As open minded as she is, private investigator Sasha Jackson feels out of place when her latest case plunges her into the world of commercial sex. A classy madame has hired Sasha to find a missing Mexican hooker, which seems easy enough at first.

Sasha figures out why the hooker ran away but has no idea where she is running to. Besides, how fast can anyone run in stiletto heels? It isn’t until the next body turns up that Sasha realizes why the hooker must choose between fight and flight, and why the choice is so difficult.

Sasha tests her moral compass as she tries to understand the sex trade and what someone will do in a moment of desperation. She is even willing to look the other way, but then Sasha realizes her ass is incredibly hot and the killer is incredibly cold.


“If you say ‘female private eyes in crime fiction’, loners like Kinsey Millhone or V. I. Warshawski come to mind. Sasha’s a nice counterpoint. It’s just easier to relate to Sasha” -HowMysterious.com

“Sasha Jackson is the true literary granddaughter of Sam Spade and Philip Marlowe” -Ellery Queen

“Blood and Groom was a delightful discovery, as it featured the tough-as-nails, but still self-aware and flawed Sasha Jackson as a private investigator uncovering heinous crimes. Dead Light District stays true to the character. Edmondson keeps the tone light with occasional jokes and sarcastic wit, and her series character is worth the attention for those who appreciate contemporary P.I. fiction” Mark Rose, Bookgasm.com

“A missing-person case that goes terribly wrong will have readers chuckling and cringing as they read Jill Edmondson’s latest mystery tale…an intriguing tale. And Edmondson develops it in style with unexpected twists and turns. Jill Edmondson is a writer to watch” -The Guelph Mercury

“There is still the wise cracking Sasha that was present in the first book, along with a cast of interesting characters. I am looking forward to the next book” -Sleuth of Baker Street

“Interesting moral ambiguities get discussed in Dead Light District, and Sasha continues to be an appealing character — growing as Edmondson keeps building her series” –Joan Barfoot, London Free Press

“The book offers an interesting twist on a mystery. While the book is well written, offers solid characters and an interesting plot, the strength of the book is based on philosophical questions and the research that went into telling this fascinating story. Edmondson shows extreme finesse while keeping the story still enjoyable to read and exciting. Five Stars out of Five” -Lynn Farris, National Examiner.com

“This sequel to the amusing Blood and Groom finds Toronto private investigator Sasha Jackson on the trail of a missing Mexican hooker. There’s a decent story here” -Margaret Cannon, The Globe and Mail

“Dead Light District was sure worth the wait. Jill writes great mystery novels. The book flows, but the key to a good plot is a bit of surprise. I didn’t suspect the ending. Jill has a surprising way to keep me reading” -Rebecca Emrich, Living a Life of Writing

“Sasha Jackson, is once again solving a mystery with a combination of her intelligence, tenacity, and (amusing!) snarkiness. Dead Light District is a lively and exciting read. I recommend it for those who like a fast-paced mystery with an amusing tone. The story has plenty of humour, quirky characters, and a compelling mystery” -Bookish Magpie

“Fuel for enough action to make Dead Light District ideal for a summer evening.” -Don Graves, The Hamilton Spectator

“With the growth of Sasha’s character I am looking forward to the third in the series” -Bill Selnes, Mysteries and More

“Edmondson has created the ideal character in Sasha Jackson—liberal morals, ex-drummer/singer turned PI, single woman who’s sassy and fun. Dead Light District makes the perfect summer read as it speeds along and follows Sasha’s train of thought as she works to solve the case” -Amy

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