October 28, 2016

Send in the Clowns by Julie Mulhern - Character Guest Post and Giveaway

Published: October 25, 2016
Number of pages: 246
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Series: Country Club Murders #4

Haunted houses are scary enough without knife-wielding clowns. Especially murderous knife-wielding clowns. So thinks Ellison Russell, single mother, artist, and reluctant sleuth.

Now death wears a red nose and Ellison is up to the blood-stained collar of her new trench coat in costumes, caffeine, and possible killers. Who stabbed Brooks Harney? And why? Money? Jealousy? Drugs?

With Mother meddling, her father furious, and her date dragged downtown for questioning, turns out Ellison’s only confidante is Mr. Coffee.

Books in the Country Club Murders Humorous Mystery Series:

About the author:
Julie Mulhern is the USA Today bestselling author of The Country Club Murders. She is a Kansas City native who grew up on a steady diet of Agatha Christie. She spends her spare time whipping up gourmet meals for her family, working out at the gym and finding new ways to keep her house spotlessly clean–and she’s got an active imagination. Truth is–she’s an expert at calling for take-out, she grumbles about walking the dog and the dust bunnies under the bed have grown into dust lions.

Author Links
Webpage – www.juliemulhern.com
FB – https://www.facebook.com/juliekmulhern/?ref=hl
Twitter – https://twitter.com/JulieKMulhern
Goodreads – https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/8573907.Julie_Mulhern

Purchase Links
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Character Guest Post (Frances):
“Frances, you won’t believe what I heard at the club.”
Frances straightened her shoulders. Posture was so important. Young people today just schlumped about in ratty jeans with ratty hair. It was far easier to hear bad news with a straight back, squared shoulders, and a St. John suit. Frances could tell from the malicious edge in Lorna’s voice that bad news was coming. Let it come. She was ready. “What, dear?”
“It’s about Ellison.”
Of course it was. Her youngest daughter enmeshed herself in one disaster after another. “Really?”
“I’m afraid so.” Lorna should at least try to contain her glee.
“Another body?” Nonchalance was the ticket. And, if it wasn’t another body, anything else that might follow was anti-climatic.
“No. Well, not another one. I heard that she was there when Brooks Harney died. I heard he was wearing a clown suit.”
While this wasn’t news, it was news Frances had hoped might go unreported. She made the fingers that held the ear of her tea cup relax. “It was very trying for her. The poor thing has had a run of bad luck.”
“Bad luck? Bad luck is two flat tires. How many bodies has Ellison found?”
Frances didn’t care to add them up. “It’s not as if she’s killed anyone.” That sounded defensive. Damn.
“She ran over her husband.”
“True, but he was already dead.”
“People are beginning to wonder.”
            “Are they?” Frances added a healthy dose of ice to her tone.
            “Well. I mean…that is to say…where there’s smoke there’s fire.”
            It wasn’t anything that she hadn’t told Ellison herself.  But hearing it from Lorna made Frances’ spine stiffen. “Are you suggesting my daughter might be responsible for a murder?”
            “No! No. Of course not.”
            “Because that’s what it sounds like you’re saying.”
            “No. Not at all.” Lorna was backtracking now. “Ellison is a lovely woman. No one would suspect her of murder.”
            “I should hope not. And if you hear anyone suggest such a thing, I’m counting on you to set them straight.”
            “Of course I will. What are friends for?”
            With friends like Lorna, who needed enemies?


Tour Participants
October 24 – A Date with a Book – REVIEW
October 24 – Books,Dreams,Life – SPOTLIGHT, EXCERPT
October 25 – Sleuth Cafe – SPOTLIGHT, EXCERPT
October 25 – MysteriesEtc – REVIEW
October 26 – Mallory Heart’s Cozies – REVIEW, SPOTLIGHT
October 26 – Bibliophile Reviews – REVIEW, CHARACTER INTERVIEW
October 27 – Queen of All She Reads – REVIEW, EXCERPT
October 28 – A Holland Reads – CHARACTER GUEST POST
October 28 – Readeropolis – SPOTLIGHT
October 29 – Christa Reads and Writes – REVIEW
October 29 – Grace. Gratitude. Life. by Marie McNary – REVIEW
October 30 – Nadaness In Motion – EXCERPT
October 31 – StoreyBook Reviews – GUEST POST
November 1 – Cozy Up With Kathy – GUEST POST
November 1 – Island Confidential – CHARACTER INTERVIEW,
November 2 – I Wish I Lived in a Library – REVIEW
November 2 – Celticlady’s Reviews – SPOTLIGHT, EXCERPT
November 3 – Cassidy Salem Reads & Writes – GUEST POST
November 3 – Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book – REVIEW, INTERVIEW
November 4 – Laura’s Interests – REVIEW, EXCERPT
November 4 – A Chick Who Reads – REVIEW
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