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JANUARY, 2018 THE PIT AND THE PASSION By: M. S. Spencer The Plot: At midnight, in the darkness of a deserted hotel, comes a scream and a splash. Eighty-five years later, work- men uncover a skeleton in an old eleva- tor shaft. Who is it, and how did it get there? To find out, Charity Snow, ace reporter for the Longboat Key Planet, teams up with Rancor Bass, best-selling author. A college ring they find at the dig site may prove to be their best clue. Although his arrogance nearly exceeds his talent, Charity soon discov- ers a warm heart beating under Rancor‟s handsome exterior. While dealing with a drop-dead gorgeous editor who may or may not be a villain, a publisher with a dark secret, and an iras- cible forensic specialist, Charity and Rancor unearth an unex- pected link to the most famous circus family in the world. An Excerpt Two medics were working on something in a deep pit. One of them looked up. “Hey, Pete, I think we‟re gonna need a spe- cialist.” His face was tinged an unattractive green. “You okay, Carl? What kind of specialist?” “Forensics.” He turned away. They heard gagging. The other EMT added, “And maybe one of those physical anthropologists. Or a dentist.” He helped Carl up and they climbed out of the pit. “How come?” He laughed. “‟Cause from the looks of this joker, he‟s been around a looonnnng time.” Charity ached to get a look at the thing but knew Pete wouldn‟t let her until they‟d secured the scene. Rancor apparently felt no such compunction. He marched past the policemen and peered into the hole. Turning to Charity, he yelled, “I think we‟ve found our ghost.” Reviews Welcome. Available in Print and E-Book At: The Wild Rose Press Amazon BN Author Contact Info: Prices: Print: $18.99 E-Book: $5.99 Length: 418 Pages Heat Level: PG-13 Blog Facebook Twitter Amazon Author Page Biography: Although M. S. Spencer has lived or traveled in five continents, the last thirty years were spent mostly in Washington, D.C. as a librarian, Congressional staff assistant, speechwriter, editor, policy wonk, non-profit di- rector and parent. She has two fabulous grown children and a perfect granddaughter. Ms. Spencer has published eleven romantic suspense/murder mystery novels, and currently divides her time between the Gulf coast of Florida and a tiny village in Maine. 37 5