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In Marilyn Baron’s The Alibi, a cover-up could cost heroine Merritt Saxe her life.
The Alibi
Marilyn Baron
Genre: Romantic Suspense, Women’s Fiction, Crime Fiction, Cozy Mystery
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press, Inc.
Publication Date: September 13, 2017
Merritt Saxe, newly hired public relations specialist with the Florida prison system, answers an urgent plea from their division’s director, Willard Ware Baintree. Following his orders, she finds him in the apartment of his mistress, his bloody T-shirt and the mistress’s dead body convincing her the criminal justice superstar is himself a criminal. The director claims he didn’t kill the woman and coerces Merritt into being his alibi.
Meanwhile, as the director pulls her farther into his web of lies, Merritt breaks with her longstanding boyfriend and begins a steamy relationship with hunky attorney Israel Goodspeed, whose brother works for the director. Yet how can she trust Israel with her secret or her heart when she suspects the director has been orchestrating their relationship to keep her in line? Speaking out about the cover-up could cost her more than time in jail…it could cost her life.


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As I got closer to the director’s ranch, he began talking but kept his eyes on the road. “Is there anything you want to ask me?”

I gave him a sidelong glance. Yeah, there were a million questions going through my head. I had my opening, but I couldn’t form the words.

“If you want to know if I killed her, I didn’t. I loved her.”

I bit the inside of my cheek, drawing blood. Did I believe him? Who else could have done this?

“I’m going to get cleaned up, and I want you to call my secretary and tell her to clear my schedule. I’ll be working from home for the rest of the day. You’ll be working with me on a special project. A project we’ve been working on since early this morning.”

It took me a second to realize what he was saying. He needed me to be his alibi. How would that look, for me to be working at the director’s house? I didn’t report

to him. I didn’t have any special skills that someone in his inner sanctum couldn’t offer. I never thought I’d see him again after that first interview. I later found out that the director interviewed everyone who worked for him.

From his tone, I gathered refusing wasn’t an option.

“Do you really want me to work at your house?”

“No,” he barked. “But don’t go back to the office. Go home, take the rest of the day off. I don’t care where you go. Do we have an understanding?” His eyes locked onto mine as I pulled around the circular driveway that curved around his stately home and dropped the director off at his front door.

I felt threatened, but what could I say? I nodded.

“I won’t forget this,” he called out.

Neither will I. Not ever.

“Sorry about the blood in your car.


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Prizes up for grabs:
$25 Amazon Gift Card
eBook copy of Stumble Stones
Stilt House print by Florida artist Sharon Goldman*
* “Stilt House,” a signed, matted decorative print by Florida artist Sharon Goldman. Stilt House is on St. George Island off the Florida Panhandle, where The Alibi is set. The location is representative of where the hero and heroine go for their weekend beach getaway.

About Marilyn Baron

Marilyn Baron

Marilyn Baron writes in a variety of genres, from humorous coming-of-middle age women’s fiction to historical romantic thrillers and romantic suspense to paranormal/fantasy. She’s published 13 novels with The Wild Rose Press, five short stories with TWB Press and self-published three books. AmazonEncore republished her book Sixth Sense on September 15, 2015. She’s received writing awards in Single Title, Suspense Romance, Novel With Strong Romantic Elements and Paranormal//Fantasy Romance. She is a Georgia Romance Writers (GRW) Maggie Award winner. She is the Finalist in the 2017 Georgia Author of the Year Award for Stumble Stones: A Novel in the Romance Category. She’s a PAN member of Romance Writers of America and GRW and winner of the GRW 2009 Chapter Service Award. A public relations consultant in Atlanta, Marilyn graduated with a BS in Journalism and a minor in Creative Writing from the University of Florida. She worked in Public Relations for AT&T in Atlanta for 13 years before starting her own PR firm. She serves on the 2017-18 Roswell Reads Steering Committee. She was selected as a featured author in the 2016 Atlanta Authors Series. She presented on a panel at the 2017 AJC-Decatur Book Festival (the largest independent book festival in the country) on September 3, 2017. Read more about Marilyn at
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