Monday, July 1, 2013

LET'S GET COZY! MONUMENT TO THE DEAD: A PREVIEW AND GIVEAWAY

 
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MONUMENT TO THE DEAD 
A Museum Mystery
BY SHEILA CONNOLLY
ABOUT THE BOOK: 
As president of the Pennsylvania Antiquarian Society in Philadelphia, Nell Pratt relies on the generosity of philanthropists. But when someone starts killing benefactors, it’s Nell’s turn to come to their aid...

When Nell reads the obituary of a former board member, Adeline Harrison, she makes a mental note to send flowers and doesn’t think twice about it—until FBI agent James Morrison shares his suspicions about the nature of Adeline’s death. It turns out that a number of other members of the local cultural community have died in the last few months, under similar circumstances.

Soon Nell uncovers what seems to be a plot to rid Philadelphia of harmless, elderly philanthropists—but why? If she can figure out the killer’s motive, she has a chance of stopping the misanthropic murderer before another do-gooder is done in.. 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: 
Pseudonym for Sarah Atwell.
Sheila Connolly is two people these days: herself and Sarah Atwell.

Sarah is writing a new mystery series for Berkley Prime Crime. The first book of the Glassblowing Mystery series, Through a Glass, Deadly, was published March 4, 2008.

Sheila is writing a second new mystery series for Berkley Prime Crime. The first book of the Orchard Mystery series, One Bad Apple, will appear in August 2008.

Sheila's vital statistics: Married (to my first and only husband), one daughter, three cats. I live in a Victorian home in Massachusetts, not far from Cape Cod. I have more degrees than I know what to do with. Over the course of my life, I've lived in seven states, nineteen towns, and two foreign countries.

During my long and varied career, I've been:


  • an art historian (medieval architecture)
  • an investment banker in San Francisco and Philadelphia
  • a non-profit fundraiser
  • a professional genealogist (I had my own business, Lost Ancestors)
  • and finally, a mystery writer.
    I really hope the writer label sticks, because I'm having a great time.

    I love to travel, I can fix almost anything around an old house, and I'm passionate about genealogy. 

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    debbie said...

    This sounds like a good cozy mystery. I would like to see who did it and why they are killing them.
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    I think this series is really fun, but I need to catch up!

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    Carol N Wong said...

    I think that the author's variety of jobs would add a lot of experiences to her cozy writing. Would love to be a museum curator!

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    I clicked on her link to her genealogy page and found a few ancestors that are common to both of us!

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    2. Lucretia C. Mott

    So far so good!

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    Rosita said...

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    holdenj said...

    I really liked Nell's first stories and can't wait to read this one. Shelia adds enough info and twists to make the story interesting.
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    Shelia also started a new series this year that takes place in Ireland. And, she posts at three different blogs!
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    Tina said...

    I love the cover...used to live near that museum so the setting is very attractive to me.

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    Tina said...

    I found sheila has a lot of irons in the fire!
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