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Deadly Pleasures by Mary Firmin

Deadly Pleasures by Mary Firmin

You will not be able to put down Deadly Pleasures by Mary Firmin!


Deadly Pleasures by Mary Firmin

Deadly Pleasures by Mary Firmin

Deadly Pleasures by Mary Firmin is fascinating fiction about Megan Riley who 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.


“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

“There is a nice balance between romance and mystery making this a great read. I always enjoy a good mystery and I am looking forward to more of Firmin’s books as this is one of the best mysteries I have read!” – Kristie from Readers Favorite

“While I’ve been struck by her abundant humor, I am a little ill at ease, how Mary Firmin, most evidently a woman, managed to acquire such intimate details of America’s deepest abysmal levels of human depravity. If you are excited by murder, mutilations, SM or practically any other sign of human degeneracy, then this book is for you.” – Stan Law

“A detective story with some powerful sado-masochism, Deadly Pleasures is set in the Hollywood lifestyle complete with wealth, yachts, trips to Catalina. It is filled with hot guys and hungry women. There’s love, even love that fulfills and there is lots of infidelity. Best of all, it’s well written. The mystery holds your attention, the characters matter, and the pages keep turning along with the twisting clues.” – Kenneth A. Weene

English born Mary Firmin was raised in Canada and taught dance at the Arthur Murray Studio. She moved to Santa Monica, California, where she married and raised three children. She obtained her real estate license and sold real estate for many years, while also writing a society column. She began writing for enjoyment and joined a writers group. She’s been writing since that time and loving it. Mary belongs to the Palm Springs Writers Guild, Women in Film, Mystery Writers of America, and is a former member of the Southern California Yacht Club



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  1. Dear Philippe, Thank you so very much for this fabulous piece on Deadly Pleasures. I am very grateful to you for your wonderful comments. Thanks again, Mary Firmin, Deadly Pleasures

  2. Great review! I’ve read DEADLY PLEASURES and thoroughly enjoyed it. Now I’m looking forward to Mary Firmin’s next book.

  3. Great Review, Great Book! I loved Mary’s book and it deserves all the great reviews it’s getting!

  4. Congratulations Mary on your wonderful review. I haven’t read “Deadly Pleasures” yet but will now!

  5. I have just gotten to the last chapter of the fascinating book and I believe Mary’s way with decriptive writing keeps even those that don’t read much at attention. The characters are alive with action, the racy scenes are vivid and the plot is splendid. Great job Mary. Thank you for sharing is review with all of us.
    Mary is a woman with integrity and writes with compassion that goes keep you on the edge to the end. Both my husband and I love her.
    Rosemary “Mamie” Adkins
    Author, Extraordinary Dreams of an Ireland Traveler

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