The murder of a beautiful teenager has the resort town of Naples, Florida in an uproar. Was it politics or teenage dark secrets that killed Cara Wicklow, the daughter of the County Commission Chairman? Investigating is Jazz Billings, a transplanted New York reporter w living in paradise. While researching the elite private school for girls that Cara attended, Jazz discovers a secret sorority and its dangerous initiation. There's trouble in paradise for Jazz, and for her loveable Lab, Willie, who finds forbidden romance on Southwest Florida's Dog Beach. -
DIANE KETCHAM was a national award-winning columnist for The New York Times. As the Long Island columnist, she covered every facet of Island life. Prior to her work with the Times, she was press secretary and chief of staff for a New York Congressman. Her two careers combined in The Vanishing A-list, her first novel which won two national mystery/thriller awards. She is also the author of Long Island: Shores of Plenty. Ms. Ketcham worked in media and government for 25 years. Her Times columns were judged the best in the nation by The National Society of Newspaper Columnists, and the best in the New York region by the Society of Professional Journalists. Besides receiving other awards for feature and deadline reporting, Ms. Ketcham was four times honored by the Long Island Coalition for Fair Broadcasting as its print journalist of the year. She also appeared weekly as a commentator on WLIW-TV, New York's public television station which reaches 1.5 million households. Before her work with The Times, Ms. Ketcham's newspaper articles were syndicated in more than 20 major newspapers including: The Washington Post; Chicago Tribune; Philadelphia Inquirer; Dallas Morning News and The San Francisco Chronicle. Her television career included serving as executive producer of election night coverage for WLIW-TV, as well as producing business and current affairs programs. She holds a Masters degree in Communication Arts and taught television production at New York Institute of Technology. Ms. Ketcham lives with her husband in Naples, Florida.