Friday, September 25, 2015

LET'S GET COZY! MURDER SHE WROTE: DEATH OF A BLUE BLOOD: A PREVIEW AND GIVEAWAY


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MURDER SHE WROTE
DEATH OF A BLUE BLOOD
BY JESSICA FLETCHER
AND DONALD BAIN

ABOUT THE BOOK:
First Time in Paperback

In the latest mystery in the USA Today bestselling series, Jessica Fletcher rings in the New Year with British aristocracy, but someone’s about to end the life of the party.…

A VERY PROPER MURDER

Jessica Fletcher and her friend Scotland Yard detective inspector George Sutherland are invited to attend a New Year’s Eve Ball at Castorbrook Castle, thanks to her British publisher. Shortly after arriving in the idyllic English countryside, Jessica discovers the body of a lady’s maid in the garden.

While their host, Lord Norrance, his family, and party guests squabble over the tragic death in perfectly mannered, thoroughly British style, family relations are strained as old wounds are reopened and cutting remarks are freely handed out.

As midnight beckons at the ball, the merriment crashes to a halt when Norrance falls ill and dies, apparently poisoned-and the number of suspects with a grudge against the lord of the manor sprouts like English ivy. Now it’s up to Jessica and George to find the killer-or killers-before another corpse welcomes in the New Year….

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Donald Bain, Jessica Fletcher’s longtime collaborator, is the author or ghost/author of more than 80 books, many of them bestsellers. Among his books, the airline comedy, Coffee Tea or Me?, published almost 30 years ago, together with its sequels sold more than 5-million copies worldwide and was the basis of a television movie-of-the-week.

Bain is a graduate of Purdue University and received its highest award for his work in educational radio and television. (He was designated a Purdue “Distinguished Alumni” for 2003.) He went on to work professionally in broadcasting in Texas and Indiana, and co-hosted more than 200 shows in New York with Long John Nebel, then king of late-night talk-radio.

A public relations executive for McCann-Erickson and American Airlines, Bain also was a consultant to Pan Am for the introduction of the 747, the takeover of National Airlines, and a national campaign to promote air travel. Two of these projects earned Silver Anvil awards from the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA). In 1985, with his wife, he co-founded Hyphenates, Ltd., which has provided editorial services to a wide variety of companies.

Bain has worked for over 30 years as a professional jazz musician, has taught at the college level and has written myriad magazine articles. He is a member of Sigma Delta Chi, the Writer’s Guild of America, the Authors Guild, the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, and the Mystery Writers of America.

Don Bain is married to RenĂ©e Paley-Bain, also a writer, and who collaborates with him on the “Murder, She Wrote” series. He has two grown daughters and four grandsons.

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Jen Scott said...

Murder She Wrote: Death of a Blue Blood sounds like a fun mystery starring Jessica Fletcher. I think the setting sounds lovely and fun. Who would turn down an invite to attend a New Year’s Eve Ball at Castorbrook Castle? I want to go!
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I'm such a sucker for these books. I know she's not 'real' in any sense of the word, but Bain has done such a great job evoking the feel of the series. Thanks!
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Michelle F. said...

I enjoy these books and have lots in the series. I'd like to read this one because of the English setting at a castle. The ball sounds good, too.
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