|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.
Just back from her second tour in Afghanistan, NYPD Detective Chiara Corelli goes undercover to expose a ring of dirty cops. But when she’s ordered to kill to prove her loyalty, she aborts the operation without having identified the leaders. Now, Corelli is the one exposed. With her brothers and sisters in blue ostracizing her, can she trust Detective P.J. Parker to watch her back?
Parker is the daughter of a vehement critic of the NYPD. But that doesn’t stop her from wanting to work in the homicide division. And wanting to learn from the best. Unfortunately, Chiara Corelli is the best…even if she is the most hated detective in the department.
Without Parker, Corelli will be condemned to desk duty. Corelli is Parker’s only chance to work in homicide. Will the two women put aside their fears and join forces to solve a brutal murder and identify the leaders of the dirty cops before they get to Corelli’s family?
From the author's website (including the picture):
Catherine Maiorisi lives in New York City and often writes under the watchful eye of Edgar Allan Poe, in Edgar’s Café near her apartment.
Since she found her imagination, writing has been like meditating for Catherine and it is what she most loves to do. But she also reads voraciously, loves to cook, especially Italian, and enjoys hanging out with her wife and friends.
Catherine writes both mystery and romance novels and short stories. Her recently published mystery, A Matter of Blood, was the very first fiction she wrote and the first in her planned NYPD Detective Chiara Corelli Mystery series. Over the next thirteen years, Catherine rewrote and edited that manuscript to bring it up to her standard for publication. While working on A Matter of Blood she continued to write new material, including the second in the NYPD Detective Chiara Corelli Mystery series, The Blood Runs Cold, which will be published in February 2019.
I love the idea of writing under the 'watchful' eye of Edgar Allan Poe, don't you? Or would that be too much pressure? Ha! I was delighted to receive Catherine's first book as part of my 'Guppy' prize. Though I don't think I've met Catherine as yet, I'm certain that I've seen her at the Malice Domestic conference. Perhaps we can rectify that if I'm able to attend again at some point.
Catherine, thank you so very much for sending me a copy of A Matter of Blood. I look forward to reading it and also will be putting your second book, The Blood Runs Cold, on my list. My very best wishes for success in your writing life! Now, I'm off to read...