This month my featured author is Maggie King, who lives in Richmond, Va. and is a fellow member of Sisters-in-Crime and James River Writers. A graduate of Elizabeth Seton College and Rochester Institute of Technology, Maggie worked as a software developer, retail sales manager and customer service supervisor before turning her skills to writing mysteries. Her style can best be described as “cozy with a hint of noir.” According to Booklist, Murder at the Book Group is “edgier and sexier than most cozies.”
In addition to the books described below, Maggie has contributed stories to the Virginia is for Mysteries and the 50 Shades of Cabernetanthologies.
Maggie is giving away 3 e-copies of Murder at the Moonshine Inn! Enter by July 25. You may be one of 3 lucky winners! Maggie would love for all of her readers to post reviews on Amazon and Goodreads. While you’re there, you can buy Murder at the Moonshine Inn or Murder at the Book Group.
Scandal and secrets abound in Murder at the Book Group. This is a story of two women: Carlene Arness is a mystery writer who dies after drinking poisoned tea during a meeting of her book group in Richmond, VA; Hazel Rose is a romance writer who decides to find out who killed Carlene. Hazel is amazed when she finds out that the refined and reserved Carlene had quite a checkered past. She’s equally amazed at what she learns about the other Baby Boomer book-group members.
Murder at the Moonshine Inn is a tale of family, money, betrayal, a book group, a redneck bar … and MURDER. Hazel Rose is asked to find out who killed a high-powered executive in the parking lot of a redneck bar. At first Hazel balks—she’s a romance writer, not a detective. But Brad Jones, the victim’s husband, is the prime suspect. He’s also Hazel’s cousin, and Hazel believes in doing anything to help family. Never mind that Brad won’t give her the time of day—he’s still family.
Hazel recruits her book group members to help with the investigation and she goes undercover to the bar where the victim was killed. She gets to witness firsthand how much money matters—and how some will stop at nothing to get their hands on it.