Hetta Coffey is a sassy Texan with a snazzy yacht and she's not afraid to use it! After several months of cruising Mexico's hauntingly beautiful Sea of Cortez, Hetta's in Puerto Escondido, a place once described by author John Steinbeck as "a magic harbor." Anchored out, swaying on the hook at the whim of breeze and tide, surrounded by magnificent views and turquoise water can be magical. Stuck at anchor alone? Not so much. So when her best friend, Jan, gets them an invite to a party at a nearby luxury resort hosted by a Japanese businessman - all expenses paid - Hetta figures, why not? Why turn down an evening of free food and booze? And besides, what could possibly go wrong? With Hetta involved? Plenty. Not only are she and Jan soon up to their necks in hot sake, a succession of unsavory intruders sends Hetta scurrying for a safe harbor, but not before she reaches the conclusion that some folks just need killin'.
Hetta Coffey is a woman with a yacht and she's not afraid to use it. A globe-trotting engineer with adventure in her soul, Hetta is determined to solidify her relationship with her long-distance boyfriend, Jenks Jenkins. What better place for a romantic interlude than aboard a yacht in Mexico s hauntingly beautiful and solitary Sea of Cortez? But where Hetta goes, trouble follows, and chaos is sure to ensue. After a run-in with a couple of sea serpents that threaten to rock the boat, she nevertheless decides to take on a project in the port city of Guaymas. After all, Jenks is headed back to Kuwait, so why not cash in on the best of both worlds by making some dough while living aboard her boat in Mexico? Once again Hetta s indomitable spirit, stubborn independence and penchant for deceit will keep the reader in stitches as she launches herself and her best friend, Jan, into a sea of trouble. A pesky parrot, a drunken aunt and a shadowy figure who is handsome in a criminal sort of way lead to murder, mayhem, kidnapping, and run-ins with several federal agencies on both sides of the border.ReviewYou can take the girl out of Texas, but you can t take Texas out of the girl. Set sail for adventure with Hetta Coffey, a bold and bodacious new heroine who doesn t know the meaning of defeat or self restraint. ----Shirley Wenzel, Rice University librarian.Grab your life preserver and settle back in your deck chair as Jinx Schwartz serves up another deftly and well-blended concoction in Just Add Salt ...worth its salt and promises to leave you anxiously awaiting Hetta at her next port of call, Just Add Trouble. ----Alisabeth Dobesh, Gringo GazetteSchwartz is a twinkling, bright star on the mystery genre horizon with her witty and sometimes irreverent heroine, Hetta Coffey. --Fictionaddiction.net, reviewer B. Bramblett, author of Sliding Stop. About the AuthorAward-winning author Jinx Schwartz has spent most of her life traveling the world for work and pleasure. She spends as much time as possible afloat in the Sea of Cortez and pulls adventure from her boating experiences there. She also writes destination articles for boating magazines, and is a member of Mystery Writers of America and Sisters in Crime. When not in Mexico, Jinx finds herself high and dry in the charming desert town of Bisbee, Arizona.
Hetta Coffey is a sassy Texan with a snazzy yacht, and she's not afraid to use it—most of the time.
She's an intrepid cruiser, but wild rumors of marauding gangs of flesh-shredding giant Humboldt squid on a rampage in the Sea of Cortez could keep even Hetta tied to an expensive dock. However, when the opportunity for an intriguing and highly lucrative charter arises she talks her best friend, Jan, into signing on for a mysterious cruise.
Damn the calamari! Full bank account ahead!