Thursday, August 16, 2012



Ms. Anneka Tapley has won our MURDER IN CYPRUS HOLLOW contest. Congratulations Anneka!

Now, onto our end of summer read-a-long. I joined several summer read-a-longs over the last few years and have enjoyed the comments and feedback from each of them. So, I thought, why not a read-along with my fellow bloggers?

For this read-a-long, I’ve decided my latest novel, Murder in Cyprus Hollow, would be a good choice. Below you’ll find a brief description to help you decide if you’d like to join us. I hope you find yourself intrigued enough to join the challenge. Comments will begin next Thursday and will continue for two weeks, ending September 6.


Professional blogger and amateur sleuth, Hattie Blitch along with her husband, Skyler, the sheriff of Cyprus Hollow, SC, investigate a body found floating in the waters of Carolina Carlyle’s nineteenth-century plantation. The couple returns to the plantation after Carolina’s employee finds a three hundred year old pirate flag and treasure map, then vanishes.

Carolina’s discovery of her employee’s body in the plantation woods, in addition to the first body having been found on her property, reignites the town’s rejection of her pirate ancestry.

The double murders compel Hattie to use her research savvy to discover the killer’s identity, and race to prevent Carolina from becoming the next victim.

A hardcopy of Murder in Cyprus Hollow is available for $11.23 at:

The book is also available through Kindle for $2.99 at:

What do you think? Are you ready to come join me? I look forward to your responses.