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Small towns can be murder . . . THE BRIDGEMAN by Catherine Astolfo #amreading #mystery #suspense

the-bridgeman-book-1Today’s REVOLVING BOOK is THE BRIDGEMAN (An Emily Taylor Mystery book 1) GET IT on AMAZON. http://amzn.to/1TljXhT
A school teacher sleuth investigates a murder in a small town with deadly secrets.
THE BRIDGEMAN: BOOK 1 An Emily Taylor Mystery

by award-winning author CATHERINE ASTOLFO.
‪#‎amreading‬

WATCH THE BOOK TRAILER: http://tinyurl.com/9ya7nu9

ABOUT THE BOOK:
Some secrets can come back to haunt you . . .
School principal Emily Taylor feels safe in the friendly little town of Burchill—until she finds a body in her school. The murder of caretaker Nathaniel Ryeburn brings back memories she’d rather forget and plunges Emily into a mystery that involves a secret diary, an illegal puppy mill and a murderer cleverly disguised as an ordinary citizen.
As fear rips through the traumatized town, Emily’s investigation inadvertently leads the police to her door, and to her husband Langford, who is hiding a secret of his own. It becomes clear to Emily that many of Burchill’s residents are merely wearing masks. And it’s time for those masks to be ripped away . . . and for a killer’s identity to be revealed.

PUBLISHER: Imajin Books http://www.imajinbooks.com/the-bridgeman

STELLAR REVIEWS:
“You won’t catch your breath until the last page turns.”
—Lou Allin, author of She Felt No Pain
“A story rich in detail with unexpected twists and turns that keep you involved right through to the shocking end.”
—Meredith Henderson, actress, film producer, poet
“Love and depravity, rebirth and rot, veneer and the real wood underneath—Astolfo brings these opposing forces into play as she creates the complex community that is Burchill.”
—Garry Ryan, author of the Detective Lane Mysteries
“After reading The Bridgeman, you’ll want to go home, lock the doors, and hug your pet.”
-Anthony Bidulka, Author of the Russell Quant Mystery Series

ABOUT CATHERINE ASTOLFO:
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 novel series, The Emily Taylor Mysteries, are published by Imajin Books and are optioned for film by Sisbro & Co. Inc. Visit Catherine at www.catherineastolfo.com.

CONNECT WITH CATHERINE ONLINE:
www.catherineastolfo.com
www.katywords.blogspot.com
https://twitter.com/cathyastolfo
https://www.facebook.com/cathy.astolfo
https://plus.google.com/116263954589831804470
www.amazon.com/author/catherineastolfo

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A horrific murder. An innocent man. A deadly secret. #SeventhFire #EmilyTaylorMystery #amreading #CatherineAstolfo

TSeventh_Fire_FrontODAY’S REVOLVING BOOK IS THE DARK MYSTERY: SEVENTH FIRE (BOOK 4 EMILY TAYLOR MYSTERY SERIES) by Catherine Astolfo

GET IT EXCLUSIVELY AT AMAZON: http://amzn.to/1OkpRso

WHAT IT’S ABOUT:

Seventh Fire is the fourth and final installment of the Emily Taylor Mysteries. Emily and her husband, Langford, travel back both in place and time to the site of their dark and mysterious past, a past that led to jail and months in a hospital bed. Along the journey to prove Langford’s innocence, they uncover an appalling secret that threatens their lives once more, and this time, the attack may be fatal.

STELLAR REVIEWS:

“The evocative setting of 1980’s Vancouver is beautifully described in Astolfo’s latest Emily Taylor mystery “Seventh Fire.” The horror of murder intertwines with the passion of art in an intriguing plot that the reader unravels only at the end. Emily Taylor fans will be astounded at the dark secrets that lurk in her past.” —Janet Kellough, author of On the Head of a Pin

“Seventh Fire is a chilling tale with unimaginable evil at its core. Astolfo slowly but steadily builds suspense while introducing a handful of plausible villains that keep the reader guessing until the very end. The story is a chilling, cautionary tale at odds with the beautiful setting of Vancouver, which Astolfo paints with a deft hand.” —Brenda Chapman, author of In Winter’s Grip

“Thirty years ago a horrific murder shocked the city of Vancouver. The killer was quickly caught, tried, and incarcerated. But they had the wrong man, and Emily Taylor has devoted her life to seeing her husband exonerated. Seventh Fire is a powerful tale of love verses hate and the ability of that love to triumph over evil.” — Vicki Delany, author of Among the Departed

AUTHOR BIO:
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 novel series, The Emily Taylor Mysteries, are published by Imajin Books and are optioned for film by Sisbro & Co. Inc. Visit Catherine at www.catherineastolfo.com.

CONNECT WITH CATHERINE ONLINE:
www.catherineastolfo.com
www.katywords.blogspot.com
https://twitter.com/cathyastolfo
https://www.facebook.com/cathy.astolfo
https://plus.google.com/116263954589831804470
www.amazon.com/author/catherineastolfo

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Desperate lives collide in a small town full of deadly secrets #Legacy #EmilyTaylorMystery #amreading #mysteryseries #CatherineAstolfo

51wVlz2fVXL._SX329_BO1,204,203,200_TODAY’S REVOLVING BOOK is the dark mystery LEGACY (Book 3 in the Emily Taylor Mystery Series) by CATHERINE ASTOLFO.

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AMAZON CANADA: http://www.amazon.ca/Legacy-Emily-Taylor-Myste…/…/B007PJ1FA8

WHAT IT’S ABOUT:

While Emily Taylor deals with the dysfunctional Sanderson family at school, seemingly unconnected characters play out their own troubled journeys into the past.

Doro searches for her lost childhood. Alain Reneaux delves into the reasons behind his violent nightmares. The town’s new lawyer, Jacob Finch, suffers from guilt about the heartbreaking death of his wife. And two lonely little girls suffer neglect and tragedy.

As Emily untangles the complexities of the Sanderson children’s lives, the collision of past into future causes an inferno of insanity and death, which ultimately proves how essential family and friendships are to happiness and endurance.

STELLAR REVIEWS:
“Once in a while a mystery comes along that really lives up to its name. Legacy leaves us wanting to read more from its beautifully written opening to its clever closing chapters. A fascinating look at how four lives can collide.”
— D. J. McIntosh, Author of The Witch of Babylon

“The central image of Catherine Astolfo’s Legacy is a wishing well, an ironic reminder of the old saying, ‘Be careful what you wish for’. In this powerful novel, characters who wish to dominate others spiritually end up creating victims not disciples. Astolfo’s searing exploration of the anguish caused by egotism is counterbalanced by her characters’ ultimate realization that friendship and community can overcome evil. InLegacy, Astolfo gives readers an enduring theme wrapped in a gripping narrative.”
— Gail Bowen, Author of The Joanne Kilbourn Mysteries

In Legacy, Catherine Astolfo poses searching questions about the consequences of childhood trauma. Through the interwoven lives of her small-town characters, she explores not only the corrosive effects of abuse, neglect and loss, but also the healing that comes from facing the darkness.
–Kay Stewart, Author of Sitting Lady Sutra

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
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WEB SITE: www.catherineastolfo.com
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Something sinister this way comes #Victim #EmilyTaylorMystery #amreading #mysteryseries #CatherineAstolfo

Victim300dpi-1TODAY’S REVOLVING BOOK is VICTIM (An EMILY TAYLOR MYSTERY BOOK 2) by CATHERINE ASTOLFO

GET IT EXCLUSIVELY AT AMAZON: http://amzn.to/1PUNHwm

WHAT IT’S ABOUT:

Ancient evil comes in many forms…

School principal Emily Taylor is caught up in the inexplicable disappearances of two well-known women and the violence linked to a disputed land claim.

When the legendary Walking Bear appears, she must also deal with the resurrection of an ancient legend and the terrified and unnerved villagers of the sleepy town of Burchill.

Once again, Emily is drawn into the unknown and must battle her own secret demons and fears. Only then can she unravel these mysteries—before there is more bloodshed.

STELLAR REVIEWS:

Phyllis Smallman Author of the Sherri Travis Mysteries: “With a clash of cultures, greed, and secrets, Victim will keep you out of the woods for a long time to come.”

Donna Carrick, author of The First Excellence: “A disappearance…a Native legend…a murder…a terrific read!”

Don Graves, The Hamilton Spectator: “A deftly conceived, multilayered story told with a compassionate voice…The plot leads you to a conclusion with skillfully planted clues, employs a sense of the setting so real that the reader feels a part of the place and uses dialogue that reveals the minds and souls of the characters in it. Victim will linger in your mind long after you’ve closed the book…a gifted piece of writing.”

Rosemary Aubert, author of the Ellis Portal mystery series: “VICTIM, by Catherine Astolfo, is an enjoyable, engaging read—a fine book full of suspense with lively, and intriguing characters. This is good, strong, clear writing that keeps the reader waiting for more. Along with a complex mystery, there’s even a few sensual love scenes and a darling dog! Best of all—the mystery at the heart of this story seamlessly combines Aboriginal myths and legends with a precise rendering of small-town Canadian manners and mores. VICTIM is original, sensitive and satisfying.”

AUTHOR BIO:
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 novel series, The Emily Taylor Mysteries, are published by Imajin Books and are optioned for film by Sisbro & Co. Inc. Visit Catherine at www.catherineastolfo.com.

CONNECT WITH CATHERINE ONLINE:
www.catherineastolfo.com
www.katywords.blogspot.com
https://twitter.com/cathyastolfo
https://www.facebook.com/cathy.astolfo
https://plus.google.com/116263954589831804470
www.amazon.com/author/catherineastolfo

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Two women go missing in a small town. Ancient curse or modern killer? #Victim #EmilyTaylorMystery #amreading #mystery

Victim300dpi-1TODAY’S REVOLVING BOOK is VICTIM (An EMILY TAYLOR MYSTERY BOOK 2) by CATHERINE ASTOLFO

GET IT EXCLUSIVELY AT AMAZON: http://amzn.to/1PUNHwm

WHAT IT’S ABOUT:

Ancient evil comes in many forms…

School principal Emily Taylor is caught up in the inexplicable disappearances of two well-known women and the violence linked to a disputed land claim.

When the legendary Walking Bear appears, she must also deal with the resurrection of an ancient legend and the terrified and unnerved villagers of the sleepy town of Burchill.

Once again, Emily is drawn into the unknown and must battle her own secret demons and fears. Only then can she unravel these mysteries—before there is more bloodshed.

STELLAR REVIEWS:

Phyllis Smallman Author of the Sherri Travis Mysteries: “With a clash of cultures, greed, and secrets, Victim will keep you out of the woods for a long time to come.”

Donna Carrick, author of The First Excellence: “A disappearance…a Native legend…a murder…a terrific read!”

Don Graves, The Hamilton Spectator: “A deftly conceived, multilayered story told with a compassionate voice…The plot leads you to a conclusion with skillfully planted clues, employs a sense of the setting so real that the reader feels a part of the place and uses dialogue that reveals the minds and souls of the characters in it. Victim will linger in your mind long after you’ve closed the book…a gifted piece of writing.”

Rosemary Aubert, author of the Ellis Portal mystery series: “VICTIM, by Catherine Astolfo, is an enjoyable, engaging read—a fine book full of suspense with lively, and intriguing characters. This is good, strong, clear writing that keeps the reader waiting for more. Along with a complex mystery, there’s even a few sensual love scenes and a darling dog! Best of all—the mystery at the heart of this story seamlessly combines Aboriginal myths and legends with a precise rendering of small-town Canadian manners and mores. VICTIM is original, sensitive and satisfying.”

AUTHOR BIO:
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 novel series, The Emily Taylor Mysteries, are published by Imajin Books and are optioned for film by Sisbro & Co. Inc. Visit Catherine at www.catherineastolfo.com.

CONNECT WITH CATHERINE ONLINE:
www.catherineastolfo.com
www.katywords.blogspot.com
https://twitter.com/cathyastolfo
https://www.facebook.com/cathy.astolfo
https://plus.google.com/116263954589831804470
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Last day to get your #FREE copy of THE BRIDGEMAN #mystery #amreading

the-bridgemanA school teacher sleuth investigates a murder in a small town with deadly secrets.
THE BRIDGEMAN: BOOK 1 An Emily Taylor Mystery GET IT FREE ON AMAZON. http://amzn.to/1TljXhT
ONLY UNTIL FEB. 17, 2016!
by award-winning author CATHERINE ASTOLFO.
‪#‎amreading‬ ‪#‎freebook‬

SPECIAL GIVEAWAY: ***Somewhere in this book is a hidden “Easter Egg,” a bold text link to 3 FREE Qwickie novellas by 3 bestselling authors. This is a time limited offer, so happy reading and hunting!

WATCH THE BOOK TRAILER: http://tinyurl.com/9ya7nu9

ABOUT THE BOOK:
Some secrets can come back to haunt you . . .
School principal Emily Taylor feels safe in the friendly little town of Burchill—until she finds a body in her school. The murder of caretaker Nathaniel Ryeburn brings back memories she’d rather forget and plunges Emily into a mystery that involves a secret diary, an illegal puppy mill and a murderer cleverly disguised as an ordinary citizen.
As fear rips through the traumatized town, Emily’s investigation inadvertently leads the police to her door, and to her husband Langford, who is hiding a secret of his own. It becomes clear to Emily that many of Burchill’s residents are merely wearing masks. And it’s time for those masks to be ripped away . . . and for a killer’s identity to be revealed.

PUBLISHER: Imajin Books http://www.imajinbooks.com/the-bridgeman

STELLAR REVIEWS:
“You won’t catch your breath until the last page turns.”
—Lou Allin, author of She Felt No Pain
“A story rich in detail with unexpected twists and turns that keep you involved right through to the shocking end.”
—Meredith Henderson, actress, film producer, poet
“Love and depravity, rebirth and rot, veneer and the real wood underneath—Astolfo brings these opposing forces into play as she creates the complex community that is Burchill.”
—Garry Ryan, author of the Detective Lane Mysteries
“After reading The Bridgeman, you’ll want to go home, lock the doors, and hug your pet.”
-Anthony Bidulka, Author of the Russell Quant Mystery Series

ABOUT CATHERINE ASTOLFO:
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 novel series, The Emily Taylor Mysteries, are published by Imajin Books and are optioned for film by Sisbro & Co. Inc. Visit Catherine at www.catherineastolfo.com.

CONNECT WITH CATHERINE ONLINE:
www.catherineastolfo.com
www.katywords.blogspot.com
https://twitter.com/cathyastolfo
https://www.facebook.com/cathy.astolfo
https://plus.google.com/116263954589831804470
www.amazon.com/author/catherineastolfo

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Small towns can be murder #freebook #mystery #TheBridgeman #CatherineAstolfo

the-bridgemanGET IT FREE ON AMAZON. http://amzn.to/1TljXhT
ONLY UNTIL FEB. 17, 2016!
A school teacher sleuth investigates a murder in a small town with deadly secrets.
THE BRIDGEMAN: BOOK 1 An Emily Taylor Mystery
by award-winning author CATHERINE ASTOLFO.
‪#‎amreading‬ ‪#‎freebook‬

SPECIAL GIVEAWAY: ***Somewhere in this book is a hidden “Easter Egg,” a bold text link to 3 FREE Qwickie novellas by 3 bestselling authors. This is a time limited offer, so happy reading and hunting!

WATCH THE BOOK TRAILER: http://tinyurl.com/9ya7nu9

ABOUT THE BOOK:
Some secrets can come back to haunt you . . .
School principal Emily Taylor feels safe in the friendly little town of Burchill—until she finds a body in her school. The murder of caretaker Nathaniel Ryeburn brings back memories she’d rather forget and plunges Emily into a mystery that involves a secret diary, an illegal puppy mill and a murderer cleverly disguised as an ordinary citizen.
As fear rips through the traumatized town, Emily’s investigation inadvertently leads the police to her door, and to her husband Langford, who is hiding a secret of his own. It becomes clear to Emily that many of Burchill’s residents are merely wearing masks. And it’s time for those masks to be ripped away . . . and for a killer’s identity to be revealed.

PUBLISHER: Imajin Books http://www.imajinbooks.com/the-bridgeman

STELLAR REVIEWS:
“You won’t catch your breath until the last page turns.”
—Lou Allin, author of She Felt No Pain
“A story rich in detail with unexpected twists and turns that keep you involved right through to the shocking end.”
—Meredith Henderson, actress, film producer, poet
“Love and depravity, rebirth and rot, veneer and the real wood underneath—Astolfo brings these opposing forces into play as she creates the complex community that is Burchill.”
—Garry Ryan, author of the Detective Lane Mysteries
“After reading The Bridgeman, you’ll want to go home, lock the doors, and hug your pet.”
-Anthony Bidulka, Author of the Russell Quant Mystery Series

ABOUT CATHERINE ASTOLFO:
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 novel series, The Emily Taylor Mysteries, are published by Imajin Books and are optioned for film by Sisbro & Co. Inc. Visit Catherine at www.catherineastolfo.com.

CONNECT WITH CATHERINE ONLINE:
www.catherineastolfo.com
www.katywords.blogspot.com
https://twitter.com/cathyastolfo
https://www.facebook.com/cathy.astolfo
https://plus.google.com/116263954589831804470
www.amazon.com/author/catherineastolfo

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