Cozy Mysteries: He Needed Killing

He Needed Killing

Book 1 in the Needed Killing Series

I was standing in a dead man’s apartment staring at the severed end of a rope hanging from one of the exposed beams overhead. What was I doing here? Last week I was just a university employee who had taken early retirement. Now a man was dead and I was in the thick of it. People were counting on me to figure out what had happened—and why. What kind of retirement was this?

“Fitts establishes Crawford as a likable fellow. He enjoys cooking and has a cat and a dog. . . . [Even] more fun, and somewhat provocative, is his running commentary on life on campus and in ‘Shelbyville,’ when the novel turns to satire.”

—Don Noble, Tuscaloosa News, May 5, 2013