CHARLOTTE — Frances Richter, the author of The Sheldon Bailey Series, has released her newest novel, “Love Valley.” Her books chronicle the sleuth’s life as one of Charlotte’s “finest lesbian homicide attorney.” The newest mystery is produced by Moonfest Publishing. It is available in paperback.

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Lainey Millen

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