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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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There’s nothing like a good murder to get you through the Holidays #mystery #amreading .99cents @cathyastolfo @alisonebruce @melodiecampbell @stpierrecynthia

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FOUR award-winning mystery authors. SIX stellar mysteries.
GET ALL SIX BOOKS FOR ONLY .99 CENTS EACH UNTIL DEC. 15TH!

DEADLY LEGACY: BOOK 1 CARMEDY AND GARRETT MYSTERY  http://amzn.to/2gFbDcZ
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THE BRIDGEMAN: BOOK 1 EMILY TAYLOR MYSTERY SERIES. http://amzn.to/1TljXhT
SWEET KAROLINE (stand-alone mystery): http://amzn.to/2fL3G9A

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ABOUT THE AUTHORS:

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4 award-winning authors. 6 stellar mysteries. 1 amazing sale. #amreading #cozy #mystery #99cents

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FOUR award-winning mystery authors. SIX stellar mysteries.
GET ALL SIX BOOKS FOR ONLY .99 CENTS EACH UNTIL DEC. 15TH!

DEADLY LEGACY: BOOK 1 CARMEDY AND GARRETT MYSTERY  http://amzn.to/2gFbDcZ
DEADLY SEASON: BOOK 2 CARMEDY AND GARRETT MYSTERY http://amzn.to/2h6LKDw

THE BRIDGEMAN: BOOK 1 EMILY TAYLOR MYSTERY SERIES. http://amzn.to/1TljXhT
SWEET KAROLINE (stand-alone mystery): http://amzn.to/2fL3G9A

A PURSE TO DIE FOR: BOOK 1 FASHIONATION WITH MYSTERY http://amzn.to/2gYsPtE
A KILLER NECKLACE: BOOK 2 FASHIONATION WITH MYSTERY http://amzn.to/2g54MIF

OR YOU CAN GET THEM AT THE FOLLOWING LOCATION:

Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/588711 Code: SY32Q

ABOUT THE AUTHORS:

http://www.alisonbruce.ca/  @alisonebruce

www.melodiecampbell.com @MelodieCampbell

fashionationwithmystery.com @stpierrecynthia

www.catherineastolfo.com @cathyastolfo

 

 

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Murder never takes a holiday. DEADLY SEASON #amreading #mystery #cozy @alisonebruce

winter-bruce-dsTODAY’S REVOLVING BOOK is the mystery DEADLY SEASON by Alison Bruce. A Carmedy and Garett Mini-Mystery #1 #crime #mysteryseries #mysterythriller #cozymystery #99centsonamazon

BUY THE BOOK:

 

AMAZON: http://getbook.at/DeadlySeason

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ABOUT THE STORY:

Last month Kate Garrett was a Police Detective. Now she’s a Pet P.I.?

Kate recently inherited half her father’s private investigation company and a partner who is as irritating as he is attractive. Kate has been avoiding Jake Carmedy for years, but now her life might depend on him.

Kate and Jake are on the hunt for a serial cat killer who has mysterious connections to her father’s last police case. Kate’s father had been forced to retire when he was shot investigating a domestic disturbance. Is the shooter back for revenge? And is Kate or Jake next?

READ AN EXCERPT:

December 16

Violent death was never pleasant. The cold hadn’t diminished the smell of blood, piss and stool—or if it had, I didn’t want to think about it.

A dart, the kind animal control officers use in their rifles, was sticking into the ribs. Instead of delivering a tranquillizer, its payload was poison. The feathery stabilizer at the end was red and green. Very seasonal.

“Do we know what the poison is, Chief?”

“Looks like cyanide. Samples were taken from the last victim. I’ll let you know when the latest batch have been processed and compared.”

Igor Thorsen, Chief of Detectives and my godfather, bent down and offered me his hand. I let him pull me out of the crouch I had been sustaining for several minutes while I examined the body. I didn’t need the help, but it was a warm gesture on a cold night.

“I could use your help on this, Kathleen. People are getting nervous but I can hardly free up a detective for a serial cat-killer. I can authorize support services for a week and the East Hills Neighbourhood Group will pay your fees.”

I stripped off my gloves and ran my fingers through my hair, pushing back the auburn strands that had blown into my face. Time for a cut. Or maybe not. I didn’t have to keep up the uniform code for keeping hair short or worn up.

I looked up at the Chief. Way up. And I’m not short. Or particularly tall.

I nodded.

My name is Kate Garrett. Up until recently, I had been a rookie detective in the violent crimes unit. The chief was my boss. Almost one month ago my father, the Joe Garrett of Garrett Investigations, was killed in a pedestrian-vehicle incident. Now I was the Garrett of Carmedy and Garrett Investigations.

Last month I was a homicide detective. Now I was a pet P.I.?

ABOUT ALISON BRUCE:

Alison Bruce has had many careers and writing has always been one of them. Copywriter, editor and graphic designer since 1992, Alison has also been a comic store manager, small press publisher, webmaster and arithmetically challenged bookkeeper. She is the author of mystery, romantic suspense and historical western romance novels. Three of her novels have been finalists for genre awards.

Alison Bruce is also a regular contributor to thepopculturedivas blog and cowboy kisses.

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A cozy mystery to die for. UP CHIT CREEK by Catherine Astolfo #amreading #cozy #mystery #NEW #99cents

coverTODAY’S REVOLVING BOOK IS the cozy mystery novella UP CHIT CREEK by CATHERINE ASTOLFO.
A Kira Callahan Mystery Book 1. Get it on amazon for only .99 cents! http://amzn.to/1Xf7JZ3
WHAT IT’S ABOUT:

No one is surprised that “nosy Rosie” is the one who finds poor Mr. Hummel in the garden. The surprise is the knife in his back. Nothing like this has ever happened in Chittendom Creek, let alone at the ReVisions Retirement Residence. When the oldies start dropping like flies, it’s Kira Callahan to the rescue.

To solve the murder, Kira enlists the assistance of her friends, The Flower Pots—so named due to their past and present semi-legal activity. But Kira is up Chit Creek when a final ingenious plan to capture the killer almost ends with a victim close to her heart.

ABOUT CATHERINE ASTOLFO:

Catherine Astolfo is an award-winning, Canadian best-selling author of mystery and psychological suspense. Her short stories and poems have been published in a number of Canadian literary presses. Her story, “What Kelly Did”, won the prestigious Arthur Ellis Award for Best Short Crime Story in 2012.

In the fall of 2011, she was thrilled to be awarded a four-book contract by Imajin Books for her Emily Taylor Mystery series (The Bridgeman, Victim, Legacy, and Seventh Fire).

Her most recent novel from Imajin Books is Sweet Karoline, a psychological suspense. Sweet Karoline hit the top ten of Amazon Canada on its first day of release.

She is also the author of an ebook novella series, the Kira Callahan Mysteries, Up Chit Creek and Operation Babylift. Catherine also writes film scripts.

Catherine’s books are gritty, yet portray gorgeous surroundings; they deal with sensitive social issues, but always include love and hope. They’re not thrillers, but rather literary mysteries with loads of character and setting. And justice always prevails.

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She’s a cop. He’s a PI. They have nothing in common except murder. #amreading #mystery #cozy


DEADLY LEGACYTODAY’S REVOLVING BOOK is the mystery DEADLY LEGACY by ALISON BRUCE. A Carmedy & Garrett Mystery Book 1.

AVAILABLE AT:
Amazon USA: http://goo.gl/OTjcgJ

Amazon CA: http://goo.gl/SV4FQn

Amazon UK http://goo.gl/uWvtwg

and other Amazon sites worldwide

Also available in paperback on Amazon.

ABOUT THE STORY:
In 2018, rookie detective, Kate Garrett lives in the shadow of her near-legendary father Joe. When Joe dies unexpectedly, he leaves Kate half interest in Garrett Investigations, his last case that ties to three murders, a partner she can’t stand, and a legacy to live up to.

Jake Carmedy has lost a partner, mentor and friend, but grief will come later. First, he has a case to solve, one that has detoured from a simple insurance case to a murder investigation. If that isn’t enough, Joe’s daughter seems to want to take her father’s place as his boss.

Each one is working on a different part of the puzzle. No matter how hard they try, Carmedy and Garrett can’t avoid each other…and they might be next on a killer’s list.

READ AN EXCERPT:
http://www.amazon.ca/Deadly-Carmedy-Garrett-Mystery-ebook/dp/B007TYPHYO

WATCH THE BOOK TRAILER:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=slHkbyko1_M

STELLAR REVIEWS:
5.0 out of 5 stars
By Gail M Baugniet, Author of For Every Action
Deadly Legacy is an honest to goodness Mystery patterned after early mystery writers Agatha Christie, Arthur Conan Doyle, and Edgar Allan Poe. The story, however, is set on 21st century Canadian soil. http://tinyurl.com/bkrzwcr

Intriguing first episode of a new mystery series
By Corinne H. Smith TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE™ VOICE
Kate Garrett works as a police detective in a city in southwestern Ontario. She’s in the midst of a drug-related homicide investigation when she gets the worst news possible: her father Joe has been hit by a car and killed. A retired police officer himself, Joe had since turned to running his own private investigation service. Was it his most recent case that put him in harm’s way? Or was this merely a tragic accident? http://tinyurl.com/afgvtmo

5.0 out of 5 stars The first book of a new series. 2 Jan 2013
By AnneDon
It’s a very enjoyable book, with excellent dialogue and great characters. I look forward to the next in the series.
http://tinyurl.com/amcp3bx

5.0 out of 5 stars Compelling read! July 10 2012
By DIC
Alison Bruce has concocted a complex and very interesting plot and delivered it in a fast-paced story with well-developed and realistic characterization. I look forward to the next installment in this series.
http://tinyurl.com/as44n4a

ABOUT ALISON BRUCE:

Alison Bruce writes mysteries, romantic suspense and historical western romance. Her protagonists are marked by their strength of character, sense of humor and the ability to adapt (sooner or later) to new situations. Three of her novels have been finalists for genre awards.

Copywriter and editor since 1992, Alison has also been a comic book store manager, small press publisher and web designer. In addition to writing, she is the Publication Manager of Crime Writers of Canada, Arthur Ellis Awards Administrator, and part-time tech guru to the technologically challenged.

CONNECT WITH ALISON ONLINE:
https://www.facebook.com/alisonbruce.books
https://twitter.com/alisonebruce

WEB SITE: http://www.alisonbruce.ca/

BLOG: http://alisonebruce.blogspot.ca/

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