Friday, October 3, 2014

LET'S GET COZY! PICKED TO DIE: A PREVIEW AND GIVEAWAY

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PICKED TO DIE
A Orchard Mystery
BY SHEILA CONNOLLY

ABOUT THE BOOK:
The new Orchard Mystery—from the New York Times bestselling author of Golden Malicious and Scandal in Skibbereen.

A TREE IS KNOWN BY ITS FRUIT

It’s harvest time in Granford, Massachusetts, and orchard owner Meg Corey and her fiancé, Seth, are both racing to beat the New England winter. Meg is bringing in her apple crop with a team of workers, while Seth is working to restore an old building in the center of town. But when his project is set back due to the unexpected discovery of a skeleton under the building—and even worse, a young man related to one of Meg’s former apple pickers is found dead behind the local feed store—the couple’s carefully laid plans are quickly spoiled…

Meg can’t help but wonder: are they just unlucky, or is there something rotten in Granford? If so, she knows she’s got to seek out the bad apple before it ruins the whole bunch…

Includes Delicious Recipes!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
When I was twenty-one, I picked out an author photo for my book jacket, whenever I managed to write a book. It took me a few decades, but I never gave up the dream. Of course, once I started writing, I couldn't stop! I went through the required number of rejections and "almosts" along the way, but I finally sold a book in 2006 and never looked back.

Vital statistics: Married (to my first and only husband), with one child who is pursuing her own dream in another state, and two cats. I live in a Victorian home in eastern Massachusetts that always needs fixing. I have more degrees than I know what to do with (art history and finance—go figure!). Over the course of my life, I've lived in seven states, nineteen towns, and two foreign countries. I'm a Mayflower descendant and the grandchild of Irish immigrants.
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
Now I consider everything that came before as research that I was accumulating until the time was right. The funny thing is, I've used almost everything I've ever done in my books, which is great. I also have the opportunity to learn a lot of interesting new things, like how to grow apples or manage a pub in Ireland.

When I'm not writing, I love to travel (and that includes doing research for writing too), I can fix almost anything around an old house, and I'm passionate about genealogy (more on the genealogy later). I really hope the writer label sticks, because I'm having a great time.

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Carol N Wong said...

I have been wanting to read an Orchard Mystery for ages and now there's a chance. I am very familiar with apple orchards. Apples are plenty in Indiana so I think that I would like the apple theme in this book.

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Margie said...

Apple recipes, a little romance, and a couple of bodies--sounds like an intriguing cozy. Thanks for the giveaway.
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Lisa Brown said...

I live near apple orchards, our area has a history for it. would love to read this.
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I'm really into the apple motif of this series.

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A skeleton and a dead body. I'd like to see how they are connected and, of course, who did it.

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It's apple picking season here and the cover made me want to go to an orchard and get some great apples.
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When I saw it was set in MA, I knew I wanted to read it. I still miss fall in MA.

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