Monday, February 11, 2019

RUNNING FROM ARROWS

Running from Arrows (A Running Store Mystery)
by T.C. Wescott

 

About the Book

 
Cozy Mystery/Romance/Humor 2nd in Series 
Better Mousetrap Books (January 7, 2019)
Print Length: 192 pages
Digital ASIN: B07KDYFYKB

One of Lacy's beaus has a bow. Unlike Cupid, his arrows kill. There's more than romance in the air this Valentine's Day!
Running from Arrows is the fun, twist-filled, romantic cozy mystery romp you've been waiting for!
Valentine's Day is coming up and Lacy is single. If that's not bad enough, she has a secret admirer. Is it the compassionate, haunted detective, the ruggedly handsome businessman, the suave maître de, the guy in her running group who likes to stare, or maybe someone who's not on her radar? She'll find out soon enough because he's invited her to dinner. Now the question isn't how long Lacy will remain single but how long she'll remain alive.
During the Sweetheart Run through the town of Cedar Mill a fellow runner is murdered and a notorious burglar called the Black Cat is found dead with an arrow sticking out of him. Somehow these strange murders are connected to the ladies of Run For It - Lacy the divorcee, Stax the quirky bookseller, and Ruby the old-time mystery novelist. They're back in a race against time to catch an invisible killer and exonerate an innocent man!
If you love a delicious mystery dripping with romance, humor, and chills - and a Valentine's Day dinner no reader will ever forget - then buy Running from Arrows now and run it right to the top of your TBR pile!
You'll want to tell all your friends about Running from Arrows, but whatever you do, DON'T TELL THE SECRET OF THE SECRET ADMIRER.
Running from Arrows is part two in a series but can be read as a stand-alone.


The Ups & Downs of Cozy Murder
By Lacy Purdy

Crisp, clean air, bright sun, smiling people. That’s Cedar Mill, Oklahoma. I moved here a couple of years ago from Kansas City, Missouri and haven’t looked back. As far as I’m concerned, this is my hometown. If I ever wander, this is where I’ll return to. Murders aside, it’s a perfect little town.
But the murders—yeesh. I’ve chronicled them in two books thus far. I titled the first one Running from Scissors. Clever, right? And appropriate. You see, a fellow running from the store, Marlene Petrick, was being stalked by someone who would leave barber scissors for her to find. Why barber scissors? Well, it turned out to have something to do with an event in her past. Anyway, to make a long story short, Marlene disappeared in the middle of a trail run. And by ‘disappeared’ I mean right into thin air. We all saw her start the run, but she never made it to the other side, and nobody saw a thing. A search of the area turned up nothing except a small amount of cloth material. Sound bad? It gets worse. A few days later I’m leading a run and after turning down an alley we find…well, let’s just say Marlene wasn’t missing any more.
I should mention that Marlene and I were anything but friends. She was something of a bully and for some reason I was her primary target. This made me a suspect in her murder. The fact that I found the body guaranteed I’d sore up the suspect charts. I was in the black and if not for my friends, Stax and (especially) Ruby, I might have ended up in orange.
Ruby is brilliant when it comes to murder. Not committing them, mind you, but concocting them. And solving them. She’s a mystery writer, you see. In the middle part of the 20th century she began writing the Inspector Butterwell series of mystery novels. She put down her pen over 20 years ago, but she’s as sharp as ever. She not only figured out how a runner can goes missing in front of a hundred people, but she captured the culprit to boot.
Now it’s Valentine’s Day. The only thing worse than the commercialized manufactured romance of V-Day is being single and not being able to take advantage of the commercialized pre-fab romantics. That’s me. But I do have a secret admirer sending me flowers. He could be anybody: a fellow runner, a client at the insurance agency, one of the shopkeepers I see around town. And maybe—just maybe—he’s Detective Luke Bentley. Fingers crossed on that one.
I came to know Bentley during the investigation into Marlene Petrick’s murder. Now here we are, the time of the Sweetheart Run just before Cupid day, and Cupid has gone and snared himself a new victim with his arrow. Only this cupid isn’t the little cherub of love. They call him the Cupid Killer and he’s claimed one…nope, make that two victims. And there’s a third one on the way. And that will be a doozy. But I digress.
Another impossible murder for us to solve. And we’d better do it fast, because the Cupid Killer is coming for one of us now.!

Plus, there’s still the matter of my secret admirer. Who might he be?
Check out Running from Arrows now in Kindle, paperback or Audible formats. But don’t tell the secret!

About the Author


T.C. Wescott was born in Missouri but has lived in Oklahoma most of his life. 
Like pretty much every author who has ever breathed, he is an avid reader. 
His favorites are classic mysteries from the Golden Age, as well as just before or just after that period (which is widely considered the period between the two World Wars). 
His first mystery novel, Running from Scissors, was published in July 2018 and will be the first of at least three books in the Running Store Mystery series.

The Christmas Village Mystery series was launched in November with the debut title Slay Bells
The formula for his books is simple – mixing the classic, traditional detective fiction standards with all the trappings of the modern cozy mystery.

Wescott is also (under another name) the author of two award-winning non-fiction books as well as a slew of essays and articles.
Purchase Link – Amazon

 
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