Murder for the Time Being

by Joanie Bruce

Genres: Fiction

ISBN: 9781620205778

320 pages

Price: $15.99

Readers' Favorite Book Award Finalist Murder for the Time Being was a 2017 Readers’ Favorite Book Award Finalist in the Christian – Fiction category.



“You’ll pay for this. I’ll get you both.”

Computer expert Lexi Wynn is frightened. Someone is after her, but she doesn’t know why. Is it because of her past or because she was thrust into a deadly bank robbery and might identify the ones responsible? Escaping a failed kidnapping attempt and not sure who to trust, she hopes her specialized skills with computers might flush out the name of the killer. When a tall, dark, and handsome stranger rams into her truck with the hearse he’s driving and puts his life in danger to save hers, can she ignore the attraction she feels for him to concentrate on the killers? Or is God the only one who can save her now?

Drew Sheffield is irritated when a cute lady stops abruptly in front of him and he plows into the back of her pickup. After their initial confrontation, flashbacks of honeysuckle and  sassy green eyes linger in his thoughts. When Lexi is threatened, he steps in to help the feisty young woman, in spite of agonizing over a past relationship.

Can Lexi and Drew forget the tragedies of the past and embrace the feelings between them or will ghostly memories snub out the promise of a future together?

Murder for the Time Being is book one in the Murders in Madison series.




Joanie has a passion for reading, and her love for books with “nail-biting suspense” inspires her to write contemporary suspense novels. Thankful that God gave her ability to write from home, she strives to honor Him in her writing. Joanie and her husband live in Georgia on a cattle farm and there they raised and homeschooled their three children. She enjoys cooking, taking walks, painting oil portraits, and caring for their home in the country.