Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Book Blast - local author Jo Hiestand - Cold Revenge - Partners In Crime Virtual Blog Tours

I'm so pleased to be a part of Partners In Crime's book blast for a local St. Louis author Jo Hiestand- Here is our earlier interview for your reading pleasure.



Cold Revenge

by Jo A Hiestand

August 4 Book Blast




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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18 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. Hi Jo, good luck with the re-releases!!

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  3. Thanks so much for sharing this Debbie!

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    1. Hey Ali, thanks for the comment!

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    2. And thank you for logging on and reading it! jo

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  4. I love a British cozy. The McLaren series should be fun.

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    1. Hi Pam, I'm thinking you're correct!!!

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    2. Hi, Pam -- Thank you for taking the time to log onto Debbie's site, and thanks for the message.

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  5. Thanks for hosting! I don't think I've read a book in this setting/flavor in a long time.

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    1. Hey Braine, I know me either. Thanks for the visit!

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  6. I hope you enjoy it if you read it. I like McLaren (strangely enough!) -- he's an interesting guy.

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  7. Thanks for hosting my book today, Debbie. I enjoyed it and loved the comments from your readers. I hope I can come back sometime!

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    1. Of course Jo, you're welcome anytime :)!

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  8. Oh this look good and I've been enjoying these type of thriller mysteries lately.

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    1. I know you have Kim. Hope you like this one too!

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  9. Well, perhaps you will enjoy this, too, if you read it! ;-) Thanks so much!

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