8/4/15

Cold Revenge by Jo A Hiestand - Showcase and Giveaway!!!



Synopsis:

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One year ago, Marta Hughes won a purse-choking sum of money at a local casino. She never returned home. Her body was discovered in a ditch twelve miles from her home; her car was back in her driveway. Linnet Isherwood cannot let her friend's unsolved murder rest. She convinces ex-cop Michael McLaren to return to the work he loves. He sifts through a confusing web of lies, misconceptions and veiled motives. Are anonymous late-night phone calls, a vanished hitchhiker, and a stalker wielding empty beer bottles somehow related to the case? Or maybe the woman he broke off with is seeking revenge.


Book Details:


Genre: British Mystery
Published by: The Wild Rose Press, Inc.
Publication Date: March 20th 2015
Number of Pages: 360
ISBN: 978-1628308907
Purchase Links: Amazon Barnes & Noble Goodreads



Read an excerpt:

He brought the photo closer so he could stare at the woman. She appeared to be in her mid-forties, a brunette with hazel eyes that looked amusingly at the photographer. She came up to her husband’s chin. The husband was a graying brunet and while her son had inherited her eye color, he was blond. McLaren had no time to comment on this.
Linnet said, “The others…” She leaned forward, her left arm bent and supporting her, and tapped each photo as she mentioned their names. “The group shot is Marta, her boss, and the vet for the shelter. This…” She skipped over the others in the photograph and pointed to the woman to the extreme left. “That’s Verity Dwyer.”
“The wrongly suspected coworker.” The woman in the photo had auburn hair that shone in the sunlight; her blue eyes smiled at him. Linnet nodded. “Yes. Suspected of killing Marta, though that wasn’t proved. But she was convicted of stealing money from the shelter. She’s three months into her sentence. She was… Oh, it’s extremely involved.”
“I’ve got more time than money. Tell me.”



Author Bio:

authorA true Anglophile, Jo Hiestand wanted to capture the traditional flavor of a detective crime novel and the intimate atmosphere of a British cozy. The result is the McLaren Case mystery series featuring ex-police detective Michael McLaren who now investigates cold cases on his own. Jo has combined her love of writing, board games and music by co-inventing P.I.R.A.T.E.S., the mystery-solving game that uses maps, graphics, song lyrics, and other clues to lead the players to the lost treasure. In 2001 she graduated from Webster University with a BA degree in English and departmental honors. Peter Lovesey, author of the Sergeant Cribb and Peter Diamond series, praises Jo’s writing: “Immaculate research, attention to detail and an elegant style are the hallmarks of Jo Hiestand’s writing. (Horns of a Dilemma is) an atmospheric novel.” Jo founded the Greater St. Louis Chapter of Sisters in Crime, serving as its first president. She is also a member of Mystery Writers of America.

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Giveaway:

This is a giveaway hosted by Partners In Crime Virtual Book Tours for Jo A Hiestand. To win you must be a US resident and be able to provide a US mailing address within 24 hours of receiving an emailing notification of winning. The giveaway begins on Aug 3rd, 2015 and runs through Aug 15th, 2015. a Rafflecopter giveaway
 

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13 comments:

  1. Thanks so much for introducing us to this author and featuring her latest mystery novel. Looks like an interesting read!

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  2. Good morning, everyone! First, I thank all the blog website hosts for featuring COLD REVENGE today. And welcome to all the readers -- I hope you will join in the conversations or start your own. I look forward to reading your comments throughout the day. Thanks for stopping by. Jo

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    1. Jo, thank you so much for taking the time to visit my blog!
      This book sounds great! Even tho I didn't have the time to read and review it this time, I did add it to my wish list for a later date! :-)

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    2. Thanks for letting me be part of your day! I love the name of it and I enjoyed looking around the site. I hope you do like the book if you get to read it. Hope I can team up with you again some time.

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    3. Question for you -
      Do I need to read any of the other books first? Will I be confused? Or is it OK to read this one first?

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    4. This IS the first book in the McLaren Mystery series. You may be confused if you looked it up -- it came out five years ago as SIREN SONG. But my new publisher has edited it -- scenes added, characters deleted, etc -- so it's a new version of Siren Song. Still basically the same, but better, we think! ;-) Since it's the first book, characters and relationships will be explained and it sets a good foundation for the rest of the series. But you can read each, out of order, and still understand everything. You're in luck, tho, as COLD REVENGE is the first book. Hope you like it!

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    5. Ohhhh ok, yes I did look it up and I was confused!

      Thanks for clearing that up!

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    6. No need to be confused! ;-) I'm here to help...whatever good that does, ha ha!

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  3. This book sounds really good.

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    1. Hi, Linda. Thank you for that comment! If you read it, I hope you like it. McLaren's an interesting guy, I think (but I would think that, since I "birthed" him!) ;-) jo

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  4. I'm glad you're able to bring us McLaren and his tales steeped in the British cozy traditions!

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    1. Thank you, Pam. Glad you "dropped by" and commented here. ;-)

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  5. Great post! I nominated you for the Blogger Recognition Award

    http://just--that--girl.blogspot.co.nz/2015/08/the-blogger-recognition-award.html

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