I am happy to announce MURDER OF A GOOD MAN with Camel Press will be coming out January 15, 2018. This will be my second series that takes place in Texas and the story centers around a historic hotel in an oil-bust town.
When Nora Alexander drives into Piney Woods, Texas, to fulfill her dying mother’s last wish, she has no idea what awaits her. First, she is run off the road, then the sealed letter she delivers turns out to be a scathing rebuke to the town’s most beloved citizen and favored candidate for Piney Woods Pioneer: Adam Brockwell. Next thing you know, Adam has been murdered in a nasty knife attack. Suspicion instantly falls on Nora, one of the last people to see him alive. After all, everyone in Piney Woods loved him. Or did they? Turns out Nora’s mother had a complicated past she never shared with her daughter.
Told not to leave town by Tuck the flirty sheriff, Nora finds a job with Tuck’s Aunt Marty trying to get the rundown Tunie Hotel back in the black. The old hotel was Piney Woods’ heart and soul in its heyday as an oil boomtown. Now the secrets it harbors may be the key to getting Nora off the hook. She’s going to need to solve the mystery quickly to avoid arrest, or worse: becoming the killer’s next victim.
The blog tour continues and today I am on the list! You can find me at Eskie Mama Reads being interviewed. Learn a little about the behind the scenes part of producing these anthologies. I’ll give you hint–it’s a lot of fun! Here’s a little about my story in the anthology.
Double-Tap: A Pecan Bayou Mystery
Betsy Livingston Fitzpatrick, AKA the Happy Hinter, is an ongoing character in Teresa Trent’s Pecan Bayou series. Anyone who’s ever been part of a dance recital will relate to Betsy’s struggles—but most of us won’t have to solve a murder mystery while trying to master tricky choreography.
Then Karen Cantwell writes terrifically fun mysteries and romantic comedies (my favorite title being Citizen Insane!) Here is an introduction to the story Karen wrote for Purr-fect Crime.
The Wizard of Paws: A Barbara Marr Mystery Short
Barbara Marr is anything but your average mom. In this addition to Karen Cantwell’s series, a sick cat sends Barbara tripping down the Yellow Brick Road as she searches for answers to a particularly heartless crime.
Something she does at her website is a free short story store that will send stories directly to your Kindle. Great idea, Karen! You can read more from Karen today at Queen of All She Reads.
Once you start reading this book you will not be able to put it down. You will fall in love with this series as I did.
Just a note to my readers- if you missed my free days for this book, good news! It will be free again on December 4-5. THANK YOU to everyone who downloaded the book. Your response to my free days was wonderful.
When Tess Tremaine starts a new life in the colorful town of Goose Pimple Junction, curiosity leads her to look into a seventy-five-year-old murder. Suddenly she’s learning the foreign language of southern speak, resisting her attraction to local celebrity Jackson Wright, and dealing with more mayhem than she can handle.
Don’t you just love that name? A Blue Million Books? Hop on over to read my interview today and find out about my writing process with questions like these:
How did you create the plot for Murder for a Rainy Day? I read an article about somebody stealing a cow statue and putting it in someone’s front yard. I remembered somebody (not me) did that very thing in Colorado where I went to high school. From there I just couldn’t put away the thought–why? Why would anyone take the time to do such a silly thing? From there I thought about how to develop the theft into my mystery. Of course, Pecan Bayou is full of things like giant chickens made out of soup cans and fake horses, so it was a natural fit.
What you might not know is that A Blue Million Books is the blog of Amy Metz, the author of Murder and Mayhem in Goosepimple Junction-another great cozy mystery and it’s an incredible 99 Cents right now. Click on the cover to pick up your copy!
While you’re at A Blue Million Books, I hope you don’t forget to enter my giveaway-a $25 Amazon card. This time of year we all need a little extra Amazon cash.
I have been so pleased with the reviews my fifth mystery, Burnout is getting!
The mystery is a real page-turner that will keep you guessing until the very end. And the small-town characters are a hoot. ~Traci Andrighetti’s Blog
Teresa is a new author to me… I like how she paints the town and the people in your mind so vividly. ~Shelley’s Book Case
Today my book is being reviewed over at Books Are Life 🙂 Check out the entire blog when you are looking for a new mystery to read. It is a wealth of information that could help you find just the right book.
I’m guest posting over at Mochas, Mysteries & Meows today! Are you good at solving mysteries or do you miss the villain every time? Read my insider tips on devices mystery writer’s use to throw off all the potential Sherlock’s. Oh and by the way–no secret code today
Yesterday I received hearts and today it’s flowers. Hoping this means chocolates may be in my future. (I’ll share) I’m happy to be visiting over at A Chick Who Readstoday, so hop on over and don’t forget to enter my giveaway for a jar of Texas honey and an Amazon Gift Card.
Here is some of Andrea’s review.
The hilarity that ensues while Betsy tries to get organized and then gets a wedding planner is truly priceless. It definitely made me wonder why anyone goes through all the hassle or in this case why they’d want to get married on Valentine’s Day. (Oh yeah..so their hubby won’t forget!) The whole wedding planning process is full of issues thanks to another couple getting married on the same day and one half of the wedding party is the mayor’s son.
I’m over being interviewed today at Cozy Up With Kathy . She really had me thinking! Here are just a few of the questions she asked me.
Kathy: What first drew you to cozy mysteries?
TT: I loved Agatha Christie’s Miss Marple books and watched every Murder She Wrote ever made. I would so live in that house in Cabot Cove, even with the crime rate.
Kathy: Do you write in any other genres?
TT: Not yet, but would love to write a Debbie Macomber type of a novel some day. I know that I would write “cozy” in almost any genre because I enjoy creating characters that are around all of us in our real lives.
Read the rest of the interview at Cozy Up With Kathyto find out if I believe in ghosts, what’s always in my pantry and what authors I would invite to dinner.