|Guppy Book of the Month|
Welcome to the next 'Guppy Book of the Month' post! I'm very excited about highlighting the books that I'll be receiving as part of my special Live Auction win at Malice Domestic 30. Each time I receive a book, I'll tell a bit about it and also a bit about the author. No promises as to when I'll get it read and my thoughts shared, but if it looks great to you, check it out at your local library or bookstore. Some of these books will be debuts and some will be from authors already established.
by Lida Sideris
2nd in the Southern California series
Newly minted lawyer Corrie Locke has taken a vow of abstinence. From PI work, that is. Until her best friend Michael finds his bully of a boss stabbed in the back after confronting him earlier that day. Michael panics, accidentally tampering with the crime scene...which could lead the cops to Michael instead of the real culprit. He turns to Corrie to track down the killer. She doesn't need much coaxing. Her late great PI dad taught her the ropes...and left her his cache of illegal weaponry.
They return to the scene of the crime, but the body's missing. Racing against time, Corrie dredges a prestigious Los Angeles college in pursuit of clues. All she finds are false leads. Armed with attitude and romantic feelings toward Michael, Corrie dives into a school of suspects to find the slippery fugitive. Will she clear Michael's name before he's arrested for murder?
From Lida's website:
Like her heroine, Corrie Locke, Lida worked as an entertainment attorney for a film studio. Unlike her heroine, she wasn’t blackmailed into investigating the suspicious death of a co-worker. Lida has written numerous magazine and newspaper articles, a poem or two, and a teleplay. She shares her home with her family and an assortment of rescue dogs and uppity chickens.
I met Lida at Left Coast Crime in Phoenix a couple of years ago. At that time, her first book, Murder and Other Unnatural Disasters, was newly published. I think that she was part of a New Author event and I thought I'd like that debut book. I bought it for my Kindle soon after, but it is unread as yet (story of my life). Happily, I now have the second book, so I will be delighted to read not only the first but also the second. I love the saying at the top of Lida's website regarding her heroine, Corrie - She swore she'd never turn into her P.I. father. But that was before she ran over the body. If that doesn't pique your interest...well, let's just say that it did mine. Ha!
Thanks so much to Lida for sending me Murder Gone Missing along with a bookmark and a pen. I'm all set for some great reading! My very best wishes for great success with your writing, Lida! Hope to see you again at another Left Coast Crime - maybe in San Diego in 2020?
This sounds like a fun series. Great cover, too.ReplyDelete
Hi Catherine, I'm glad you like the cover! Thank you!Delete
I definitely think it sounds fun too, Catherine. :-)Delete
Always nice to have the second book ready before starting the first!ReplyDelete
Hi JenClair, I agree! Thanks for the comment. :)Delete
Yes, especially for those of us who kind of like to read in order. I know that doesn't bother you as much. Ha!Delete
Hello Kay! Thank you so very much for hosting me on your wonderful blog. I love the quote at the top!! (: I'm working on Book 3 and hope, if you have a chance to read the first two, you enjoy. I had a lot of fun writing them! Many thanks to you again!!!ReplyDelete
Thanks for stopping by, Lida! I do appreciate it. Yes, that quote at the top of my page is very descriptive of me - the real me. Ha! Glad to hear that you're working on #3. Good luck!!Delete
Sounds like fun, and I too like the cover. Look forward to hearing what you think of them! Nice to know I'm not the only one with a Kindle full of unread goodies...ReplyDelete
Yes, I'm not going to tell how many books lurk on my Kindle - it's a big secret! LOLDelete
Thanks very much, FictionFan for the visit and your kind words. I've got my own piles of goodies. One of these days... :)Delete
This sounds like a very fun mystery, and that cover is awesome!ReplyDelete
It does sound fun, doesn't it?Delete
Thank you, Angela. It was very fun to write! Hope my readers have as much fun. :)Delete
The quote at the top of the author's website makes me want to give this author's books a try! I do like the sound of them. And I imagine abstaining from playing detective would be very hard from a mystery novel heroine like Corrie. :-)ReplyDelete
I know. I loved that quote - who wouldn't pick up the book just based on that? LOLDelete
So fun to have these books to look forward to. I hope you enjoy this one as it sounds like it has a lot of potential!ReplyDelete
I think it will be a fun read.Delete
Sounds a little quirky and I would probably like it.ReplyDelete
I suspect you would too. You like quirky. LOLDelete