Last Indie Author Appreciation Day I brought you horror writer extraordinaire, Harvey Click. Today, I’m in the mood for something (someone?) substantially less… gory.
Introducing Lynda Wilcox, author of the Verity Long Mysteries — charming books to cozy up to in the wee hours, while the hubby’s sonorous snoring, once so endearing, now brings thoughts of murder to mind. Thank goodness you have a murder to solve, and not to perpetrate!
For those of you who don’t know, a “cozy” is a mystery in which the crime is solved by someone other than the police, the FBI, or even a private investigator — a private citizen with a tendency to trip over bodies, and a keen eye for the facts. In some cases, it’s an old lady who could out-sleuth the pros with two knitting needles tied behind her back. (Agatha Christie’s Miss Marple, the ultimate cozy crime solver, for example.) In the Verity Long Mysteries, our heroine (um, Verity Long!) is no grey-haired old lady; she’s the young personal assistant to a famous mystery writer. Here’s the book description for Lynda Wilcox’s first book in the series, Strictly Murder:
The estate agent’s details listed two reception rooms, kitchen and bath. What they failed to mention was the dead celebrity in the master bedroom. Personal assistant Verity Long’s house hunt is about to turn into a hunt for a killer. It will take some fancy footwork to navigate the bitchy world of dance shows, television studios, and dangerously gorgeous male co-stars. When Verity looks like the killer’s next tango partner, she discovers that this dance is … Strictly Murder.
If you’re in the mood for quick-stepping murder, try Strictly Murder. At $ .99, it’s a decision you will not soon regret. Which can’t be said for smothering that snoring husband of yours. You know you’ll get caught. So put down that pillow. I said put down that pillow!
And pick up Strictly Murder, today.