Friday, June 1, 2018

Happy Book Birthday to Me!

Come Tuesday, June 5, Justice Betrayed, the third book in the Memphis Cold Case Novels will release! To celebrate, I'm giving away two print copies! So be sure to leave a comment at the end of the blog.


Justice Betrayed is my "Elvis" book 'cause you know any series set in Memphis has to have at least one book that pays homage to the king! And I thought today I would interview Shirley from Justice Betrayed.

You meet her in the first pages of the story and learn about her troubled upbringing. So here we go...

Patricia: Welcome to Suspense Sisters, Shirley.

Shirley, sniffing: Why are you interviewing me? Most blogs want to talk to the sappy hero or heroine.

Patricia: I thought my readers might want to know a little bit about you. You play quite an important role in the book. What made you become a killer?

Shirley: It wasn't my fault. If these people hadn't crossed me, there would never have been a problem. 

Patricia: Rachel Sloan never crossed you. 

Shirley: No, she just went around sticking her nose in places she shouldn't have. I warned her, but she didn't listen. 

Patricia: What do you think of Boone Callahan?"

Shirley, smiling: He's a handsome one. Don't understand why Rachel would rather be a homicide detective than to be his sweetheart! She needs her head examined. Rachel and Boone think they're going to catch me, but they won't. I'm smarter than either of them. No one has ever caught me. 

Patricia - I think it's time to close the door on this interview: Well, thank you for your insights, Shirley. 

Shirley: You tell those readers of yours, Rachel Sloan is a marked woman, and Boone Callahan won't be able to save her.

Leave a comment to be entered in a drawing for Justice Betrayed. Print for Continental US addresses; digital for all others.


It's Elvis Week in Memphis, and homicide Detective Rachel Sloan isn't sure her day could get any stranger when aging Elvis impersonator Vic Vegas asks to see her. But when he produces a photo of her murdered mother with four Elvis impersonators--one of whom had also been murdered soon after the photo was taken--she's forced to reevaluate. Is there some connection between the two unsolved cases? And could the recent break-in at Vic's home be tied to his obsession with finding his friend's killer?

When yet another person in the photo is murdered, Rachel suddenly has her hands full investigating three cases. Lieutenant Boone Callahan offers his help, but their checkered romantic past threatens to get in the way. Can they solve the cases before the murderer makes Rachel victim number four?

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63 comments:

  1. Loved the interview. The book sounds great. Keeping my fingers crossed I'll win a copy!!
    Susan
    se.simpson@yahoo.com

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  2. Happy Book 📚Birthday! Congratulations! I was such an Elvis fan. My friend and I would pinch pennies to go to his movies. Would love to read.
    leliamae54(At)aol(dot)com

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    1. I was a big Elvis fan, too, Lucy! Thanks for stopping by.

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  3. Loved the interview! The book sounds like it is right up my alley! Thank you for sharing about it and Happy Book Birthday!
    anne at rightler dot com

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    1. Thanks, Anne! Justice Betrayed was a lot of fun to write.

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  4. I got to see Elvis in concert shortly before he passed away. My mom took me to every Elvis movie that came out. He was a great entertainer.
    Happy Book Birthday! �� I would love to read this. Thanks for the chance!
    tumcsec(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. I never saw him in concert. I 'think' I saw him once on a motorcycle. :-) Thanks for stopping by Gail.

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  5. Elizabeth LittonJune 1, 2018 at 8:01 AM

    I've read Justice Delayed, so now I need to read Justice Buried and Justice Betrayed. I love the series! I let my friend read Justice Delayed and she stayed up until 4 a.m to finish it!

    eclitton@gmail.com

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    1. Elizabeth, I'm so glad you enjoyed Justice Delayed! Oh, and if you feel I didn't wrap up Andi's drug addiction, there's a follow up novella on Amazon dealing with that...it's .99 right now. You can get it here: https://amzn.to/2J4PiUe

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  6. Thanks for the interview and the chance to win!
    faithdcreech at gmail dot com

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  7. nice interview

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

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    1. I'm so glad you enjoyed meeting Shirley. :-) Thanks for dropping by.

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  8. Great interview. How do you get into the head of a killer? Would love to win this one to complete my set! Thanks for the chance, Pat! paulams49ATsbcglobalDOTnet

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    1. Hi Paula. It is very hard to get into a killer's head. I'm doing that right now with the first Natchez book that I'm calling No One To Trust.

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  9. I've read the first 2 Justice books and am looking forward to this one as well.
    lhanberry1(at)gmail.(dot)com

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  10. As a character in an old sitcom years ago used to say as he held his head with both hands: "I'm so confused". Justice Betrayed is pictured several times but the post starts out about Justice Delayed being released on June 5. Justice Delayed is mentioned again in the next paragraph. I can't figure out if Justice is betrayed, delayed, or played. I don't guess I need to be entered if this is the book I won a while back. If it's a new one, then I definitely want to participate.

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    1. Sorry about that...I am forever getting the names mixed up--they are so similar, Edward. I need to forward my posts to you for editing! Thanks for stopping by and pointing out my mistake...now off to fix it.

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  11. Interesting interview.Sounds like a great story. Thanks for this opportunity.

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  12. I've read the first two books in this series & am now looking forward to this new one!

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  13. I love Shirley's interview and I need to know what else she has in store!
    Blessings!
    Connie
    cps1950(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Hi Connie. Glad you enjoyed the interview! Thanks for stopping by.

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  14. Thanks for the post, and congratulations on your book birthday. This book sounds so intriguing!

    whthomas13(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. Thanks, Winnie! And I'm so glad you stopped by!

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  15. I am sooo anxious to read this book; thanks for your giveaway.
    jacsmi75 at gmail dot com

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    1. You're welcome, Jackie! Thanks for stopping by.

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  16. What a fun interview! I'm finding recently that my favorite genre is romantic suspense... and this looks like the perfect fit! Thank you for a chance to win and, congratulations on your Book Baby!

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    1. Thanks, Kelly. And romantic suspense is my favorite! Thanks for stopping by.

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  17. I really liked getting to know Shirley. She sounds like quite the character. Memphis is a great setting for a book. Sounds like a great read.
    diannekc8(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. It was fun setting the book in Memphis during Elvis Week. Memphis is a fun town, Diane. Thanks for stopping by.

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  18. Great interview! Can't wait to read the book! Hmm, I wonder if I'll one of them!

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    1. :-) Megsmom! Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment.

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  19. Thanks for the chance to enter this giveaway! I hope I can read it this summer!

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    1. I hope you can, too, Diane! Thanks for stopping by.

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  20. Fun interview! I'm excited to read this one!

    psalm103and138atgmaildotcom

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  21. Sounds like a great book. I would love to win. Have a happy summer.

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  22. I would love to read this book--I have a daughter that lives close to Memphis, so it would be close to home for me. I have loved all of your books that I have read.

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    1. Thanks, Shelia! I grew up in Memphis and it was a good place to grow up! Thanks for stopping by.

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  23. The series sounds like it is well worth reading. I need to find & start book 1.

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    1. Thanks, Sue B. but you don't have to read them in order...they are truly stand alone, although there may be characters from the other books in it. :-) Thanks for stopping by!

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  24. Who DOESN'T like a mystery involving Elvis? Sounds great!

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  25. Loved the interview.
    I love your books.

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  26. First book I read of yours was Shadows of the Past and I've been enjoying your books ever since!

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    1. Aww! that's so sweet, Cathy!! You've made my day.

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  27. Thank you for the giveaway!

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    1. You are most welcome, Amelia! Thanks for stopping by.

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  28. Thanks for the giveaway!
    rita.navarre@yahoo.com

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    1. Thanks, Rita for stopping by and leaving a comment!

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  29. Love your books! jarning67(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  30. AND THE WINNER OF JUSTICE BETRAYED IS FAITH CREECH!

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