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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Never Ever Give Up by Erik Rees





















Picture and Synopsis from Amazon

It started with a simple question: How can we help them? It became an international movement called NEGU: Never Ever Give Up. When Jessica Joy Rees was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor at age 11, she chose to focus not on herself but on bringing joy and hope to other children suffering from cancer.
During the ten months she battled cancer, she and her family worked in the “Joy Factory” (originally their garage) making JoyJars®—packages filled with toys, games, and love for other kids with cancer. Jessie first handed them out personally at the hospital where she was being treated, but the effort blossomed quickly and there were soon thousands of JoyJars® being distributed across the United States and to over fifteen countries. Today, more than 100,000 kids have received JoyJars®, and they continue shipping each week to kids in over 200 children’s hospitals and 175 Ronald McDonald Houses.
Jessie lost her battle with cancer in January 2012, but her message lives on in the Jessie Rees Foundation, which has become a beacon of hope for families fighting pediatric cancer.
Join the movement at www.negu.org.

My Review:

This was an amazing story that really captivated me.  I have never heard of JoyJars, but this concept is ingenious, and that it was composed by an 11 year old girl who was fighting cancer herself is just amazing.  If you don't read any other book this year, I suggest that you read this book.  If you are feeling down, this book will lift you up, while it deals with a topic no family should have to deal with, the imminent death of their child, Jessie's outlook and attitude are truly amazing.  I know a family who has been battling a childhood cancer, and their struggle is also inspiring to many.  When I read this book and realized that there is not a lot of exposure for childhood cancer this saddened me.  Now, September is recognized as Childhood Cancer Month.  In honor of Jessie Rees and her gallant fight I dedicate this review to her and to all children out there fighting cancer.  Jessie's father penned an amazing book that will stay with me for a long time to come.  Please take the time to read this book and learn more about childhood cancer, whether it be DIPG (diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma), which Jessie had, or nueroblastoma, which is another form of childhood cancer, and one that a little girl in my community has been courageously fighting.  This book stated that according to the St. Baldrick's foundation, 175,000 children globally are diagnosed with cancer each year.  I hope and pray that some day soon we will have a cure to eradicate this terrible disease.

Please visit the following sites to learn more about Jessie Rees and her foundation and how you can help:

http://negu.org/
https://www.facebook.com/JessieReesFoundation

I received a complimentary copy of this book for my honest review.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Christmas at Rose Hill Farm by Suzanne Woods Fisher

Christmas at Rose Hill Farm

Bess Riehl is preparing Rose Hill Farm for her Christmas wedding, but her groom isn't who she thought it would be. Billy Lapp is far away from his Amish roots working as a rose rustler for Penn State and wants nothing to do with Stoney Ridge, his family, or Bess. And that suits Bess just fine. Why should she think twice about a man who left without a word, without any explanation? It's time she moved on with her life, and that meant saying yes to Amos Lapp, Billy's cousin and best friend. But as Bess and Amos's wedding day draws near, her emotions tangle into a tight knot. She loves Amos. Yet she can't forget Billy.

When a "lost" rose is discovered at Rose Hill Farm, Billy is sent to track down its origins. Get in, identify the rose, and get out. That's his plan. The only catch is that he's having a hard time narrowing down the identity of the lost rose, and he can't get those tropical blue eyes of Bess Riehl out of his mind.

As the history of the lost rose is pieced together, it reminds Bess and Billy---and Amos, too---that Christmas truly is the season of miracles.

My Review:

I always enjoy reading Suzanne's books.  They are filled with likable characters who you feel you really get to know.  This book was no different.  In this story, we get to visit some of the characters that we have come to love in Suzanne's great series' when they were younger.  This story takes place in 1977 which is the year that I was born.  I really enjoyed this story, as I do all of Suzanne's stories.  And that this one happened during the Christmas season made it especially enduring.

I received a complimentary copy of this book for my honest review.



About the author:  Suzanne Woods Fisher is the bestselling author of the Inn at Eagle Hill series, Lancaster County Secrets series, and the Stoney Ridge Seasons series, as well as nonfiction books about the Amish, including Amish Peace. She is also the coauthor of a new Amish children's series, The Adventures of Lily Lapp. Her interest in the Anabaptist cultures can be directly traced to her grandfather, who was raised in the Old Order German Baptist Brethren Church in Franklin County, Pennsylvania. Suzanne is a Carol Award winner and a Christy Award finalist. She is a columnist for Christian Post and Cooking & Such magazines. She lives in California.

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Friday, September 26, 2014

Real Murder by Lauren Carr, Review and Guest Post




About the Book:

 

When Homicide Detective Cameron Gates befriends Dolly, the little old lady who lives across the street, she is warned not to get lured into helping the elderly woman by investigating the unsolved murder of one of her girls. “She’s senile,” Cameron is warned. “It’s not a real murder.”

Such is not the case. After Dolly is brutally murdered, Cameron discovers that the sweet blue-haired lady’s “girl” was a call girl, who had been killed in a mysterious double homicide.

Meanwhile, Prosecuting Attorney Joshua Thornton is looking for answers to the murder of a childhood friend, a sheriff deputy whose cruiser is found at the bottom of a lake. The deputy had disappeared almost twenty years ago while privately investigating the murder of a local prostitute.

It doesn’t take long for the Lovers in Crime to put their cases together to reveal a long-kept secret that some believe is worth killing to keep undercover.

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 My Review:
 
As always, Lauren has delivered a page turner that will keep you on the edge of your seat.  This series is filled with intriguing and likeable characters, and some likeable pets also.  The writing is superb you feel like you really know the characters and you feel their struggles right along with them.  In this story, Joshua and Cameron have to solve the some long ago murders, and a murder in the present, which are all connected.  There is a secret that is being kept that, and the killer thinks it worth killing for. 
I always look forward to reading Lauren's books because I know they won't disappoint me, and this one didn't.
I received a complimentary copy of this book for my honest review.
 
 
 
About the Author
Lauren Carr is the best-selling author of the Mac Faraday Mysteries, which takes place in Deep Creek Lake, Maryland. Twelve to Murder is the seventh installment in the Mac Faraday Mystery series.
 
In addition to her series set on Deep Creek Lake, Lauren Carr has also written the Lovers in Crime Mysteries, which features prosecutor Joshua Thornton with homicide detective Cameron Gates, who were introduced in Shades of Murder, the third book in the Mac Faraday Mysteries. They also make an appearance in The Lady Who Cried Murder.
 
Lauren launched the Lovers in Crime (first introduced in Shades of Murder) mystery series in September 2012 with Dead on Ice. Real Murder is the second installment in this series.
 
The owner of Acorn Book Services, Lauren is also a publishing manager, consultant, editor, cover and layout designer, and marketing agent for independent authors. This year, several books, over a variety of genre, written by independent authors will be released through the management of Acorn Book Services, which is currently accepting submissions. Visit Acorn Book Services website for more information.
 
Lauren is a popular speaker who has made appearances at schools, youth groups, and on author panels at conventions. She also passes on what she has learned in her years of writing and publishing by conducting workshops and teaching in community education classes.
 
She lives with her husband, son, and three dogs on a mountain in Harpers Ferry, WV.
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Nobody Knows the Trouble I’ve Seen: The Story of Irving Gates
By Irving Gates, as told to Donny Thornton
By Lauren Carr
 
I was born a poor black and white kitten on a farm in Pennsylvania, just outside of Pittsburg. My parents were both long haired felines. Mom was white. Dad was black. Yes, it was one of those interracial relationships and I can tell you from experience that it is the kittens who suffer.
You see, the sins of the parents are revisited upon the son. When I was born, I was black with a white stripe down my back—from the top of my head to the tip of my bushy tail. As I grew in size, with each passing week, I came to resemble more and more that creature who can strike fear into the hearts of any thinking being, whether it be man or beast—
A skunk.
I was spurned by all around me. My very appearance would cause people to cover their faces and run screaming in terror.
I was cast aside by all. I was alone. Rejected. Not only was I unloved, but I was feared.
Then, she came into my life.
Homicide Detective Cameron Gates.
Not only was she unafraid of me, but she saw and appreciated the curse of my appearance. She embraced my white stripe. She embraced me. Within hours, I was sleeping with her. She held me close. She stroked me. She told me how lovely my emerald green eyes were. I wanted to be with her always and forever.
Ah, life was grand.
Until he came into our lives.
Hancock County Prosecutor Joshua Thornton. That human male who stole my woman from me.
Now, when there is a murder to investigates, she goes off with him. Yes, since Cameron married that man, that human, we have moved into this big stone house and Joshua’s teenaged son, Donny is a nice enough dude … for a human man. And they have this huge dog named Admiral, who is one laid back dog. He’s okay … for a dog.
They have a huge back yard and some interesting folks who live in the neighborhood here in Chester, West Virginia.
There’s this one guy—Mr. Jenkins, who drinks too much beer and keeps forgetting that I’m a cat. So when he sees me, he screams and calls animal control. It’s really funny to see him running away when he sees me.
There is a strange sense of power in being able to strike terror in humans and make them run from me.
In my heart, I am still Cameron’s partner, even if she doesn’t know it.
For example, after she married that man, and moved me into their big house, I noticed that there was this nice little old lady who lived across the road. She ate Cheerios every morning. So, I would slip through her old cat door and she was kind enough to feed me her leftover milk.
Every now and then, this old woman, Dolly, would go on and on about how someone had killed one of her girls but no one would do anything about it. They all thought that she was a crazy old woman because she had never been married and had no children—so what girl was she talking about being murdered?
But when she told Cameron, who is no dummy, she believed the old woman.
Funny how Dolly was murdered hours after telling Cameron about her girl’s murder. I was the one who had to lead Joshua to the murder scene. He wanted me to come inside because Mr. Jenkins had come home and they didn’t want him calling animal control about me again.
But I had work to do.
Here Joshua was cussing at me, like he always does. Joshua doesn’t really cuss a lot. I mean, compared to Mr. Jenkins, he doesn’t swear at all. But, I tell you, if you pee in his loafers, then Joshua can exhibit a very wide and colorful vocabulary.
Well, it was after I led Joshua to Dolly’s murdered body that things got really interesting.
Then, everyone found out that she was a retired madam. It turned out this girl that Dolly had been talking about was one of her hookers and this murder that she had been rambling about all these years was a Real Murder!
Of course, even though I was the one who found the body Cameron when running off with Joshua to solve the case, which involved deeply hidden secrets going back fifty years the some believed it was worth killing to keep hidden.
But did I get any of the credit? No.
I wonder if I can sue Joshua Thornton for alienation of affection.
Any lawyers out there who want to take my case, email me.
 


Embellished to Death by Christina Freeburn


 
 

Embellished to Death
Paperback: 280 pages
Publisher: Henery Press (September 23, 2014)
ISBN-13: 978-1940976273
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Synopsis:
When Faith Hunter agrees to help PI Bob Roget find an identity thief at a local scrapbook retreat, her friendly croppers’ weekend quickly morphs into a dangerous one. As croppers share their own memories, a killer collects them for her new identity, and doesn’t appreciate Faith in the picture. Faith struggles to balance her professional, detecting and personal lives as threats and secrets keep her off-balance. Things turn deadly when a woman is killed and Faith is blackmailed. Truth and lies collide when Faith discovers croppers aren’t the only ones embellishing, and the results might end her life.
 
 
My Review:
 
I liked this book because first, it was set in my home state of West Virginia, and second it kept me on the edge of my seat.  I don't know anything about scrap booking, and I found that information interesting.  This book is full of twists and turns, just like our lovely state, and it also is filled with more that just one "mystery".  There is a big cast of characters in this book.  That means there were a lot of suspects.  This book kept me guessing to the very end.  It was well written and flowed really well, making it a fast read.  Great job Christina, looking forward to more Faith Hunter Scrap This Mysteries.
 
I received a complimentary copy of this book for my honest review.
 
About This Author
The Faith Hunter Scrap This Mystery series brings together Christina Freeburn’s love of mysteries, scrapbooking, and West Virginia. When not writing or reading, she can be found in her scrapbook room or at a crop. Alas, none of the real-life crops have had a sexy male prosecutor or a handsome police officer attending.
Christina served in the JAG Corps of the US Army and also worked as a paralegal, librarian, and church secretary. She lives in West Virginia with her husband, children, a dog, and a rarely seen cat except by those who are afraid or allergic to felines.
Author Links
Webpage: www.christinafreeburn.com
Blog: www.theselfrescueprincess.wordpress.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Christina-Freeburn-Author/245592138834150
Twitter: https://twitter.com/ChristinaFreeb1
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/ChristinaFreeburn
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West Virginia Authors

Today on my blog I am featuring two great authors that both happen to hail from my home state of West Virginia.  Their books are also set in West Virginia.  I hope that you enjoy reading my posts about Lauren Carr and Christina Freeburn, two authors who make the state of West Virginia Proud.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Lost Legacy by Annette Dashofy Guest Post

 
 
 

Lost Legacy
Paperback: 296 pages
Publisher: Henery Press (September 16, 2014)
ISBN-13: 978-1940976242
Synopsis
On a sultry summer afternoon, Paramedic Zoe Chambers responds to a call and finds a farmer’s body hanging from the rafters of his hay barn. What first appears to be a suicide quickly becomes something sinister when Zoe links the victim to a pair of deaths forty-five years earlier. Her attempts to wheedle information from her mother and stepfather hit a brick wall of deception, one that brings into question everything Zoe knows about her late father, who died in a car crash when she was eight. Or did he?
Police Chief Pete Adams fears Zoe’s inquiries are setting her up for deeper heartbreak and putting her in danger. As Zoe and Pete inch closer to the truth, they discover that a missing gun links the crimes which span more than four decades. But the killer isn’t done. Two more Vance Township residents fall victim to the same gun, and when tragedy strikes too close to home, Zoe realizes her family is in the crosshairs.
 
 

Guest Post:

Family Folklore Turns Murderous
By Annette Dashofy

 
One of the questions writers are asked repeatedly is “where do you get your story ideas?” For me, there is no one answer. They can come from anywhere and everywhere. News stories or snippets of overheard conversation have blossomed into full-length novels—or threads within the tale—when I apply my own favorite question (what if?) to them.
 
As I was growing up, I frequently heard my mom tell about our own family feud involving her uncles, a pair of bachelor brothers, who died together in their barn under very suspicious circumstances. They had recently changed their wills and left their farm to someone outside the family. My grandmother and mother suspected murder! In my own family tree!
 
Now that I think about it, perhaps this is why I became a mystery writer.

 
Anyway, the story fascinated me, even as a child. The brothers’ names, Vernie and Denver—great names, don’t you think?—were whispered at family gatherings. How did they REALLY die? Who killed them? Of course it had to be the person who inherited the farm. Someone had gotten away with murder!

 
Fast forward a couple of decades. I decided to delve deeper into the mysterious deaths and try to find some answers. Morbid curiosity.

 
I didn’t have to delve deep or far. A walk through our family cemetery, all of three miles from my house, was all it took to debunk the story. I found Vernie’s and Denver’s tombstones and discovered the cold hard fact that they had, in fact, died ten years apart.

 
So much for the double murder and murder/suicide theories.

 
After wallowing in my disappointment for a few weeks, I had a head-slap moment. I write fiction! And my mother, who claims to have no creative bones in her body, had given me the perfect set-up for my next mystery novel.
 
WHAT IF the folk lore story I’d heard as a child had been true? What if two bachelor brothers died under mysterious circumstances decades ago? What if it had been determined at the time to be a murder/suicide, but was later brought into question when one of the parties involved in the case turned up dead as well. In the same barn. By the same method?

 
Hence, we have the beginning of my new novel, Lost Legacy, in which paramedic Zoe Chambers finds a farmer’s body hanging from the rafters of his hay barn and links the victim to a pair of deaths forty-five years earlier.

 

And her uncles’ names happen to be Vernie and Denver. I couldn’t resist!

 
About This Author
Annette Dashofy, a Pennsylvania farm gal born and bred, grew up with horses, cattle, and, yes, chickens. After high school, she spent five years as an EMT for the local ambulance service. Since then, she’s worked a variety of jobs, giving her plenty of fodder for her lifelong passion for writing. She, her husband, and their two spoiled cats live on property that was once part of her grandfather’s dairy. Her short fiction, including a 2007 Derringer nominee, has appeared in Spinetingler, Mysterical-e, and Fish Tales: the Guppy Anthology. Her newest short story appears in the Lucky Charms Anthology.
Author Links
Website: www.annettedashofy.com
Blog: http://annettedashofy.blogspot.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/annette.dashofy
Twitter: @Annette_Dashofy
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Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Pressed Pennies by Steven Manchester

  Picture and synopsis from Steven's website.

Rick and Abby grew up together, became best friends, and ultimately fell in love. Circumstance tore them apart in their early teens, though, and they went on to lives less idyllic than they dreamed about in those early days. Rick has had a very successful career, but his marriage flat-lined. Abby has a magical daughter, Paige, but Paige's father nearly destroyed Abby's spirit.
 
Now fate has thrown Rick and Abby together again. In their early thirties, they are more world-weary than they were as kids. But their relationship still shimmers, and they're hungry to make up for lost time. However, Paige, now nine, is not nearly as enthusiastic. She's very protective of the life she's made with her mother and not open to the duo becoming a trio. Meanwhile, Rick has very little experience dealing with kids and doesn't know how to handle Paige. This leaves Abby caught between the two people who matter the most to her. What happens when the life you've dreamed of remains just inches from your grasp?
 
Pressed Pennies is a nuanced, intensely romantic, deeply heartfelt story of love it its many incarnations, relationships in their many guises, and family in its many meanings. It is the most accomplished and moving novel yet from a truly great storyteller of the heart.
 
Review:
 
Pressed Pennies is a well written novel that grips you from the beginning.  It is filled with characters who could be your neighbors, your friends, or even your own family.  It was very easy to connect with the characters in this charming story.  It also helps that Steven Manchester is such a gifted story teller, this made the story flow so well.
I received a complimentary copy of this book for my honest review.

Monday, September 8, 2014

Home to Chicory Lane by Deborah Raney

About the book: Landyn longs for home, but her mother may have other plans.

Audrey Whitman's dreams are coming true. Now that their five kids are grown, she and her husband, Grant, are turning their beloved family home into a cozy bed and breakfast just a mile outside of Langhorne, Missouri.
Opening weekend makes Audrey anxious, with family and friends coming from all over to help celebrate the occasion. But when Audrey's daughter, Landyn, arrives, the U-Haul she's pulling makes it clear she's not just here for a few days. Audrey immediately has questions. What happened in New York that sent Landyn running home? Where was Landyn's husband, Chase? And what else was her daughter not telling her? One thing was for sure, the Chicory Inn was off to a rocky start. Can Audrey still realize her dream and at the same time provide the comfort of home her daughter so desperately needs?

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My Review:
 
This was a book that was well written, but I just could not get into it.  I didn't feel like I connected with any of the characters in the book, and that is strange for me.  I didn't care for the character of Landyn at all (and that is my son's name by they way).  I thought she was a little spoiled.  The writing in this story was great and it was great plot with a great faith element.  I just didn't connect with this story at all.
 
I received a complimentary copy of this book for my honest review.
 
About the author: Deborah Raney's books have won numerous awards, including the RITA, National Readers Choice Award, HOLT Medallion, and the Carol Award, and have twice been Christy Award finalists. She and her husband, Ken, recently traded small-town life in Kansas---the setting of many of Deborah's novels---for life in the (relatively) big city of Wichita, where they enjoy gardening, antiquing, movies, and traveling to visit four children and a growing brood of grandchildren who all live much too far away.

Find Deborah online: website, Twitter, Facebook
 
 
 
 
 
 

The first book in Deborah Raney's new Chicory Inn series, Home to Chicory Lane, introduces us to Audrey Whitman, a mother who has launched all her children into life and now looks forward to fulfilling some of her own dreams during her empty-nest years. However, not all of her children are ready to stay out of the nest quite yet.



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The Corpse with the Platinum Hair by Cathy Ace--Guest Post






CorpsePlatinumHair_cvr_cat-1The Corpse with the Platinum Hair
(A Cait Morgan Mystery)

Paperback: 240 pages
Publisher: TouchWood Editions (October 14, 2014)
ISBN-13: 978-1771510875

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Synopsis
“Look! Somebody’s skewered Miss Shirley to her seat with a silver saber.”
When Cait Morgan arrives in Las Vegas, her only plans are to celebrate a birthday with Bud, her significant other. But then Miss Shirley—a casino owner better known as the “Queen of the Vegas Strip”—is murdered during Bud’s birthday feast. A security lockdown seals Cait and Bud in a private dining room with a corpse, an unidentified murderer, and a group of nervous, potential victims.
As the bodies pile up and tensions mount, Cait’s list of suspects dwindles. Fearing for her life and for Bud’s, Cait knows she must
solve the mystery. But can she reveal the killer before she, too, is mercilessly murdered?

Guest Post:

I’m so pleased to be here today, especially as this Guest Post gives me a chance to talk about something very close to my heart (and, no doubt, the heart of my plus-sized protagonist, Cait Morgan): Las Vegas!

THE CORPSE WITH THE PLATINUM HAIR (Cait Morgan Mystery #4, release date October 14th) is set in Las Vegas, and gave me a chance to think about a place I have visited often in a very different way. I know that not everyone’s been there, indeed, I accept that for some it seems to be a totally horrid place that’s the last place on earth they’d ever choose to spend time. My first visit was back in 2002 and, since then, I suspect I’ve been there about 50 times, so I suppose you could say that I have decided I like it! 

My first visit taught me some valuable lessons: each casino is much farther away than you think it is, and walking from one to another in the heat of the day is not a good idea. I’ve visited in every month of the year, and I now know that I prefer April, May, September and October visits. Being almost as much of a foodie as my protagonist Cait Morgan I can attest to the fact that Vegas has some fantastic restaurants, and I’ve visited a good number of them. I have finally settled on the terrace at Mon Ami Gabi (at Paris, Las Vegas) as my favorite place to dine. Breakfast, lunch and dinner, it gives me the best seat in the place—right opposite the dancing fountains of the Bellagio, and with a view of the Strip that’s second to none. It also means I can do my two favorite things at the same time: eat, and people-watch. And what people they are!

As you can imagine, with so many visits under my belt (quite literally it seems, as I do tend to overindulge a bit when I’m there!) I have come to know quite a lot of people who live in Vegas and its environs, rather than just being visitors there. 

And that’s what set me thinking differently about the place. Its history, the way it developed, how people who live there feel about it, and what has made it what it is today, are all things I wanted to research, and write about. The archives of the Las Vegas Sun proved a valuable resource; the organization is still headed by Brian Greenspun, the son of its founder, Hank Greenspun (who is referred to in the book) and has both print and TV archives available. It was fascinating to find out about the real people who lived real lives in the Vegas of the 1940’s to the present day, rather than just the (in)famous mobsters whose storied names are always quoted alongside the epithet “Sin City”. 

Of course, Ol’ Blue Eyes and The Sands had to be mentioned, along with some other, lesser known people and institutions which have helped mold today’s Vegas—like the Moulin Rouge (the first inter-racial casino) and Miss Sarann Knight-Preddy, or the Nellis Air Force Base and the atom-bomb testing area. Vegas is more than bullets and gambling chips. Today it’s as much about the food as the poker tables, as much about the shows as the slots. And that’s why the type of person who chooses to visit is always changing. Something which, as a people-watcher, I also enjoy.

It’s difficult to wax lyrical about a place that bedecks itself with rhinestones, then tries to tell you they are diamonds, but, you know what? Love it or hate it, Vegas is a very seductive place. For me it’s an oasis of relaxation in a busy schedule, where I get to sit and sip a martini with friends I have come to know well over more than a decade, or to shorten the albeit very gentle Vancouver winter, sharing valuable time with my equally work-wearied husband. For us, it’s a two and a half-hour flight away. For you? It can be within hand’s reach, in the shape of THE CORPSE WITH THE PLATINUM HAIR. Love Vegas or hate it, you might see it a little differently when you’ve read this book. 

Thanks for letting me witter on about Vegas – I appreciate it!



About This Author
Originally from Wales, now-Canadian Cathy Ace writes the Cait Morgan Mysteries. In The Corpse with the Silver Tongue her foodie criminologist sleuthed in the south of France. The Corpse with the Golden Nose found Cait sniffing out a killer in BC’s vineyards. The Corpse with the Emerald Thumb met her when she was meddling in murders in Mexico. This time Cait is caught up in a true closed-room mystery in a classy casino restaurant in Las Vegas. When not helping Cait solve traditional, closed-circle mysteries, Cathy’s a keen gardener, ably assisted by her green-pawed chocolate Labradors.
Website:  www.cathyace.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Cathy-Ace-Author/318388861616661
Twitter: @AceCathy
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