Gregory A. Sallee: Murder at the House in the Middle
A young college coed is dead, brutally murdered in her own home with a butcher knife. Detective Tom James and his partner Mike Turner are assigned to follow the leads and clues through every twist and turn. Her best friend is definitely hiding something, her ex-boyfriend has been stalking her, and she's hinted at other problems that nobody seems to have any details about. Detective James, an inciteful lead detective, is also a family man with a wife and two young children, while Detective Turner is a younger and less experienced officer who is looking to start his own family. Together they begin unravelling the clues and interviewing witnesses, checking alibis and working through the intricacies of police procedures, while still going about their own day-to-day lives.