August 4, 2015

Cold Revenge by Jo A. Hiestand - Spotlight and Giveaway

Published: March 20, 2015
Number of pages: 360
Genre: Mystery

One year ago, Marta Hughes won a purse-choking sum of money at a local casino. She never returned home. Her body was discovered in a ditch twelve miles from her home; her car was back in her driveway. Linnet Isherwood cannot let her friend's unsolved murder rest. She convinces ex-cop Michael McLaren to return to the work he loves. He sifts through a confusing web of lies, misconceptions and veiled motives. Are anonymous late-night phone calls, a vanished hitchhiker, and a stalker wielding empty beer bottles somehow related to the case? Or maybe the woman he broke off with is seeking revenge.

About the author:
A true Anglophile, Jo Hiestand wanted to capture the traditional flavor of a detective crime novel and the intimate atmosphere of a British cozy. The result is the McLaren Case mystery series featuring ex-police detective Michael McLaren who now investigates cold cases on his own. Jo has combined her love of writing, board games and music by co-inventing P.I.R.A.T.E.S., the mystery-solving game that uses maps, graphics, song lyrics, and other clues to lead the players to the lost treasure. In 2001 she graduated from Webster University with a BA degree in English and departmental honors. Peter Lovesey, author of the Sergeant Cribb and Peter Diamond series, praises Jo’s writing: “Immaculate research, attention to detail and an elegant style are the hallmarks of Jo Hiestand’s writing. (Horns of a Dilemma is) an atmospheric novel.” Jo founded the Greater St. Louis Chapter of Sisters in Crime, serving as its first president. She is also a member of Mystery Writers of America.​

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  1. Thanks so much for introducing us to this author and featuring her latest mystery novel. Looks like an interesting read!

  2. Good morning, everyone! First, I thank all the blog website hosts for featuring COLD REVENGE today. And welcome to all the readers -- I hope you will join in the conversations or start your own. I look forward to reading your comments throughout the day. Thanks for stopping by. Jo

  3. Thanks for hosting my book today. I enjoyed it and hope I can come back sometime!

  4. Jo Thank you stopping by my blog. I will also be posting this on my blog's Facebook page.

  5. That's so kind of you, Angela. Thank you again.