August 31, 2016

Nine Lifelines by Joyce Ann Brown - Spotlight and Giveaway

Number of pages: 316
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Series: Psycho Cat and the Landlady Mystery #3

The elevator won’t go to the tenth floor, someone is breaking into condos, and the well-heeled Ukrainian renter isn’t paying the rent. Beth and Arnie have retired to the building where Beth’s last rental unit is located, and Beth, the klutzy landlady, has declared herself through solving mysteries. Then, her renter is arrested for the murder of the neighbor who fell (was pushed?) from the tenth-story balcony and the dead neighbor’s grandchildren are left with only their wheelchair-ridden grandmother to care for them. Beth feels compelled to help out.

Are Sylvester’s psycho-cat behaviors providing clues? Is the renter actually the killer? Do the break-ins and elevator problem have anything to do with the murder? Even Arnie, who has always told Beth to keep her nose out of police business, gets involved—for the sake of the children.

About the author:
Joyce Ann Brown, the author of the Psycho Cat and the Landlady Mystery series, set in Kansas City, was a librarian, a landlady, and a Realtor before becoming a short story and novel writer. She also has two mischievous cats.

Her actual tenants have never disappeared, murdered, or been murdered. Nor have any of them found a skeleton in the attic. Joyce has never solved a crime. Moose and Chloe, her cats, haven’t sniffed out a mystery, at least not yet.

Joyce spends her days writing (with a few breaks for tennis, walking, and book clubs) so that Beth, the landlady in the series, and Sylvester, the Psycho Cat, can make up for her real-life lack of excitement in a big way.

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Tour Participants

August 29 – Mochas, Mysteries and Meows – REVIEW, CHARACTER INTERVIEW
August 29 – StoreyBook Reviews – SPOTLIGHT
August 30 – Laura’s Interests – REVIEW
August 31 – Mallory Heart’s Cozies – REVIEW
August 31 – A Holland Reads – SPOTLIGHT
September 1 – A Blue Million Books – GUEST POST
September 2 – Back Porchervations – REVIEW
September 3 – Sleuth Cafe – SPOTLIGHT
September 4 – Babs Book Bistro – REVIEW, GUEST POST
September 5 – The Pulp and Mystery Shelf – CHARACTER GUEST POST
September 6 – Cozy Up With Kathy – INTERVIEW
September 7 – Brooke Blogs – CHARACTER GUEST POST
September 8 – Island Confidential – INTERVIEW
September 9 – deal sharing aunt – INTERVIEW


  1. This is a new series and author to me. I'm looking forward to reading.

  2. Thank you for spotlighting Nine Lifelines.

  3. It's a fun series. I hope your readers enjoy it.