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Kate Benitez

Kate Benitez is a writer of hot, romantic mysteries. She’s the author of the highly-reviewed ‘Accidental Detective’ series, a story about the personal and professional relations hip between a female amateur sleuth and an ex-military PI.

AUTHOR: Kate Benitez

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Accidental Detective - Book 1

Accidental Detective - Book 1
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Kate grew up in England, and worked a lot of her early life in the corporate world of banking and local government. She loves the Stephanie Plum books by Janet Evanovich and always knew she’d rather be writing for a living than commuting to London every day. She never dreamed it would happen, but after spending some time in Florida, she returned to the UK and just loves writing light-hearted, steamy romantic stories with a dose of humor.

You can usually find Kate at her home, looking out over the beautiful Northamptonshire countryside, drinking tea, and the occasional glass of wine, while she dreams up the next story with her husband.

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Mystery... Humor... Romance...!

Anneliese Nottingham had it all. A fashionista with her own city apartment and a great job in a career she loved... until a friendly word to a VIP client got her fired and now she's about to lose everything.

Leo MacKenzie is wealthy beyond imagination. One of Boston's elite, he's an ex-Marine with an exclusive detective agency for the rich and famous... but he keeps a dark family secret.

Leo wants to forget his painful past and Anneliese isn't looking for love, but when the two of them are thrown together to solve a strange crime, the undeniable chemistry between them grows from an ember to a spark. With reputations at stake, will they keep it professional or give in to their desires?

If you like female amateur sleuths, witty dialogue, bizarre crimes and a touch of romance, then you'll love the first installment of Kate Benitez' romantic mystery series.

Discover Anneliese and Leo's crime-solving world and their smoldering romance in Accidental Detective today!



I saw this author and this series on Facebook and decided to try it out. It was free for now, what could I lose? Well, I won big time. This is a well done series. You are immediately caught by the writing and the theme. Yea, yea, you might say there are lots of private investigator stories out there with beautiful feminine character and hot hunky ex-marine but still, this one is worth your time. Leo is from al wealthy family but is doing this investigator business on his own. Anneliese is a beautiful brunette with brains. So, of course, Leo hires her as his assistant and then she demonstrates how smart she is. It is a quick read and one that leaves you with a pleasant memory. I went ahead and got books 2, 3, and 4 and I'll be getting 5 when it is available. A fine read for the beach, for bed when you don't want to get too involved in a murder, or just for an evening to relax.


I got this book from joining the author's newsletter. I was hooked on the story from the start. It was easy to get caught up with Leo and Anneliese from the very beginning. They are both likeable and interesting and I read the book straight through. I love books that keep me guessing and I loved the way the cases were closed at the end. I'm definitely getting more books from Kate Benitez.



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