Saturday, April 14, 2012

Mystery blurb fest today!

Did you survive Friday the 13th? Maybe it even gave you some story ideas. :) Great! You can put them to work for the next blurb fest.

Today is Mystery Blurb Fest! If you've never participated before, it's very easy. Just post:

- Book title
- by (author name)
- book blurb
- buy link

See? Easy peasy. Post one blurb per author, please, throughout the weekend.

In two weeks, round up your Stetsons and spurs for the first Western blurb fest. Yippee cayay.:)

Post away!



  1. In the Shadow of the Glacier
    by Vicki Delany
    Delany's intriguing series opener introduces young constable Molly Smith, who almost literally stumbles across a rare murder victim in peaceful Trafalgar, British Columbia. The deceased, Reg Montgomery, was a widely distrusted newcomer planning to develop a luxury resort outside the town, making for a long list of suspects. The community is further divided by Smith's mother's plans for a public memorial to American draft resisters who fled to Canada during the Vietnam War. Struggling to recover from the death of her husband, build a career on the force and win the approval of her hippie parents and hard-edged Sgt. John Winters, newly arrived from Vancouver with his own set of personal problems, Smith throws herself into solving the case. Delany (Burden of Memory) carefully sets up the conflicts, resolving most but not all in anticipation of the next assignment, and begins what looks to be some extensive character development (Publisher's Weekly)

  2. Missing, Assumed Dead
    by Marva Dasef

    Prejudice, murder, insanity, suicide: Every small town has its secrets.

    When Kameron McBride receives notice she’s the last living relative of a missing man she’s never even heard of, the last thing she wants to do is head to some half-baked Oregon town to settle his affairs. But since she’s the only one available, she grudgingly agrees.

    En route, she runs afoul of a couple of hillbillies and their pickup in an accident that doesn’t seem...accidental. Especially when they keep showing up wherever she goes. Lucky for her, gorgeous Deputy Mitch Caldwell lends her a hand, among other things. Her suspicions increase when the probate Judge tries a little too hard to buy the dead man’s worthless property.

    Working on a hunch and trying to avoid the Judge’s henchmen, Kam probes deeper into the town’s secrets and finds almost no one she can trust. With Mitch’s help, she peels away the layers of prejudice, suicide, murder, and insanity. But someone in town doesn’t like her poking around, and when they show their intentions by shooting her through the police chief’s office window, the stakes are raised. Kam must find out what really happened to her dead relative before someone in this backward little town sends her to join him.

    And she thought Oregon was going to be boring.

  3. Mimosas, Mischief, and Murder by Sara Rosett

    Super-organized Ellie Avery thinks she's prepared for everything when she and her family set off for an extended visit with her Southern in-laws, but the one thing she hasn't planned for is cold-blooded murder. When the patriarch of the family passes away under suspicious circumstances, the quirky Avery family closes ranks and Ellie can't help looking for motives among the mourners.

    "Charm, Southern sass, and suspense."
    --Fresh Fiction

    Thanks for the opportunity to post!


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