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Monday, September 16, 2013

Trudy, Madly, Deeply by Wendy Delaney Review and Giveaway




Book Details:
Trudy, Madly, Deeply
(Working Stiffs Mystery Series)

Publisher: Corvallis Press (July 27, 2013)
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Number of Pages: 260 (ebook)
This book is due to come out in print to coincide with this tour.
Synopsis
After human lie detector Charmaine Digby scores a job as the County Coroner’s new investigative assistant, the unthinkable happens—a doctor reports the suspicious death of Trudy, a family friend and one of several elderly patients at the hospital whose heart mysteriously stopped.
With no physical evidence of foul play, Char’s on the case, much to the irritation of Detective Steve Sixkiller, who doesn’t want her to stick her pretty nose for trouble in his investigation. But she’s a woman on a mission to uncover the truth, and she’d better keep her eyes open or the next body on the way to the morgue could be hers.

My Review:

This was a surprising cozy to me.  It deals with a type of murder that probably happens all to often, and one we don't really think a lot about.  I really enjoyed this read, it was very well written and had some humorous parts in it.  Charmaine is working at her aunt and uncle's diner, when she makes a delivery to the courthouse, the coroner, Frankie, sets up a job interview for her to be an assistant.  She gets the job and on her first day, Frankie sends her to the hospital to take a statement from the doctor on duty about a suspicious death.  Charmaine then starts looking into the deaths of several elderly people in the last year.  When her aunt is suddenly taken to the hospital will Charmaine be able to keep her safe and figure out what is really going on.  During her investigations she is continually be warned to stop investigating by the local detective, Steve Sixkiller.  There is a lot of chemistry between the two also.  I say great job with this story Wendy.  I look forward to reading more in the Working Stiffs Mystery Series.

I received a complimentary copy of this book for my honest review.
 
 
About This Author
Wendy Delaney writes fun-filled cozy mysteries and is the author of Trudy, Madly, Deeply, the launch book of her Working Stiffs Mystery series. A long-time member of Sisters in Crime, Romance Writers of America, and Mystery Writers of America, she’s a Food Network addict and pastry chef wannabe. When she’s not killing off story people she can be found on her treadmill, working off the calories from her latest culinary adventure. Wendy makes her home in the Seattle area with the love of her life and has two grown sons.
Website: http://www.wendydelaney.com/
GoodReads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/list/7191068.Wendy_Delaney
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WendyDelaneyAuthor
Purchase Links:
Amazon                 B&N








Giveaways


Wendy has graciously agreed to giveaway one E-book copy of Trudy, Madly, Deeply per blog.  Just leave a comment with your email address (I need the email address to contact the winner).  I will pick a winner on the 18th.


Also, there is a tour wide giveaway.  It is a rafflecopter.  You just have to answer one question to enter the giveaway!

a Rafflecopter giveaway









29 comments:

  1. Thank you for kicking this tour off today!!!

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  2. Thank you, Melina, for the great review and for hosting "Trudy" and me today! :)

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  3. I really like the cover.
    sgiden at verizon.net

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    1. Thank you, Sandy! I'm really happy with how the cover turned out.

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  4. I really enjoyed reading this book. Good Luck with the tour.

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  5. Several people on Facebook have said that your book is really good and I have been looking for it so that I too can read it. Winning one would be great!

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    1. My email address is jjrrdavid@live.com

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    2. Thanks for dropping in and providing such nice feedback, Julia! I appreciate it and wish you the best of luck with the giveaway. :)

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  6. Great review Melina! I loved this story and can't wait for the next one to come out! I have the ebook copy but I am keeping my fingers crossed for an autographed print copy of Trudy, Madly, Deeply!Good luck with the tour Wendy <3

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    1. Hi Denise! So sweet of you (as one of my favorite readers) to stop in. You're in the hat for the print book. :)

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  7. OMG I would love to win this! awesome blossom, thanks for giving us a chance!
    my email address is: ReadingMama922@gmail.com
    my name is Debbie Rhoades!

    again, I am crossing my fingers and toes, thank you for the chance!

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    1. Thanks for the very enthusiastic comment, Debbie! Don't keep those fingers crossed for too long. You need them for typing! :)
      Wishing you the best of luck with the giveaway,
      Wendy

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  8. I would love to read it! jsescil@rochester.rr.com

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Judy! You're in the hat for the book giveaway. :)

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  9. This is going to be an awesome series. I'm so looking forward to all the books to come from her. Nothing but the best for this lady.

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    1. Waving hello to my buddy, Heather! Thanks so much for adding to the fun of the day.
      And I know that I can count on you to "gently" (or not so gently!) remind me that you're waiting for book 2. :)

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  10. This sounds like the kind of book I love to read. I am always looking for new authors..

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    1. Stormy, I'm an author who is always looking for new readers. Sounds like kismet to me! LOL!
      You're in the hopper for a copy of TMD. Thanks so much for stopping by. :)

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  11. I agree this is going to be an awesome series!! flintloudon@aol.com would love to win this book!

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    1. Thanks so much for the nice feedback about the series, Pamela. It's definitely a fun one to write!

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  12. Thanks for the replies. If you want to be entered in the drawing I need an email, and I need you to answer that email. LOL.

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  13. I've just become a senior --- maybe I'd better read this book!!
    suefarrell.farrell@gmail.com

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    1. Hi Sue! Thanks for checking in and entering the drawing for the book giveaway!

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  14. Are the other books in the 'Working Stiffs Mystery Series' also going to feature Charmaine Digby as the County Coroner’s investigative assistant, or will she have other jobs? Or will the books feature a new 'working stiff' {if I take it to mean someone working as opposed to stiff like dead :)}?
    I think this will be an interesting, but fun, read.

    donna(dot)durnell(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

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    1. Hi Donna!
      Thanks for asking about where the Working Stiffs Mystery series is going. Yes, all the books in the series will center around Charmaine while she's working at the Coroner's office. The budget there at the County is already stretched to the max, so I can't imagine any more new hires, but you never know what the future has in store (especially in 5 or 6 more books). :)

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  15. This sounds like a great read, thank you for the chance to win it.

    wfnren(at)aol(dot)com

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  16. Thanks for stopping by and for the nice feedback about the book, Wendy! Hey, catchy name! ;)

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