I’ve mentioned in the newsletter and in several blogs that a funny thing happened to me in Magnolia, AR. A funny thing that I exaggerated and used in the book.
Know what that funny thing is? When you read the book, you’ll know. You may also be able to dig around a bit and find an excerpt. Nope, it’s not on my website, but the excerpt in question is readily available.
Okay, got it? E-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org and tell me what you think the incident was. Please put “November Drawing” in the subject line!
I’ll give away a $25 gift e-card from Amazon or Barnes & Noble to the winner!
The winner will be chosen at random from among those responding. Deadline to hear from you: Saturday, November 28, 2015.
It’s almost time for Basket Case to officially release, and I’m about to bust my buttons with excitement!
“Basket Case is an outstanding introduction to a very talented author…. I highly recommend Basket Case for an entertaining cast of characters and a gift for mystery.” ~ 5 Cups, Coffee Time Romance & More
“Nancy Haddock’s Basket Case has everything I could ask for in a cozy mystery. There’s humor, outrageously fun characters, great writing, a wonderful plot and of course, murder.” ~ Rating: 5, Read Your Writes
“This is a terrific cozy, complete with good and bad guys and at least one blooming romance between Nixy and Detective Eric.” ~ Suspense Magazine
“I absolutely loved this new series and I thoroughly enjoyed getting to know all the characters and their personalities.” ~ Top Pick, Night Owl Reviews
Basket Case is the first book in the Silver Six Crafting mysteries from Berkley Prime Crime, and, if you’re not signed up to receive my newsletter, I hope you’ll click on the button to your right! I hold giveaways via the newsletter, and I’m fixin’ to hold a biggie in September.
Basket Case is available for pre-order now at Amazon and B&N in mass market paperback, Kindle and Nook editions. And the Kindle edition is on a preorder sale! Read on to learn more about the new book, and Happy Reading!
Leslee Stanton “Nixy” Nix expects trouble when she’s summoned to check the welfare of her basket-weaving Aunt Sherry Mae. The trouble she expects in little Lilyvale, Arkansas is not the kind of trouble she finds. Sherry and her five housemates are not the least bit ill or forgetful, much less senile enough to be causing explosions and fires in the rambling old farmhouse. The self-styled Senior Six are, in fact, hosting a mobbed folk art festival on the lawn when Nixy arrives.
Nixy soon learns they are also battling a nasty-tempered real estate developer, a woman who wants Sherry Mae’s ancestral home and land at any cost. The seniors suspect the developer of burglarizing their barn, blowing up their mailbox, and then poisoning a box of chocolates left for Sherry.
Nixy still plans to return to her life and her art-gallery job in Houston—until the developer is found dead in the family cemetery. Now Sherry Mae is a suspect, and Nixy is determined to stay in Lilyvale to prove her aunt’s innocence. Nixy rallies the seniors to help investigate—a move that defies handsome police detective Eric Shoar, and puts Nixy and the Six in the killer’s sights.
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