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E-llegal Commerce received a 5-Star Review from Readers’ Favorite Awards and Reviews!

“C.V. Alba’s E-llegal Commerce is a riveting sleuth mystery and book one in the Mat Briscoe Series. It’s set against the backdrop of the bustling high-tech business world of the 1990s. C. V. Alba skillfully develops both the plot and characters, keeping readers holding their breath with each new revelation. Mat Briscoe emerges as a compelling protagonist, driven by intelligence, determination, and a thirst for justice. Her interactions with a colorful cast of characters, including her enigmatic housemate Zorah and the charismatic Greg, add depth and intrigue to the story. The plot unfolds at a brisk pace, with each chapter building suspense and tension until the gripping conclusion. Fans of the sleuth mystery genre will find much to love in E-llegal Commerce. Alba’s masterful storytelling, combined with intricate plot twists and well-developed characters, makes for an engaging and immersive read. Whether you’re a seasoned mystery enthusiast or new to the genre, this book is sure to captivate and entertain until the very last page. Excerpt from the 5-Star Review for e-llegal commerce from Readers’ Favorite Awards and Reviews

Be prepared to be up all night, turning the pages to an end you didn’t see coming! CV Alba is an author to watch.” – Maggie King, author of mysteries set in Virginia

C. V. Alba is an amazing story teller.  This story is inventive and mesmerizing; it keeps the readers’ interest and holds them in throughout the reading of the book.  The character development is superb, allowing the reader to see aspects of the characters without telling the reader directly. Moreover, the author creates verbal pictures for the reader, to see the old Victorian house, the area surrounding it, the office building, the art building and other places the author takes you throughout the book.  There are surprises throughout and the characters are intertwined in unexpected ways. If you love a good mystery, this book will not disappoint.” -COL Carol Rogers, US Army (RET), author of When DUTY Calls, Raising My Family While Serving My Country

A motley crew of characters welcome, threaten and intermingle amid vivid descriptors and terrifying twists in Alba’s whodunit as Mat’s fears tug the reader into her very soul. She learns that escaping heartbreak by relocating is a perilous venture. Creative artistry and technology converge brilliantly in Alba’s pulsating and tantalizing saga.” -Bridget Arvold, Ph.D. Mathematics, Educator and Researcher

Murder mysteries are my favorite go to genre.  I found this tech world fascinating. It is new to me. Working for myself, I found it educational as well as interesting to learn of office life which included Murder! The new author, C. V. Alba has brought me into Mat’s world of technology and intrigue. Who could ask for more? I am delighted to recommend e-llegal commerce.” – Anne Hurley, MM

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