.

“Dutch Treat”
By Patricia Murphy
Hardcover | 6x9in | 266 pages | ISBN 9781499062564
Softcover | 6x9in | 266 pages | ISBN 9781499062571
E-Book | 266 pages | ISBN 9781499062588
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Patricia Murphy is the pen name of Patricia Ramsay. Born in Burlington, Iowa, Ms. Murphy attended the University of Iowa in Iowa City, Iowa. She currently resides in Wisconsin with her family.

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