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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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He’s a cop. She’s a reporter. A dead body and a dog brings them together. Can love keep them there? REALLY TRULY DEAD by @MaggieToussaint #amreading #mystery #romance

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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 mystery to die for VICTIM by Catherine Astolfo #FREE #amreading #mystery #freebook

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

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

OCT. 26TH – 30TH (FREE ON AMAZON)

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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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.
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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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Murder is always in season. DEADLY SEASON by Alison Bruce #amreading #mystery

coverTODAY’S REVOLVING BOOK is the mystery DEADLY SEASON by Alison Bruce. A Carmedy and Garett Mini-Mystery #1

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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?

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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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author blog

twitter @alisonebruce

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Murder never takes a holiday DEADLY SEASON by Alison Bruce #amreading #mystery #cozy

coverTODAY’S REVOLVING BOOK is the mystery DEADLY SEASON by Alison Bruce. A Carmedy and Garett Mini-Mystery #1

AVAILABLE AT:

amazon

kobo

chapters

google books

smashwords

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.

website

facebook author page

author blog

twitter @alisonebruce

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A tough reporter investigates murder in a small town LAST DITCH by Patricia McLinn #DeadinWyomingSeries #mystery #amreading

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Deputy Dwayne Shelton squinted up at me. “You’ve got a suspicious mind, Elizabeth Margaret Danniher. It’s your one redeeming quality.”

TODAY’S REVOLVING BOOK is The just-released 4th book in USA TODAY Bestselling author Patricia McLinn’s Caught Dead in Wyoming series. BOOK 1 SIGN OFF – IS FREE AT EVERY ONLINE BOOK STORE.

WHERE YOU CAN GET IT: 

Amazon: http://hyperurl.co/LDam 

BN: http://hyperurl.co/LDbn 

Kobo: http://hyperurl.co/LDko

iBooks: http://hyperurl.co/LDit 

GooglePlay: http://hyperurl.co/LDgo

WHAT IT’S ABOUT: A man in a wheelchair goes missing in rough country in the Big Horn Basin of Wyoming. Elizabeth Danniher and KWMT-TV colleague Mike Paycik immediately join the search organized by local rancher Tom Burrell.

But soon they’re on a search of a different kind – a search for the truth. It takes them deep into the intricacies of the community served by the Red Sail Ditch – the irrigation system that could make a ranch viable or worthless. They find rivalries, cooperation, antagonisms, inter-dependencies, and motives for murder.
Last Ditch4STELLAR REVIEWS:

“This is one of those books that you want to stop everything to read while hoping it never ends.” 5* review, Mary Buckham, best-selling author and acclaimed writing teacher

“I loved this book. Colorful characters, intriguing, intelligent mystery, plus the state of Wyoming leaping off every page.” – Emilie Richards, USA Today bestselling author

“While the mystery itself is twisty-turny and thoroughly engaging, it’s the smart and witty writing that I loved the best.” – Diane Chamberlain, bestselling author

ABOUT PATRICIA McLINN:

USA Today bestselling author Patricia McLinn’s novels — cited by reviewers for warmth, wit and vivid characterization – have won numerous regional and national awards and have been on national bestseller lists.

In addition to her romance and women’s fiction books, Patricia is the author of the Caught Dead in Wyoming mystery series, which adds a touch of humor and romance to figuring out whodunit.

Patricia received BA and MSJ degrees from Northwestern University. She was a sports writer (Rockford, Ill.), assistant sports editor (Charlotte, N.C.) and — for 20-plus years — an editor at The Washington Post. She has spoken about writing from Melbourne, Australia to Washington, D.C., including being a guest-speaker at the Smithsonian Institution.

She is now living in Northern Kentucky, and writing full-time. Patricia loves to hear from readers through her website, Facebook and Twitter.

CONNECT WITH PATRICIA McLINN ONLINE:

Website: http://www.patriciamclinn.com/

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/patriciamclinn

Twitter: @PatriciaMcLinn

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/patriciamclinn/

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