#Featured “The Girl Who Ran Away (The Girl Who Ran Trilogy Book 1)” by Susan Lund

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A new missing persons case, a prime suspect and questions about an old friend challenge amateur sleuth and crime reporter Tess McClintock and FBI Special Agent Michael Carter in THE GIRL WHO RAN AWAY, the first book in The Girl Who Ran trilogy and another installment in the McClintock-Carter Crime Thriller Series.

Book Two, The Next Girl, will be released Summer 2019.

While Tess McClintock finishes writing her articles about Eugene Kincaid for the Seattle Sentinel, the girlfriend and daughter of an old college friend go missing. When their car turns up abandoned on a remote logging road in the mountains, Tess’s friend becomes the prime suspect.

Tess enlists FBI Special Agent Michael Carter to help her discover whether her old friend is responsible for their disappearance.

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#BlogTour “To Fetch A Killer: Four Fun “Tails” of Chaos and Murder (Mutt Mysteries)” by Maria Hudgins, Teresa Inge, Heather Weidner, and Jayne Ormerod


To Fetch a Killer, Four Fun “Tails” of Chaos and Murder
by Maria Hudgins, Teresa Inge, Heather Weidner, and Jayne Ormerod

About To Fetch A Killer

To Fetch a Killer, Four Fun “Tails” of Chaos and Murder
Cozy Mystery Anthology
4th in Series
Publisher: Bay Breeze Publishing (July 30, 2021)
Paperback ‏ : ‎ 262 pages
ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 979-8511607276

It’s a dog-meet-dog world as a pack of canines team up with their humans to solve mysteries and track down killers. Four mutt-loving authors join their talents in creating this collection of canine-themed novellas which will transport you into the chaotic world of hero dogs who have a nose for murder. Grab a leash and hang on tight…the mutts are on the loose again!

 

This anthology includes four novellas.

 

“Sandy Paws” by Maria Hudgins
The Sand Fiddler’s Writers Group has rented a beach house for its annual retreat, but the writers and their canine friends can’t get much done after murder rears its ugly head.

 

“A New Leash on Death” by Teresa Inge
Catt Ramsey, owner of the Woof-Pack Dog Walkers, has a knack for finding dead bodies, but when she and her pups are on the case, there’s no way the killer will get away with murder.

 

“Wags to Riches” by Heather Weidner
When a prickly guest ends up dead in his booth at the rummage sale, track owner, Cassidy Green and her Rottweiler Oliver have to sniff out clues and find the killer before another murder is forever linked to her business.

 

“Bone Appetit” by Jayne Ormerod
A dead guest at private chef Molly Perkins’s dinner party draws her and house dog Tater in a chaotic search for the secret ingredient to murder.

 

About the Authors

MARIA HUDGINS is a mystery writer from coastal Virginia and a lover of animals. She writes the Dotsy Lamb Travel Mysteries and the Lacy Glass Archaeology Mysteries. Her short stories appear in such publications as Virginia is for Mysteries, Fifty Shades of Cabernet, Murder by the Glass, and Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine. The two dogs, Trey and Kim, featured in this story are based on Hudgins’s beloved Bichons, Holly and Hamilton, now gone but never forgotten.

TERESA INGE grew up reading Nancy Drew mysteries. Combining her love of reading mysteries and writing professional articles led to writing short fiction and novellas.

Today, she doesn’t carry a rod like her idol but she hot rods. She juggles assisting two busy executives at a financial firm and is president of the Sisters in Crime, Mystery by the Sea chapter. Teresa is a contributing author to the Virginia is for Mysteries series, 50 Shades of Cabernet, Mutt Mysteries series, Coastal Crimes, and Murder by the Glass, Cocktail Mysteries.

She resides in Southeastern Virginia with her husband and two dogs. She can be reached on all social media or by posting a comment on her website.

Heather Weidner has been a cop’s kid, technical writer, editor, college professor, software tester, and IT manager. She writes the Delanie Fitzgerald mystery series set in Virginia (Secret Lives and Private Eyes, The Tulip Shirt Murders, and Glitter, Glam, and Contraband). Her new cozy series with vintage trailers and tiny houses, the Jules Keene Glamping Mysteries, launches in October 2021.

Her short stories appear in the Virginia is for Mysteries series, 50 Shades of Cabernet, Deadly Southern Charm, and Murder by the Glass, and her novellas appear in The Mutt Mysteries series (To Fetch a Thief, To Fetch a Scoundrel, To Fetch a Villain, and To Fetch a Killer).

She is a member of Sisters in Crime – Central Virginia, Sisters in Crime – Chessie, Guppies, International Thriller Writers, and James River Writers.

Originally from Virginia Beach, Heather has been a mystery fan since Scooby-Doo and Nancy Drew. She lives in Central Virginia with her husband and a pair of Jack Russell terriers.

JAYNE ORMEROD grew up in a small Ohio town then went on to a small-town Ohio college. Upon earning her degree in accountancy, she became a CIA (that’s not a sexy spy thing, but a Certified Internal Auditor.) She married a naval officer and off they sailed to see the world. After nineteen moves, they, along with their two rescue dogs Tiller and Scout, have settled into a cozy cottage by the Chesapeake Bay. Jayne’s publishing credits include two novels, five novellas, and eight short mysteries, with more coming soon. A complete list can be found on her website.

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#KindleCountDown “Don’t Make Me Hurt You (A Palmchat Islands Mystery Book 4)” by Rachel Woods

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Beneath a starry sky, a man and woman engage in a passionate tryst in the backyard of a home.

Once their intimacy ends, the man remains outside, enjoying the sultry, tropical night air, unaware that he is not alone.

Someone is watching him. Sneaking up behind him. Someone with a knife.

After the man is found the next morning missing his head, married journalists Vivian and Leo Bronson discover that the victim was going to expose a crooked scheme at an island electric company. The victim had plenty of diabolical coworkers, but he also had just as many jealous ex-lovers.

When a shocking confession sends the police on the chase for the suspect, Vivian and Leo follow a lead which takes them to a deadly hideaway where the killer waits, setting a trap they may not be able to escape …

Don’t Make Me Hurt You is Book 4 in the popular Palmchat Island Mystery series but can be read as a standalone.

Start reading this exciting whodunit mystery today!

Note: This book was previously published as “The Shameful Accuser.”

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#BookSale “They Did Bad Things: A Thriller” by Lauren A. Forry

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And Then There Were None meets The Last Time I Lied in this dark and twisty psychological thriller.

In 1995, six university students moved into the house at 215 Caldwell Street. Months later, one of them was found dead on the sofa the morning after their end-of-year party. His death was ruled an accident by the police. The remaining five all knew it wasn’t, and though they went on with their lives, the truth of what happened to their sixth housemate couldn’t stay buried forever.
 
Twenty years later, all five of them arrive—lured separately under various pretenses—at Wolfheather House, a crumbling, secluded mansion on the Scottish isle of Doon. Trapped inside with no way out and no signal to the outside world, the now forty-somethings fight each other—and the unknown mastermind behind their gathering—as they confront the role they played in their housemate’s death. They are given one choice: confess to their crimes or die. 

They Did Bad Things is a deviously clever psychological thriller about the banality of evil and the human capacity for committing horror.

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#BookSale “Rigged (The Jake Longly Series Book 4)” by D.P. Lyle

Love triangle—motive for double murder?

First loves are never forgotten. Ever. Certainly not for Tommy “Pancake” Jeffers. His first-kiss, sixth-grade love, Emily, who he has not seen since grammar school, is sliding toward divorce in the artsy Gulf Coast town of Fairhope, Alabama. Longly Investigations has been charged with looking into the finances involved. When Emily doesn’t appear for their nervously anticipated meeting, Pancake’s radar goes on high alert. Her body, along with that of Jason; one of two guys she has been dating is found murdered, execution-style, Pancake calls in Jake, Nicole, and Ray.

Who would have done this? Could it be the soon-to-be ex, who has an ironclad alibi; the other guy Emily was seeing–jealousy being a motive for harm; or do the drugs found in Jason’s pocket indicate a drug-related hit? That world yields a host of suspects. As they peel back the layers of this idyllic community, dark secrets come to light and convoluted motives and methods of murder are revealed.

Perfect for fans of Carl Hiaasen and Janet Evanovich.

1.99 thru November 1, 2020!

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#BookSale “The Last Scoop (Clare Carlson Mystery Book 3)” by R. G. Belsky

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New York Post‘s Pick for Best Books of the Week

The scariest kind of serial killer—one you don’t know exists

Martin Barlow was Clare Carlson’s first newspaper editor, a beloved mentor who inspired her career as a journalist. But, since retiring from his newspaper job, he had become a kind of pathetic figure—railing on about conspiracies, cover-ups, and other imaginary stories he was still working on. Clare had been too busy with her own career to pay much attention to him. When Martin Barlow is killed on the street one night during an apparent mugging attempt gone bad, it seems like he was just an old man whose time had come. But Clare—initially out of a sense of guilt for ignoring her old friend and then because of her own journalistic instincts—begins looking into his last story idea.

As she digs deeper and deeper into his secret files, she uncovers shocking evidence of a serial killer worse than Son of Sam, Ted Bundy, or any of the other infamous names in history. This really is the biggest story of Martin Barlow’s career—and Clare’s, too—as she uncovers the path leading to the decades-long killer of at least twenty young women.

All is not as it seems during Clare’s relentless search for this serial killer. Is she setting herself up to be his next victim?

Clare Carlson is perfect for fans of Sue Grafton’s Kinsey Millhone and Sara Paretsky’s V.I. Warshawski.

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Yesterday’s News
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Felicia’s review of The Last Scoop

May 1, 2020

5/5 Stars!

Sitting down with a Clare Carlson Mystery is like visiting an old friend.

I like her unapologetic, straightforward attitude. She’s good at her job as a television news director while mostly pleasing no one but herself.

However, this time around, Clare’s self-possessed lifestyle leaves her wracked with guilt. Her beloved mentor, Marty Barlow, is killed on a New York City street. She’s haunted by the countless promises she made to meet the retiree for coffee or help him with a story she never saw through.

After picking her brain over their last conversation… and going through notes retrieved from Marty’s family, Clare realizes Marty was on to something. Corruption and murders. And some of the murders were decades old… committed by a serial killer.

Clare uses the methodical skills learned from Marty when she was a cub reporter to track down and piece together clues. The Pulitzer Prize-winner isn’t looking for another award. She wants to finish Marty’s investigations and find the truth, even as it puts her square in the sights of a killer.

As Clare balances work and Marty’s case, she is still plagued by the only other decision she’s ever felt guilt over, and it’s not any of her three divorces. It’s something she hasn’t even told her BFF, Janet. She wants to make it right, but will it all blow up in her face?

Great writing and multiple plot twists make The Last Scoop an unputdownable must-read, especially for readers who love mysteries, crime thrillers, and suspense.

(This is the third in the Clare Carlson series. Do yourself a favor and grab the first two!)

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#Featured “Easter Egg Hunt Murder (A Reporter Roland Bean Cozy Mystery Book 1)” by Rachel Woods

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Can you figure out who the killer is before the guilty culprit is revealed?

During an Easter egg hunt, Roland “Beanie” Bean and his two-year-old son Evan are searching for eggs when they find a woman sprawled in the dirt beneath a hibiscus bush.

Little Evan thinks the lady is just sleeping, but Beanie knows better.

The nasty gash on the woman’s forehead might not have killed her, but the stab wounds in her chest appear to be fatal.

As an investigative reporter at the Palmchat Gazette, Beanie is the perfect person to cover the story, considering that he found the victim.

Narrowing down the field of suspects, Beanie finds out the victim had plenty of enemies. Not only was she unfaithful to her husband, but she was blackmailing her lover and cheating her business partner and may have been involved in a scam with a vicious island cartel.

As Beanie continues to investigate, he uncovers sinister secrets and devious motives among those who were closest to the victim. Racing to discover the killer, he ends up the target of a diabolical murderer who won’t hesitate to kill again.

Easter Egg Hunt Murder is a contemporary whodunit murder mystery novel in the Reporter Roland Bean Cozy Mystery Series but can be read as a standalone. With lots of clues and red herrings, it features plenty of twists and turns to keep you guessing until the end! Get your copy today!

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“Death and Damages: A Limited Edition Mystery and Thriller Boxed Set”

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Death and Damages: A Limited Edition Mystery and Thriller Boxed Set

Genre: Mystery, Thriller, & Suspense/Amateur Sleuths/Anthology

2.99 at time of posting!

Danger lurks around every corner as these courageous cops, adventurous agents, and daring detectives hunt for the answers to stop the crimes by vicious killers.

But what if the damage is already done?

Inside these pages, you’ll find 25 adventures full of captivating conundrums, hair-raising homicides, and suspenseful secrets from today’s USA Today & Wall Street Journal bestselling and award-winning authors.

Become a private investigator yourself when you inspect plots of deadly assassins, cold-blooded killers, and bone-chilling suspense inside the pages of DEATH AND DAMAGES, an enthralling mystery and thriller boxed set.

Fans of Lee Child, James Patterson, Gillian Flynn, Paula Hawkins, and Grisham will devour these puzzling, mysteries and gripping thrillers.

Includes

Drawing Thin by New York Times bestselling author Patricia Loofbourrow

Gone by USA Today bestselling author Pauline Creeden

Vengeance by USA Today bestselling author John Ling

Facing the Past by Award-Winning author Shereen Vedam

Double Illusion by Multi-Award-Winning author, Deborah Shilan

A Vision A Day Keeps The Killer Away by USA Today bestselling author Kelly Hashway

The Scarlet Stiletto by Maggie Carpenter

Dismal by USA Today bestselling author Tiana Laveen

Never Again by Angela Sanders

Suicide Blonde by Award-Winning author Karen M. Bryson

Qualified Immunity by Aime Austin

Sharpe Note: Sour Grapes of Wrath by Lisa B. Thomas

Mine by USA Today bestselling author Fiona Quinn

Lucky Shores: A Long Road Home by Kerry J. Donovan

Burning Secrets by Jane Blythe

Double Blind by Dan Alatorre

Death’s Shadow by USA Today bestselling authors Muffy Wilson and Dariel Raye

Veiled Conspiracy by Ja’Nese Dixon

The Missing by USA Today bestselling author Terry Keys

Grayout by Bill Hargenrader

Beach Traffic by Wall Street Journal bestselling author Judith Lucci

Love Thy Sister by Award-Winning author Maria Grazia Swan

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“Baked to Death (Cookies & Chance Mysteries Book 2)” by Catherine Bruns

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Baked to Death (Cookies & Chance Mysteries Book 2)

by Catherine Bruns

Genre: Cozy/Mystery/Culinary/Amateur Sleuths

99¢ at time of posting!

Baker turned reluctant amateur sleuth, Sally Muccio’s, finally found the happiness that’s eluded her for years. She’s in love with a great guy, her bakery is thriving, and now she and her best friend Josie Sullivan are gearing up to appear on the popular reality baking show, Cookie Crusades. But a visit from Sal’s greedy ex-husband Colin, who’s looking to cash in on the bakery’s dough, changes everything. Within a few hours Sal’s world—like the shop’s original fortune cookies—is broken apart when Colin turns up dead, and her boyfriend’s arrested for the crime. Now Sal’s mixing it up with vengeful ex-inlaws, a suspicious new employee, slippery baking competitors, and a greasy mobster who’ll stop at nothing to collect on Colin’s unpaid debt. Can Sal prove her man is innocent in time? Or is she about to get baked herself?

**Recipes Included!**

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“He Needed Killing Too (Needed Killing Series Book 2)” by Bill Fitts

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He Needed Killing Too (Needed Killing Series Book 2)

by Bill Fitts

Genre: Cozy/ Mystery/Animals/Amateur Sleuths

99¢ at time of posting!

The director of the University Press was often characterized as a man who needed killing. The Press’s authors and employees certainly wouldn’t disagree–even Peter the Gray, the office cat, detested him. So when someone puts a bullet through Philip Douglas’s head, Crawford has plenty of suspects to consider when he is once again thrust into the role of detective.

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Book 1 – He Needed Killing is also available for 99¢!