I was out of town and suddenly found myself in need of another book to read while traveling. My local drug store had a limited selection of mysteries, but I picked up J.A. Jances’ Deadly Stakes as my best prospect. This is her 8th book featuring Ali Reynolds, former newscaster. She, her boyfriend B. Simpson and their employee Stuart Ramey take on a complicated case. A woman was killed and nearby a man was killed. There seems to be no connection between the two at first. Ali takes on the investigation when an acquaintance is arrested for the murder. I found this to be a fun read. Ali seems to have no lack for money, she has a helpful butler, and a rich boyfriend. This must make crime solving somewhat easier!