Perfectly Good Crime, a taut and thought-provoking follow-up to Good Sam

“A first-rate and undaunted protagonist easily carries this brisk crime tale—and ongoing series.”—Kirkus Reviews

When the estates of the 100 wealthiest Americans are targeted in a series of sophisticated, high tech heists of over $20 million in luxury goods and cash, Los Angeles TV news reporter Kate Bradley must venture inside the world of the super rich to investigate the biggest story of the year.

As the heists escalate, Kate’s search is thwarted when the Los Angeles police detective she’s been working with mysteriously disappears, her senator father demands that she stop reporting on the heists, and the billionaire victims refuse to talk to the media. Kate uncovers clues that those behind the robberies have shocking, yet uplifting, motives—it just may be a perfectly good crime that brings about powerful change.

Further complicating her life is a dream job awaiting her in New York, a choice that could shatter from her deepening relationship with Fire Captain Eric Hayes.  Kate must trust her instincts—and her heart—in a high stakes search that will test everything she believes and force her to decide where she belongs.

Awards & Praise

2016 Florida Authors and Publishers Association President’s Book Awards Gold Medal (Literary Fiction)
2016 Living Books Award – Gold Medal in Inspirational Fiction – “Books that are changing the world”


One of the Best Beach Reads to Indulge In This Summer

Parade Magazine

Author Meserve has a real talent for bringing her characters to life. The dialogue is realistic and her word pictures brought the story to life. This is a book that will get you thinking and cause some healthy back-and-forth conversations.

Cheryl Stout, Amazon Top 1000 Reviewer and Vine Voice

From the author of the thought-provoking Good Sam, Dete Meserve delivers a novel that is simultaneously mysterious, fascinating and inspiring.

A first rate and undaunted protagonist easily carries this brisk tale. Kate is intuitive and professional but it's her steadfast compassion that makes her truly remarkable.

Kirkus Reviews

A feel-good enjoyable escape

BookLife Prize for Fiction

Saturated with unexpected twists and shocking motives, Kate Bradley follows clues - and her heart - to discover that some crimes have powerfully good intentions.

Sunset Magazine

Perfectly Good Crime provides us with intrigue and layers of complexity involved to figure out the thief, political influence and spectacular Los Angeles estates to carry away our imagination. Meserve definitely has an amazing talent of bringing her characters to life and making their dialogue seem very realistic through her words.

Debi, Amazon Top 1000 Reviewer