Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Book Spotlight ~ " A Death in the Family" by Marlene Bateman + US giveaway!

Erica Coleman, a gifted and quirky private investigator with OCD is with her family in the picturesque town of Florence, Oregon, happily anticipating Grandma Blanche’s eighty-first
birthday celebration. But when the feisty matriarch, a savvy businesswoman, suspects wrongdoing and asks Erica to investigate her company, things get sticky. Before the investigation can begin, Blanche passes away. But her unexpected death leaves Erica with more questions than answers. It soon becomes clear Grandma’s passing was anything but natural: she was murdered.
When another relative becomes the next victim of someone with a taste for homicide, Erica uses her flair for cooking to butter up local law enforcement and gather clues. As she works to unravel the case, Erica’s OCD either helps or hinders her—depending on who you talk to—but it’s those same obsessive/compulsive traits than enable Erica to see clues that others miss. When she narrowly escapes becoming the third victim, Erica is more determined than ever to solve the case but wonders if she’s bitten off more than she can chew.
As a special bonus, ten of Erica’s favorite recipes are included!

Marlene is offering one winner a copy of her book.  You must have a US address to enter.  See terms and conditions to the right.  It is also listed in the bottom of the rafflecopter form. Contest ends on March 31, 2014.
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  1. I love the creative characters and themes of mystery books. All authors are creative and unique, that write then, and I really love the genre in general. Thank you for the chance to win, I hope I get a chance to read this wonderful book :)

  2. I love the anticipation I feel when I am reading a mystery. It is so fun to try to figure out whodunit. Thanks for the great giveaway, Marlene!

  3. I like reading mysteries because they are my favorite books to read. I enjoy trying to figure out who the killer is. Thanks for the giveaway Marlene.


  4. I love to try to figure out who did it. I usually get it wrong lol.

  5. I love mysteries! I love trying to figure them out and all the twists and turns

  6. i like to figure out who done it - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

  7. I like mystery books for the suspense and they let me play detective in my brain as to who-done-it. Thanks so much for this giveaway! I look forward to reading.

    Les Johnson

  8. I love trying to figure out who done it. I like the suspense that comes along with a good mystery. Thanks for the chance to win!!


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