Circle of Influence

Author: Annette Dashofy
Publisher: Henery Press
ISBN: 1940976014
Format: PDF, Mobi
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THE RIGHT BLEND OF ACTION, EMOTION, AND EDGE… “Dashofy takes small town politics and long simmering feuds, adds colorful characters, and brings it to a boil in a welcome new series.” – Hallie Ephron, Author of There Was an Old Woman. Zoe Chambers, paramedic and deputy coroner in rural Pennsylvania’s tight-knit Vance Township, has been privy to a number of local secrets over the years, some of them her own. But secrets become explosive when a dead body is found in the Township Board President’s abandoned car. As a January blizzard rages, Zoe and Police Chief Pete Adams launch a desperate search for the killer, even if it means uncovering secrets that could not only destroy Zoe and Pete, but also those closest to them. Praise for CIRCLE OF INFLUENCE: “Circle of Influence is an easy, intriguing read, partially because the townfolks’ lives are so scandalously intertwined, but also because author Dashofy has taken pains to create a palette of unforgettable characters.” – Mystery Scene Magazine “The texture of small town Pennsylvania comes alive in Annette Dashofy's debut mystery. Discerning mystery readers will appreciate Dashofy's expert details and gripping storytelling. Zoe Chambers is an authentic character who will entertain us for a long time.” – Nancy Martin, Author of the Blackbird Sister Mysteries “The author has struck gold by delivering a wonderful story… Betrayal, teenage angst, dysfunctional relationship and deep dark secrets will keep you turning the pages in this very enjoyable debut novel.” – Dru Ann Love, Dru’s Book Musings “New York has McBain, Boston has Parker, now Vance Township, PA (“pop. 5000. Please Drive Carefully.”) has Annette Dashofy, and her rural world is just as vivid and compelling as their city noir.” – John Lawton, Producer/Director and Author of the Inspector Troy Series “I’ve been awestruck by Annette Dashofy’s storytelling for years. Look out world, you’re going to love Zoe Chambers and Pete Adams, and Circle of Influence is just the beginning.” – Donnell Ann Bell, Bestselling Author of The Past Came Hunting and Deadly Recall “Dashofy does everything exactly right in this well-crafted not-quite-cozy: compelling plot, original setting and wonderfully rich characters. Her revenge-fueled tale of small town manipulation and murder will keep you turning the pages. This series is a winner!” – Hank Phillippi Ryan, Agatha, Anthony and Mary Higgins Clark Award-Winning Author “An excellent debut, totally fun to read. Annette Dashofy has created a charmer of a protagonist in Zoe Cambers. She's smart, she's sexy, she's vulnerably romantic, and she's one hell of a paramedic on the job. It's great to look forward to books two and three.” – Kathleen George, Professor of Theatre and Writing at the University of Pittsburgh and Edgar-Nominated Author of the Richard Christie Series “This is a terrific first mystery, with just the right blend of action, emotion and edge. I couldn’t put it down. The characters are well drawn and believable…It's all great news for readers. I can’t wait to meet Zoe and Pete again in Vance Township, Monongahela County, PA.” – Mary Jane Maffini, Author of The Dead Don’t Get Out Much Books in the Zoe Chambers Mystery Series: CIRCLE OF INFLUENCE (#1) LOST LEGACY (#2) September 2014 Part of the Henery Press Mystery Series Collection, if you like one, you'll probably like them all… Author Bio: Annette Dashofy, a Pennsylvania farm gal born and bred, grew up with horses, cattle, and, yes, chickens. After high school, she spent five years as an EMT for the local ambulance service. Since then, she’s worked a variety of jobs, giving her plenty of fodder for her lifelong passion for writing. She, her husband, and their two spoiled cats live on property that was once part of her grandfather’s dairy. Her short fiction, including a 2007 Derringer nominee, has appeared in Spinetingler, Mysterical-e, and Fish Tales: the Guppy Anthology. Her newest short story will appear in the Lucky Charms Anthology.

Uneasy Prey

Author: Annette Dashofy
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781635113204
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On the way to the emergency room, an elderly woman regains consciousness long enough to inform paramedic Zoe Chambers that her fall down the basement steps was no accident. Before she can say more, she succumbs to her injuries, launching Zoe and Police Chief Pete Adams into the investigation of a burglary ring targeting the area¿s vulnerable senior citizens.Zoe¿in spite of Pete¿s objections¿takes it upon herself to act as protection detail after the con men, disguised as water company employees, set their sights on Zoe¿s beloved former landlady. It¿s a decision that eventually puts Zoe in harm¿s way.With Zoe already recovering from one close call, Pete must race against time to stop the crime ring¿and a dangerous killer¿before they strike again.

Lost Legacy

Author: Annette Dashofy
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781940976242
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A SURPRISING, ENGAGING, AND ENTERTAINING PAGE-TURNER... "Intriguing, with as many twists and turns as the Pennsylvania countryside it's set in." - CJ Lyons, New York Times Bestselling Author "Even better than her first book, Circle of Influence...As well-crafted as the mystery is, and if you figure this one out before the end you should be a detective, it's the characters that make this series so unique and appealing." - Bobbi Carducci, Author of Confessions of an Imperfect Caregiver Sub-Genre Tags: Traditional Mystery, Police Procedural, Suspense, Amateur Sleuth On a sultry summer afternoon, Paramedic Zoe Chambers responds to a call and finds a farmer's body hanging from the rafters of his hay barn. What first appears to be a suicide quickly becomes something sinister when Zoe links the victim to a pair of deaths forty-five years earlier. Her attempts to wheedle information from her mother and stepfather hit a brick wall of deception, one that brings into question everything Zoe knows about her late father, who died in a car crash when she was eight. Or did he? Police Chief Pete Adams fears Zoe's inquiries are setting her up for deeper heartbreak and putting her in danger. As Zoe and Pete inch closer to the truth, they discover that a missing gun links the crimes which span more than four decades. But the killer isn't done. Two more Vance Township residents fall victim to the same gun, and when tragedy strikes too close to home, Zoe realizes her family is in the crosshairs. Praise for LOST LEGACY: "Lost Legacy has it all: an absorbing plot, compelling characters, haunting echoes from the past, and a protagonist you're going to love. A must read." - Don Helin, Award-Winning Author of Secret Assault and Devil's Den "A vivid country setting, characters so real you'd know them if they walked through your door, and a long-buried secret that bursts from its grave to wreak havoc in a small community-Lost Legacy has it all. Annette Dashofy may be new on the mystery scene, but she writes like a seasoned pro." - Sandra Parshall, Author of the Agatha Award-Winning Rachel Goddard Mysteries "A big-time talent spins a wonderful small-town mystery! Annette Dashofy skillfully weaves secrets from the past into a surprising, engaging, and entertaining page turner." - Hank Phillippi Ryan, Mary Higgins Clark, Agatha and Anthony Award-Winning Author Books in the Zoe Chambers Mystery Series: CIRCLE OF INFLUENCE #1 LOST LEGACY #2 BRIDGES BURNED #3 (April 2015) Part of the Henery Press Mystery Series Collection, if you like one, you'll probably like them all...

A Most Curious Murder

Author: Elizabeth Kane Buzzelli
Publisher: Crooked Lane Books
ISBN: 1629536075
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Jenny Weston moves home to Bear Falls, Michigan, to nurse her bruised ego back to health after a bitter divorce. But the idyllic vision of her charming hometown crumbles when her mother's Little Library is destroyed. The next-door neighbor, Zoe Zola, a little person and Lewis Carroll enthusiast, suspects local curmudgeon Adam Cane, but when he's found dead in Zoe's fairy garden, all roads lead back to her. Jenny, however, believes Zoe is innocent, so the two women team up to find the true culprit, investigating the richest family in Bear Falls, interrogating a few odd townspeople, and delving into long, hidden transgressions--until Adam Cane isn't the only body in town, and they have an even bigger mystery to solve. Inspired by Alice in Wonderland, Elizabeth Kane Buzzelli's quaint and compelling series debut A Most Curious Murder will delight cozy mystery readers.

Wink of an Eye

Author: Lynn Chandler Willis
Publisher: Minotaur Books
ISBN: 1466855517
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On the run from a double-cross, Las Vegas private investigator Gypsy Moran shows up unexpectedly at his sister Rhonda's house in Wink, Texas. She introduces Gypsy to one of her former students, 12-year-old Tatum McCallen, who is in need of Gypsy's services. Tatum wants to hire Gypsy to investigate his father Ryce's alleged suicide. His dad was a deputy with the Sheriff's department and was found hanged in their backyard. Tatum believes his father was murdered after he went inquiring after the disappearance of several teenage girls, all undocumented immigrants. Against his better judgment, Gypsy agrees to snoop around to see what he can find. Between dealing with his now married high school sweetheart, a sexy reporter, and hostile police officers, Gypsy has his work cut out for him. Lynn Chandler Willis' Wink of an Eye is a strong addition to a long list of The Private Eye Writers of America (PWA) Competition winners that includes Steve Hamilton and Michael Koryta.

Body on the Bayou

Author: Ellen Byron
Publisher: Crooked Lane Books
ISBN: 1629537896
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Winner of the 2016 Best Humorous Mystery Lefty Award and shortlisted for the Agatha Best Contemporary Novel Award, Body on the Bayou finds Maggie Crozat once again using her artist's eye to spot clues and help. The Crozats feared that past murders at Crozat Plantation B&B might spell the death of their beloved estate, but they've managed to survive the scandal. Now there's a trés bigger story in Pelican, Louisiana: the upcoming nuptials between Maggie Crozat's nemesis, Police Chief Rufus Durand, and her co-worker, Vanessa Fleer. When everyone else refuses the job of being Vanessa's Maid of Honor, Maggie reluctantly takes up the title and finds herself tasked with a long list of duties--the most important of which is entertaining Vanessa's cousin, Ginger Fleer-Starke. But just days before the wedding, Ginger's lifeless body is found on the bayou and the Pelican PD, as well as the Crozats, have another murder mystery on their hands. There's a gumbo-potful of suspects, including an ex-Marine with PTSD, an annoying local newspaper reporter, and Vanessa's own sparkplug of a mother. But when it looks like the investigation is zeroing in on Vanessa as the prime suspect, Maggie reluctantly adds keeping the bride-to-be out of jail to her list of Maid of Honor responsibilities in Body on the Bayou, Ellen Byron's funny and engaging follow up to her critically acclaimed novel Plantation Shudders.

Murder at the Mansion

Author: Janet Finsilver
Publisher: Lyrical Underground
ISBN: 1616509317
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Fortunes, fineries, and foul play . . . It’s whale-watching season in Redwood Cove, and B&B manager Kelly Jackson’s battening down the hatches for the tourist rush at Redwood Heights—a Victorian-style estate owned by her boss. And due to recent jewelry thefts, her duties include keeping track of the many dust-covered artifacts spread throughout the property. But when Kelly finds Sylvia Porter’s lifeless body, menial tasks don’t seem so terrible. Enlisting the help of a ragtag group of brainy retirees, aka the “Silver Sentinels,” Kelly’s on the hunt for clues hidden behind the mansion’s glamorous façade. . .and for a killer who may want to make history of her next!

With a Vengeance

Author: Annette Dashofy
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781635110173
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"So polished, so intriguing, and so darn good." - Donnell Ann Bell, Bestselling Author of Buried Agendas Paramedic Zoe Chambers and the rest of rural Monongahela County's EMS and fire personnel are used to wading into the middle of trouble to rescue the sick and the injured. But when someone with an ax to grind seeks retribution by staging accident scenes and gunning down the first responders, Zoe finds herself forced to not only treat her own brethren of the front lines, but also, in her role as deputy coroner, seek out whoever is killing her friends. At the same time, Vance Township Police Chief Pete Adams races to track down a gun, a mysterious all-terrain vehicle, and the sniper before Zoe goes back on duty, placing herself--and Pete--firmly in the gunman's crosshairs.

Murder in G Major

Author: Alexia Gordon
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781635110609
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With few other options, African-American classical musician Gethsemane Brown accepts a less-than-ideal position turning a group of rowdy schoolboys into an award-winning orchestra. Stranded without luggage or money in the Irish countryside, she figures any job is better than none. The perk? Housesitting a lovely cliffside cottage. The catch? The ghost of the cottage's murdered owner haunts the place. Falsely accused of killing his wife (and himself), he begs Gethsemane to clear his name so he can rest in peace. Gethsemane's reluctant investigation provokes a dormant killer and she soon finds herself in grave danger. As Gethsemane races to prevent a deadly encore, will she uncover the truth or star in her own farewell performance?