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The stakes are high in Vegas for Detective Dale Dayton and Investigator Calvin Watters WILD CARD by Luke Murphy #thriller #crime #fiction #newrelease

 

TODAY’S REVOLVING BOOK is WILD CARD by international bestselling author LUKE MURPHY.

WHERE YOU CAN BUY IT: 

Amazon: http://amzn.to/2ynPWcE

Amazon Canada: http://getbook.at/WildCard

This time, it’s not a job.

After proving his innocence as a murder suspect, taking down an assassin, and being an instrumental part in solving a high profile murder, Calvin Watters believes he can finally move on—until Ace Sanders’ prison escape catapults him into action.

This time, it’s personal!

Something has always bothered Detective Dale Dayton about the arrest of Ace Sanders. Call it police intuition, but his inner ‘cop alarm’ keeps twitching. When Dale reopens the case, he’s introduced to new evidence that leads him into a political nightmare.

Who will play the Wild Card to survive?

While Calvin tracks Sanders across continents and into unknown, unfriendly surroundings, Dale remains in Vegas to uncover the truth behind police corruption, prison escapes, and hired assassins. But Calvin and Dale must be vigilant, because there’s a deadly, new player in town.

 

STELLAR REVIEWS:
“This one contains all the danger, treachery, and action a thriller reader could wish for. Luke Murphy has the touch.”
—Steve Berry, New York Times bestselling author of The Lost Order

Wild Card by Luke Murphy is an engaging suspense read with escalating action and pace. Even lethal jungle creatures wield their brand of justice. Hold on for a wild ride that doesn’t end until the last page.” —Jordan Dane, bestselling author of the Sweet Justice series

“Murder, sex, hackers, leg-breakers, shady Russians, flawed heroes, and a ruthless killer in an elaborate criminal chess game: Luke Murphy delivers.” —Bryan Gruley, author of the Starvation Lake trilogy

“A wild ride! Exciting characters. An adventurous read. Loved it!” —Jonas Saul, author of the Sarah Roberts Series

“Luke Murphy’s Wild Card is a fast-paced, twisty international thriller laced with refreshing bouts of humor. Reformed debt-collector Calvin Watters and cop buddy Dale Dayton have clear-eyed courage when battling drug cartels and rogue snipers, even as they try to keep it together on the homefront. In a rapid-fire plot with bullets flying, Murphy’s characters never lose their depth or likability. A highly addictive read.” —Nadine Doolittle, author of Iced Under

“From the glitter and grunge of the Vegas strip to the steamy depths of the Amazon rainforest, Wild Card takes the reader on an unforgettable trip. From the first page, it grabs you like an anaconda and refuses to let go. Murphy is a relentless writer— and his latest offering, Wild Card, is like a raging river that can’t be tamed.”—Jeff Buick, author of Bloodline

AUTHOR BIO:

Luke Murphy is the International bestselling author of Dead Man’s Hand (Imajin Books, 2012) and Kiss & Tell (Imajin Books, 2015).

Murphy played six years of professional hockey before retiring in 2006. His sports column, “Overtime” (Pontiac Equity), was nominated for the 2007 Best Sports Page in Quebec, and won the award in 2009. He has also worked as a radio journalist (CHIPFM 101.7).

Murphy lives in Shawville, QC with his wife, three daughters and pug. He is a teacher who holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing, and a Bachelor of Education (Magna Cum Laude).

Wild Card, a sequel to Dead Man’s Hand, is Murphy’s third novel.

CONNECT WITH LUKE MURPHY ONLINE:

For more information on Luke and his books, visit: www.authorlukemurphy.com, ‘like’ his Facebook page www.facebook.com/AuthorLukeMurphy and follow him on Twitter www.twitter.com/AuthorLMurphy

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Hairstylist sleuth Marla Vail is back and this time she’s after a killer car. HAIR BRAINED by Nancy J. Cohen

 

Today’s Revolving Book is the new release: HAIR BRAINED by Nancy J. Cohen.

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CONTEST: Win a Tea Lovers basket and a signed copy of Facials Can Be Fatal 

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WHAT IT’S ABOUT:

When hairstylist Marla Vail’s best friend is hurt in a car crash, Marla takes over as her baby’s guardian. No sooner does Marla say, “Baby want a bottle?” than she’s embroiled in another murder investigation. Her husband, Detective Dalton Vail, determines the crash may not have been an accident after all. But then, who would want Tally—or Ken in the car with her—out of the way?

Ken’s insurance agency was involved in a fraud investigation. Did someone mean to silence him? Or could something in Tally’s life have put her in jeopardy? She’d recently joined a tea ladies circle. Had she discovered secrets among the women that almost got her killed? Or could she be the target of a disgruntled employee from her dress shop? As Marla delves further into her friends’ backgrounds, she realizes she didn’t know them as well as she’d thought. Even so, Tally and Ken have trusted her with their child’s care. Can she protect the baby and find the culprit before someone else becomes roadkill?

SNEAK PEEK:

“Where do you think you’re going?” the man named Rick demanded with a snarl.

“I, uh, need something from my car.” She pointed to the front door, so close and yet frustratingly far under the circumstances.

“You’re not thinking of leaving, are you? Because I’d hate to think you were a tease.” A menacing light in his cold blue eyes told her it wouldn’t be a wise move on her part.

EARLY REVIEWS ON GOODREADS:

“A complicated and intense mystery with strong emotional elements that may make you look closer at your own friendships and personal values.” Laura R.

“I love this series. This one had lots of twists and turns to keep you reading to find out what happened and why.” Joanie H.

“The story is engaging, sad, frightening and hopeful as Marla Vail’s friends, Ken and Tally, are in a car accident and Marla attains temporary custody of their young son Luke. The author had me reading as fast as I could so I could find out how everything would evolve.” Sandy B.

“I started this book and got so involved in the story that I could not put it down till I finished.” Linda M.

“Kept me reading very late into the night.” Shirley S.

ABOUT NANCY J. COHEN:

Nancy J. Cohen writes the Bad Hair Day Mysteries featuring South Florida hairstylist Marla Vail. Titles in this series have made the IMBA bestseller list, been named by Suspense Magazine as best cozy mystery, and won third place in the Arizona Literary Awards. Nancy is also the author of the instructional guide, Writing the Cozy Mystery. A featured speaker at libraries, conferences, and community events, Nancy is listed in Contemporary Authors, Poets & Writers, and Who’s Who in U.S. Writers, Editors, & Poets. When not busy writing, she enjoys fine dining, visiting Disney World, cruising, and shopping.

FOLLOW NANCY ONLINE:

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A reporter investigates a murder in her home town after her dog finds a dead body. REALLY TRULY DEAD by @MaggieToussaint #amreading #cozy #mystery

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Today’s REVOLVING BOOK is the mystery REALLY, TRULY DEAD by MAGGIE TOUSSAINT

Bailey tugged the leash out of my palm and bolted inside the forbidden zone. My stomach knotted as she headed straight for the dead man.

Science writer Lindsey McKay takes a leave of absence from her job and returns home with her dog to save the family newspaper. She left Danville ten years ago and she trusts she can wrap this up quickly. She promises her Atlanta boss she’ll return in two-weeks.

Sheriff Ike Harper is thrilled at Lindsey’s homecoming. She’s the gal who got away, and now he has a second chance at the woman he’s always admired.

Lindsey encourages her father to fight for the paper’s survival, but he won’t cooperate. Meanwhile, the murder of a local judge is a boon for the newspaper, but it’s too late. With her leave running out, neither the tragedy nor Lindsey’s hard work can save the failing business. Then the sheriff arrests her father for the murder, and she faces a new challenge.

Determined to clear her father’s name, Lindsey stirs up a hornet’s nest of trouble. Will saving her father’s life cost Lindsey hers?

BUY THE BOOK:

*Available exclusively on Kindle: http://amzn.to/2lfJkTU

READ AN EXCERPT:

http://maggietoussaint.com/really-truly-dead/#excerpt

 REVIEWS OF MAGGIE’S PREVIOUS BOOKS:

“an exciting whodunit” – Publishers Weekly says of Death, Island Style http://www.publishersweekly.com/978-1-4328-2566-9

“Toussaint creates a gutsy heroine whose struggles with murder and romance add up to a very enjoyable read” – Kirkus Reviews on Death, Island Style https://www.kirkusreviews.com/book-reviews/maggie-toussaint/death-island-style/#review

“Eccentric and fun, this book is definitely worth a read” – Amy Lignor, Romantic Times. March 2012, Issue # 337, p. 70, on Death, Island Style

“I have been a fan girl of Maggie Toussaint for four years and then some.  We were connected through everyone’s favorite military spouse, Kim Adams Lowe.  Kim and I did a promo for Maggie and I have been doing them every time she says “Mary I have a book coming out”, and I scream how soon can I get my hands on it.” – Mary Gramlich, The Reading Reviewer, for Gone and Done It http://marygramlich.blogspot.com/2014/04/gone-and-done-it-by-maggie-toussaint.html

“Wow! I couldn’t put this down once I started it. I loved it!” Lori Mitchell Myers on Gone and Done It as seen on Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/846158411?book_show_action=false&from_review_page=1

AUTHOR BIO – MAGGIE TOUSSAINT:

Southern author Maggie Toussaint writes mystery, suspense, and dystopian fiction. Her work won the Silver Falchion Award for best mystery, the Readers’ Choice Award, and the EPIC Award. She’s published seventeen novels as well as several short stories and novellas. The next book in her paranormal mystery series, Dadgummit, releases June 2017. Maggie serves on the national board for Mystery Writers of America, is President of Southeast Mystery Writers of America, and is Co-VP of Low Country Sisters In Crime. Visit her at www.maggietoussaint.com.

MAGGIE LOVES TO HEAR FROM HER READERS – CONNECT WITH MAGGIE ONLINE:

GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/1276258.Maggie_Toussaint

FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/MaggieToussaintAuthor

TWITTER: http://www.twitter.com/MaggieToussaint

LINKEDIN: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/maggie-toussaint/30/1a5/572/

PNTEREST:  http://www.pinterest.com/maggietoussaint

BOOKLOVER’S BENCH: http://bookloversbench.com/maggie-toussaint/

BOOKBUB: https://www.bookbub.com/authors/maggie-toussaint

AMAZON AUTHOR PAGE:  http://www.amazon.com/author/maggietoussaint

WEBSITE: http://www.maggietoussaint.com

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What do you do when your dog finds a dead body? You start digging for clues! REALLY TRULY DEAD @MaggieToussaint #cozy #mystery

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Today’s REVOLVING BOOK is the mystery REALLY, TRULY DEAD by MAGGIE TOUSSAINT

Bailey tugged the leash out of my palm and bolted inside the forbidden zone. My stomach knotted as she headed straight for the dead man.

Science writer Lindsey McKay takes a leave of absence from her job and returns home with her dog to save the family newspaper. She left Danville ten years ago and she trusts she can wrap this up quickly. She promises her Atlanta boss she’ll return in two-weeks.

Sheriff Ike Harper is thrilled at Lindsey’s homecoming. She’s the gal who got away, and now he has a second chance at the woman he’s always admired.

Lindsey encourages her father to fight for the paper’s survival, but he won’t cooperate. Meanwhile, the murder of a local judge is a boon for the newspaper, but it’s too late. With her leave running out, neither the tragedy nor Lindsey’s hard work can save the failing business. Then the sheriff arrests her father for the murder, and she faces a new challenge.

Determined to clear her father’s name, Lindsey stirs up a hornet’s nest of trouble. Will saving her father’s life cost Lindsey hers?

BUY THE BOOK:

*Available exclusively on Kindle: http://amzn.to/2lfJkTU

READ AN EXCERPT:

http://maggietoussaint.com/really-truly-dead/#excerpt

 REVIEWS OF MAGGIE’S PREVIOUS BOOKS:

“an exciting whodunit” – Publishers Weekly says of Death, Island Style http://www.publishersweekly.com/978-1-4328-2566-9

“Toussaint creates a gutsy heroine whose struggles with murder and romance add up to a very enjoyable read” – Kirkus Reviews on Death, Island Style https://www.kirkusreviews.com/book-reviews/maggie-toussaint/death-island-style/#review

“Eccentric and fun, this book is definitely worth a read” – Amy Lignor, Romantic Times. March 2012, Issue # 337, p. 70, on Death, Island Style

“I have been a fan girl of Maggie Toussaint for four years and then some.  We were connected through everyone’s favorite military spouse, Kim Adams Lowe.  Kim and I did a promo for Maggie and I have been doing them every time she says “Mary I have a book coming out”, and I scream how soon can I get my hands on it.” – Mary Gramlich, The Reading Reviewer, for Gone and Done It http://marygramlich.blogspot.com/2014/04/gone-and-done-it-by-maggie-toussaint.html

“Wow! I couldn’t put this down once I started it. I loved it!” Lori Mitchell Myers on Gone and Done It as seen on Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/846158411?book_show_action=false&from_review_page=1

AUTHOR BIO – MAGGIE TOUSSAINT:

Southern author Maggie Toussaint writes mystery, suspense, and dystopian fiction. Her work won the Silver Falchion Award for best mystery, the Readers’ Choice Award, and the EPIC Award. She’s published seventeen novels as well as several short stories and novellas. The next book in her paranormal mystery series, Dadgummit, releases June 2017. Maggie serves on the national board for Mystery Writers of America, is President of Southeast Mystery Writers of America, and is Co-VP of Low Country Sisters In Crime. Visit her at www.maggietoussaint.com.

MAGGIE LOVES TO HEAR FROM HER READERS – CONNECT WITH MAGGIE ONLINE:

GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/1276258.Maggie_Toussaint

FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/MaggieToussaintAuthor

TWITTER: http://www.twitter.com/MaggieToussaint

LINKEDIN: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/maggie-toussaint/30/1a5/572/

PNTEREST:  http://www.pinterest.com/maggietoussaint

BOOKLOVER’S BENCH: http://bookloversbench.com/maggie-toussaint/

BOOKBUB: https://www.bookbub.com/authors/maggie-toussaint

AMAZON AUTHOR PAGE:  http://www.amazon.com/author/maggietoussaint

WEBSITE: http://www.maggietoussaint.com

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Her dog finds a dead body. And now she is has to find the killer or she might end up REALLY TRULY DEAD by @MaggieToussaint #mystery #cozy #amreading #new

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Today’s REVOLVING BOOK is the mystery REALLY, TRULY DEAD by MAGGIE TOUSSAINT

Bailey tugged the leash out of my palm and bolted inside the forbidden zone. My stomach knotted as she headed straight for the dead man.

Science writer Lindsey McKay takes a leave of absence from her job and returns home with her dog to save the family newspaper. She left Danville ten years ago and she trusts she can wrap this up quickly. She promises her Atlanta boss she’ll return in two-weeks.

Sheriff Ike Harper is thrilled at Lindsey’s homecoming. She’s the gal who got away, and now he has a second chance at the woman he’s always admired.

Lindsey encourages her father to fight for the paper’s survival, but he won’t cooperate. Meanwhile, the murder of a local judge is a boon for the newspaper, but it’s too late. With her leave running out, neither the tragedy nor Lindsey’s hard work can save the failing business. Then the sheriff arrests her father for the murder, and she faces a new challenge.

Determined to clear her father’s name, Lindsey stirs up a hornet’s nest of trouble. Will saving her father’s life cost Lindsey hers?

BUY THE BOOK:

*Available exclusively on Kindle: http://amzn.to/2lfJkTU

READ AN EXCERPT:

http://maggietoussaint.com/really-truly-dead/#excerpt

 REVIEWS OF MAGGIE’S PREVIOUS BOOKS:

“an exciting whodunit” – Publishers Weekly says of Death, Island Style http://www.publishersweekly.com/978-1-4328-2566-9

“Toussaint creates a gutsy heroine whose struggles with murder and romance add up to a very enjoyable read” – Kirkus Reviews on Death, Island Style https://www.kirkusreviews.com/book-reviews/maggie-toussaint/death-island-style/#review

“Eccentric and fun, this book is definitely worth a read” – Amy Lignor, Romantic Times. March 2012, Issue # 337, p. 70, on Death, Island Style

“I have been a fan girl of Maggie Toussaint for four years and then some.  We were connected through everyone’s favorite military spouse, Kim Adams Lowe.  Kim and I did a promo for Maggie and I have been doing them every time she says “Mary I have a book coming out”, and I scream how soon can I get my hands on it.” – Mary Gramlich, The Reading Reviewer, for Gone and Done It http://marygramlich.blogspot.com/2014/04/gone-and-done-it-by-maggie-toussaint.html

“Wow! I couldn’t put this down once I started it. I loved it!” Lori Mitchell Myers on Gone and Done It as seen on Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/846158411?book_show_action=false&from_review_page=1

AUTHOR BIO – MAGGIE TOUSSAINT:

Southern author Maggie Toussaint writes mystery, suspense, and dystopian fiction. Her work won the Silver Falchion Award for best mystery, the Readers’ Choice Award, and the EPIC Award. She’s published seventeen novels as well as several short stories and novellas. The next book in her paranormal mystery series, Dadgummit, releases June 2017. Maggie serves on the national board for Mystery Writers of America, is President of Southeast Mystery Writers of America, and is Co-VP of Low Country Sisters In Crime. Visit her at www.maggietoussaint.com.

MAGGIE LOVES TO HEAR FROM HER READERS – CONNECT WITH MAGGIE ONLINE:

GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/1276258.Maggie_Toussaint

FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/MaggieToussaintAuthor

TWITTER: http://www.twitter.com/MaggieToussaint

LINKEDIN: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/maggie-toussaint/30/1a5/572/

PNTEREST:  http://www.pinterest.com/maggietoussaint

BOOKLOVER’S BENCH: http://bookloversbench.com/maggie-toussaint/

BOOKBUB: https://www.bookbub.com/authors/maggie-toussaint

AMAZON AUTHOR PAGE:  http://www.amazon.com/author/maggietoussaint

WEBSITE: http://www.maggietoussaint.com

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She goes back home to her small town and discovers a long lost romance and a killer on the loose. REALLY, TRULY DEAD by Maggie Toussaint

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Today’s REVOLVING BOOK is the mystery REALLY, TRULY DEAD by MAGGIE TOUSSAINT

Bailey tugged the leash out of my palm and bolted inside the forbidden zone. My stomach knotted as she headed straight for the dead man.

Science writer Lindsey McKay takes a leave of absence from her job and returns home with her dog to save the family newspaper. She left Danville ten years ago and she trusts she can wrap this up quickly. She promises her Atlanta boss she’ll return in two-weeks.

Sheriff Ike Harper is thrilled at Lindsey’s homecoming. She’s the gal who got away, and now he has a second chance at the woman he’s always admired.

Lindsey encourages her father to fight for the paper’s survival, but he won’t cooperate. Meanwhile, the murder of a local judge is a boon for the newspaper, but it’s too late. With her leave running out, neither the tragedy nor Lindsey’s hard work can save the failing business. Then the sheriff arrests her father for the murder, and she faces a new challenge.

Determined to clear her father’s name, Lindsey stirs up a hornet’s nest of trouble. Will saving her father’s life cost Lindsey hers?

BUY THE BOOK:

*Available exclusively on Kindle: http://amzn.to/2lfJkTU

READ AN EXCERPT:

http://maggietoussaint.com/really-truly-dead/#excerpt

 REVIEWS OF MAGGIE’S PREVIOUS BOOKS:

“an exciting whodunit” – Publishers Weekly says of Death, Island Style http://www.publishersweekly.com/978-1-4328-2566-9

“Toussaint creates a gutsy heroine whose struggles with murder and romance add up to a very enjoyable read” – Kirkus Reviews on Death, Island Style https://www.kirkusreviews.com/book-reviews/maggie-toussaint/death-island-style/#review

“Eccentric and fun, this book is definitely worth a read” – Amy Lignor, Romantic Times. March 2012, Issue # 337, p. 70, on Death, Island Style

“I have been a fan girl of Maggie Toussaint for four years and then some.  We were connected through everyone’s favorite military spouse, Kim Adams Lowe.  Kim and I did a promo for Maggie and I have been doing them every time she says “Mary I have a book coming out”, and I scream how soon can I get my hands on it.” – Mary Gramlich, The Reading Reviewer, for Gone and Done It http://marygramlich.blogspot.com/2014/04/gone-and-done-it-by-maggie-toussaint.html

“Wow! I couldn’t put this down once I started it. I loved it!” Lori Mitchell Myers on Gone and Done It as seen on Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/846158411?book_show_action=false&from_review_page=1

AUTHOR BIO – MAGGIE TOUSSAINT:

Southern author Maggie Toussaint writes mystery, suspense, and dystopian fiction. Her work won the Silver Falchion Award for best mystery, the Readers’ Choice Award, and the EPIC Award. She’s published seventeen novels as well as several short stories and novellas. The next book in her paranormal mystery series, Dadgummit, releases June 2017. Maggie serves on the national board for Mystery Writers of America, is President of Southeast Mystery Writers of America, and is Co-VP of Low Country Sisters In Crime. Visit her at www.maggietoussaint.com.

MAGGIE LOVES TO HEAR FROM HER READERS – CONNECT WITH MAGGIE ONLINE:

GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/1276258.Maggie_Toussaint

FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/MaggieToussaintAuthor

TWITTER: http://www.twitter.com/MaggieToussaint

LINKEDIN: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/maggie-toussaint/30/1a5/572/

PNTEREST:  http://www.pinterest.com/maggietoussaint

BOOKLOVER’S BENCH: http://bookloversbench.com/maggie-toussaint/

BOOKBUB: https://www.bookbub.com/authors/maggie-toussaint

AMAZON AUTHOR PAGE:  http://www.amazon.com/author/maggietoussaint

WEBSITE: http://www.maggietoussaint.com

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A killer thriller! SWEET KAROLINE by @cathyastolfo #amreading #mystery #99cents

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If I knew what I know now, would I have searched so hard for the truth? SWEET KAROLINE Cathy Astolfo #amreading #mystery #books #booksale#99cents Amazon: http://amzn.to/2gNJe54
GET IT ON Amazon FOR ONLY .99 CENTS UNTIL DEC. 15 http://amzn.to/2fL3G9A

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Anne Williams says she killed her best friend, Karoline. But did she? Or is there more to Karoline’s mysterious death than meets the eye?

Anne embarks on a compelling journey to discover her past and exposes an unusual history, horrific crimes and appalling betrayals. Through unexpected turns and revelations, Anne learns about love, family and who she really is. Can she survive the truth?

READ AN EXCERPT:READ AN EXCERPT: http://www.amazon.com/Sweet-Karoline-Catherine…/…/192779207X

STELLAR REVIEWS:
“A deliciously vibrant portrait that realistically muddles good and evil.” —Kirkus Reviews

“Astolfo’s wonderful first sentence in Sweet Karoline explodes on the page and resonates right to the end of this twisting examination of dangerous minds. Never have I encountered a narrative voice that alternates more deftly between alienating and enticing.” —Mel Bradshaw, author of Fire On The Runway
“A deliciously twisted story about the perplexing power of adult female relationships. By turns scathingly funny and darkly insightful, Sweet Karoline is a hedonistic journey with all the right ingredients: lust, betrayal, true love and mystery. Grab a glass of wine and have the bottle handy. A compelling read from the start through to the surprising end.” —Robin Spano, author of Death’s Last Run

“In Catherine Astolfo’s chilling new novel Sweet Karoline, things aren’t always as they seem. Anne, the multifaceted anti-heroine in this noir tale takes a fateful journey into her forgotten past, uncovering the painful roots of her childhood. While furrowing for answers, a mystery unfolds, truths swirl to the surface, a heinous murder occurs. Who’s the killer? Caught in a tangled web of greed, lies and deceit Anne must come to terms with her past, present and future, and the bleak realization that those we hold close may be the last ones to trust. Compelling, visually descriptive, deftly delivered…Catherine Astolfo’s got the goods!” —Douglas Wickard, author of A Perfect Husband

“Sweet Karoline is a multi-layered mystery, where nothing is as it seems. The story grips you on page one and leads you through a maze of history, twisted relationships, and ultimately the darkness of the human mind.” —Liz Bugg, author of Oranges and Lemons
“In Sweet Karoline, Astolfo has created a daring hybrid mystery that combines elements of romance, history, and suspense in a carefully crafted story that keeps you guessing to the very end. Astolfo explores new boundaries as she extends her reach beyond the cozy mystery in this psychological exploration of the mind of a killer. A unique exploration of guilt and revenge.” —Michael J. McCann, author of The Fregoli Delusion

“The clever plot twists in Sweet Karoline will enrapture you from page one through the last paragraphs of this fast-paced modern mystery. Author Catherine Astolfo exhibits a strikingly perceptive gift for believable dialogue and rich character development. Her dry wit and colorful descriptions will have you howling in laughter at points, but in tears at others as she digs deep into the themes of guilt, race, and relationships. The powers of love and redemption are strong, but does the heart of an Ice Queen ever really melt? Enjoy the romp from Los Angeles, through Canada, to a priceless Italian rendezvous—all in the pages of Sweet Karoline, where long-buried secrets lie.” —Lisa Pell, award-winning author of Who’s Your Daddy, Baby?

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Catherine Astolfo retired in 2002 after a very successful 34 years in education. Catherine received the Elementary Dufferin-Peel OECTA Award for Outstanding Service in 1998. She was also awarded Dufferin-Peel Catholic Elementary Principal of the Year in 2002 by the Catholic Principals Council of Ontario.

Catherine is a past President of Crime Writers of Canada and a Derrick Murdoch Award winner (2012). She was a Zonta Club 2012 Nominee for Women of Achievement.

Writing is Catherine’s passion. She can recall inventing fantasy stories for her classmates in Grade Three. Her short stories and poems have been published in a number of literary Canadian presses. In 2005, she won a Brampton Arts Award. Her short stories won the Bloody Words Short Story Award (second and first) in 2009 and 2010. She won the prestigious Arthur Ellis Best Short Crime Story Award in 2012. Catherine’s novels, The Emily Taylor Mysteries, as well as Sweet Karoline (July 14, 2013), are published by Imajin Books and are optioned for film by Sisbro & Co. Inc. Visit Catherine at www.catherineastolfo.com.

CONNECT WITH CATHERINE ON SOCIAL MEDIA:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/…/Catherine-Astol…/426898307395107…
Twitter: @cathyastolfo
Goodreads:
http://www.goodreads.com/auth…/show/852970.Catherine_Astolfo
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