Please welcome our honored guest today, Evelyn David. The author of Murder Off the Books, Murder Takes the Cake, Riley Come Home, Moonlighting at the Mall and The Brianna Sullivan Mysteries e-book series, Evelyn David is the pseudonym for Marian Edelman Borden and Rhonda Dossett.
Website – http://www.evelyndavid.com
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/evelyn.david1
“It is our choices that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.” ~J.K. Rowling
Serendipity can surprise you, which we guess is the point. We asked Ann if we could guest blog on her site as part of our "worldwide" virtual tour to promote our new mystery, Zoned for Murder. She graciously welcomed us and said the topic of the week was "choice" or "second choice."
In our first two mystery series, the main female characters were making life choices in the mist of solving mysteries – Rachel Brenner from Murder Off the Books and Murder Takes the Cake made the choice to stop being a victim. Brianna Sullivan, the reluctant psychic, in our Brianna Sullivan Mysteries made the choice to leave Chicago and embrace the freedom of the open road. She didn't get too far before she was putting down roots again, but it remains her choice from book to book about whether to stay in the small town of Lottawatah, Oklahoma or drive away in her motorhome.
"Choice" is a perfect description of the divergent pathways that confront Maggie Brooks, intrepid reporter and reluctant sleuth of Zoned for Murder.
Former Newsweek reporter Maggie Brooks has two kids, a dead husband, a mortgage to pay, and a lot of competition when she tries to get back into the shrinking newspaper business. Landing a job with a local paper, she's bored to tears covering bake sales and Little League games. But when a developer tries to build an outlet mall in a neighboring town, what starts out as potentially a great clip for her resume, suddenly turns dangerous and ugly. Someone will do anything to block the mall's construction. Dirty money, nasty politics, and shady land deals abound as Maggie pursues the scoop that might jumpstart her career. When murder is added to the mix, she realizes that meeting her deadline might be the last thing she ever does.
Sometimes we have a choice; sometimes we don't. Sometimes it's a conscious, well-planned decision; sometimes not. And then there are the moments, when we're at a fork in the road and have to make a quick decision about which path to follow. For Maggie, the choice to follow her gut and her heart, puts her in mortal danger. But as J.K. Rowling wisely points out, decisions show our true mettle, and for Maggie Brooks, she's tougher, smarter, and turns out even sexier than she ever thought possible.
Join us on this adventure. Choose Zoned for Murder. You won't regret it.
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