Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Bodacious Blurbs Bonanza: W.S. Gager's A Case of Hometown Blues

Bodacious Blurbs Bonanza

Welcome to the Bodacious Blurbs Bonanza!!

When Pulitzer-winning reporter Mitch Malone's editor presses him for a favor, Malone breaks his vow to never return to his hometown. It seemed simple enough--lead a seminar for Flatville, MI's newspaper, keep a low profile and get back to the city post haste. But memories of his parents' death swarm him, and, to avoid solitude, he stops for a beer. In the crowded bar, Mitch is dismayed to see many of his former classmates--including the still-lovely Homecoming Queen, Trudy. Once the object of his teenage crush, Trudy joins Mitch. He quickly realizes she is upset and inebriated. Always the gentleman, Mitch sees her safely home, and returns to his B&B, still trying to shake memories of his parents' sad demise. The next day, he is stunned to learn Trudy was murdered and he is the prime suspect. The locals treat the murder charge as a slam dunk, and Mitch realizes he must track down the real killer to keep his butt out of jail. As he investigates, facts he thought he knew about his family unravel, and danger ratchets up. Can Mitch discover the truth that will allow his parents to rest in peace, or will he be resting with them?


“Author W.S. Gager has a background in news reporting and it shows through in this novel. The short chapters keep the pace at a high level and every paragraph contains important information. The story never drags. The red herrings are there in such a subtle way it doesn’t leave the reader feeling betrayed. It has a good surprise ending. This is one of the best mysteries I’ve read lately.”  Reviewer & Columnist Dennis Collins is the author of Turn Left at September, The Unreal McCoy, and The First Domino


J.Q. Rose said...

Wendy, thanks for participating in the BBB event! I can see why this book was a finalist in the Daphne du Maurier contest..Congratulations!

Joylene Nowell Butler said...

Oooh, sounds good! Hi Janet!

Sunny Frazier said...

Mitch just can't seem to get a break! I keep telling you, Wendy, your disillusioned, sometimes delusional, reporter is all too swayed by a pretty face. What a softy under that pseudo-tough exterior!

J.Q. Rose said...

Sunny--ain't that the truth! I see you are a fan of Wendy's too.

Joylene--this IS a good read. You'll get a kick out of Mitch and be caught up in the mysteries.

Thanks for stopping by.

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