The Inside Self-Storage (ISS) Store, an e-commerce website providing research and education products for industry professionals, has added the mystery novel “Hot Storage” as its latest fictional product for sale. Written by author Mary Mead, the book is about the trials of self-storage manager Marlena Montoya, who must hunt for the truth when two men connected to the facility are murdered.
Marlena first finds cartons of drugs in a unit that was supposed to be empty, and then things go downhill. A county task force puts an undercover cop on the payroll, one of the owners gets personal, and the local detective stays for dinner. When the murders occur, it falls to Marlena to hunt for the truth with an assist from Monarch Beach detective John Kincaid.
Mead is best known for her mystery series of novels set in Monarch Beach. Though “Hot Storage” includes Kincaid as a familiar figure for dedicated readers, the story takes place in nearby Jade Beach and isn’t officially part of the Monarch Beach series. Titles in the series include “Out of the Blue,” “Wild Blue Yonder” and “Bluebonnets.” The author is working on two follow-up titles connected to the series. “My books are meant to entertain, with maybe a little dose of knowledge, shared from my own experience,” Mead said.
Available in softcover, “Hot Storage” is 254 pages and priced at $12.95.
Conceived as a central hub that allows self-storage owners, operators, developers and investors to obtain cutting-edge information and resources, the ISS Store is owned and operated by ISS, a dynamic services provider that has served the self-storage industry for more than 25 years. The brand includes ISS magazine, the ISS Expo and Self-Storage Talk, the industry’s largest online community.