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Bargain: Freebie and a New Release

Author MaryJo Dawson has a new release out in her Sally Nimitz mystery series! Who Was Nathan Spencer? just released!

And if you haven’t started this series, there’s good news–the first is free. I brought this along on my kindle, but haven’t had a chance to read yet!

The Death of Amelia Marsh

Sally Nimitz is a widow living in a small mid-western town with a satisfying ordinary life. She is invited to visit her neighbor one afternoon, an elderly lady with a charming English accent. When she arrives for the appointment, the lady is lying on her kitchen floor, dead from a blow to the head. Sally finds herself drawn into the puzzling crime; why would anyone want to kill Mrs. Marsh? As she looks for answers, Sally discovers a talent dormant within herself for solving such a puzzle. With the aid of two friends this budding female sleuth learns Amelia Marsh’s life was a mystery in itself, and there are secrets hidden in her past.

And the latest release–I’m not sure I’d lend him the money…

Who Was Nathan Spencer? the seventh book in the series is now out and on sale for a great price of $2.99.

Miss Anne Carey’s affluent brother Ira consults her for advice. Should he loan his son Craig thirty thousand dollars although he cannot say what the money is for? This isn’t like Craig at all. Decidedly odd, agree Anne’s friends Sally Nimitz and George Thomas.

Craig gets the loan, and what began as puzzling quickly turns deadly. The money disappears, Craig is fighting for his life, and the name of an elusive older brother crops up in connection with the whole mess. Sally and George step up to help their dear friend’s family find answers. Who was Nathan Spencer? Was he responsible for robbery, kidnapping, and murder?

Posted: September 12, 2017
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New Sally Nimitz Mystery – And a Freebie

savingThe 6th Sally Nimitz mystery, Ending the Varney Curse, by MaryJo Dawson has just been published. I haven’t tried this series yet, but the first is free, so that makes it an easy choice. Here’s the blurb for book 6:

Sally is asked to assist in an ongoing undercover operation investigating shipping magnate Jock Varney. All she has to do is slip away to Phoenix for a few days to fill in as caregiver to Varney’s elderly mother, Elizabeth. And while doing that, carry out her primary assignment. It all goes smoothly.

So why, less than two weeks later, is Mrs. Varney’s regular companion standing at Sally’s front door with a suspicious mind and a lot of questions? One reason: her employer is dead and the loyal Vera Riley isn’t convinced it was natural causes.

And no wonder. The Varney family has experienced more than its share of sudden deaths. Sally and her two loyal assistants travel to California where they team up with Mrs. Riley to find out the truth. Who or what is behind the dark events plaguing the Varneys?

About the Author

savingMaryJo Dawson likes animals and long walks in the Colorado sunshine. She love sweets and loves to bake. She has had varied success growing flowers in her garden, but like all gardeners, she keeps on trying!

Book 1 – The Death of Amelia Marsh

savingThe first in the Sally Nimitz series is The Death of Amelia Marsh. The first book is free on all venues, so you can try out the series without risk! Here’s the blurb:

Sally Nimitz is a widow living in a small mid-western town with a satisfying ordinary life. She is invited to visit her neighbor one afternoon, an elderly lady with a charming English accent. When she arrives for the appointment, the lady is lying on her kitchen floor, dead from a blow to the head. Sally finds herself drawn into the puzzling crime; why would anyone want to kill Mrs. Marsh? As she looks for answers, Sally discovers a talent dormant within herself for solving such a puzzle. With the aid of two friends this budding female sleuth learns Amelia Marsh’s life was a mystery in itself, and there are secrets hidden in her past.

Find The Death of Amelia:
On Amazon
On Kobo
On Barnes and Noble
It’s also available on Apple and Smashwords.

Posted: August 18, 2016
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The Sally Nimitz Series

MaryJo Dawson writes the Sally Nimitz series. I featured the latest in the series and also the first in the series yesterday (the first is free!) Here’s a little bit more about the author and a full list of all the books in the series.

MaryJo Dawson enjoyed a satisfying career as a practicing nurse, most of it working in obstetrics. In her heroine, Sally Nimitz, she’s combined that background with a lifelong enjoyment of old-fashioned mystery novels and writing. She lives with her husband in a small town at the foothills of the Rocky Mountains in southeastern Colorado. She likes British mysteries that rely on clues, imagination and just enough detail to take her there. She tries to write characters that you wouldn’t mind inviting over to dinner.

When she’s not busing writing, she enjoys church, community life in a small town, and keeping up with family and friends,
largely through e-mail. She shuns social media in favor of listening to classical or instrumental music and having friends over for late afternoon snacks or a BBQ dinner. If she had the opportunity to invite an author to dinner, she’d choose: Jan Karon, David McCullough, Brock and Brodie Thoene, or Jacqueline Winspear.

Her favorite meal out? Breakfast! Crispy bacon, blueberry pancakes, specialty bagels, yum.

You can find MaryJo on Goodreads or visit her author page on Amazon.

maryjo1 The first in the Sally Nimitz series is The Death of Amelia Marsh. The first book is free on all venues, so you can try the series without risk!

On Amazon
Here is the link to Kobo.
At Apple: The Death of Amelia Marsh: A Sally Nimitz Mystery (Book 1) – MaryJo Dawson
Link to B&N.
Also available in paperback.

maryjo2 The Disappearance of Douglas White is book two in the series. Can Sally help a friend find his missing brother?

Also at other retailers (see links next to the first book).

maryjo3 The Strange Situation at Emlee is book three in the series. Can Sally and her two friends dig up clues that are two generations old and help an old friend keep her family estate?


maryjo4 The Truth About Charlie is book four. Sally flies to Florida to help her son with an adoption. Good thing she’s on the case, because things start to go terribly wrong.


maryjo5 Did Lucy Bedford Have to Die? is book 5. Sally and her friends nearly meet their match when they can’t find a motive for the murder.


maryjo6 The 6th Sally Nimitz mystery, just out this month: Ending the Varney Curse. Sally goes undercover–and finds more than she bargained for!

Posted: August 18, 2016
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Cozy Find: Death Goes to the County Fair

saving Death Goes to the County Fair by Annette Drake is my bargain cozy mystery find for the week! Cute book blurb and the cover just so happens to fit the upcoming Halloween season.

Description
Joni Harte knew her first job out of college would be tough, but she didn’t expect it to be murder.

With the ink mostly dry on her journalism degree, Joni accepts the position of news reporter and photographer for The Ogallala Gazette. She’s tasked with chronicling all of the goings-on of the quirky characters who inhabit this small Missouri town.

While investigating the identity of the first murder victim, Joni makes an enemy of the local sheriff. Worse, she catches the attention of a stalker who promises to cure Joni of her curiosity. As the Ogallala County Fair comes to an end, Joni must uncover the truth before she comes to hers.

savingThe author, Annette Drake, got her start writing in the romance genre. Her sweet romance, A Year with Geno is on sale for only 99 cents until Oct 31st. (It may be a sweet romance, but geez, the poor woman looks to have all the odds working against her! I do hope it all works out…Somehow! )

Meet the Author
Annette DrakeAnnette Drake is a multi-genre author whose work is character-driven and celebrates the law of unintended consequences.

Death Goes to the County Fair kicks off the premier of her cozy-mystery series set in Ogallala, Missouri. The book premiered on October 15th.

Her romance titles include: A Beautiful Day in Alaska, A Year with Geno, and Celebration House.

Annette’s middle-grade novel, Bone Girl, was published in March of 2014 by Baskethound Books and is available in ebook, print and audiobook.

Annette makes her home in Washington state. A member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators, she loves ferry rides, basset hounds and bakeries. She does not camp. If she can help it. You can find her on Facebook or Twitter or her website.

Posted: October 20, 2015
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