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Sunday, May 21, 2017

Dumpster Dying & Grilled, Chilled and Killed Book Tour + Giveaway


Dumpster Dying & Grilled, Chilled and Killed by Lesley A. Diehl

Dumpster Dying: Book 1 in the Big Lake Murder MysteriesCozy Mystery 1st in Series Creekside Publishing (December 31, 2016) Paperback: 248 Pages E-Book 232 pages ISBN-13: 978-0997234923 E-Book ASIN: B01MRWGBC8
Emily Rhodes came to rural Florida for the cowboys, the cattle, and to do a little country two-step, not to fall head first onto a dead body in a dumpster. Ah, the golden years of retirement in the sunshine state. They’re more like pot metal to Emily, who discovers the body of the county’s wealthiest rancher in the Big Lake Country Club dumpster. With her close friend accused of the murder, Emily sets aside her grief at her life partner’s death to find the real killer. She underestimates the obstacles rural Florida can set up for a winter visitor and runs afoul of a local judge with his own version of justice, hires a lawyer who works out of a retirement home, and flees wild fires hand-in-hand with the man she believes to be the killer.

Grilled, Chilled and Killed: Big Lake Murder Mystery Cozy Mystery 2nd in Series Creekside Publishing (December 31, 2016) Paperback: 330 pages E-Book 224 pages ISBN-13: 978-0997234930 E-Book ASIN: B01N9GUUKU
It seems as if Emily is destined to discover dead bodies. This time she finds one of the contestants at the local barbecue cook-off dead and covered in barbecue sauce in a beer cooler. She should be used to stumbling onto corpses by now and the question of who killed the guy should pique her curiosity, but Emily decides to let Detective Lewis handle this one, at least until she figures his theory of who did the deed is wrong, wrong, wrong. Lewis’ denigration of Emily’s speculations is condescending enough to stimulate her dormant snooping skills. As the two of them go on their separate paths to find the killer, Lewis’ old partner, Toby the dirty, tobacco-spitting cop interferes in the investigation leaving Lewis with the wrong man in jail. Killers, bootleggers, barbecue and feral pigs—it’s a lethal game of hide and seek in the Florida swamp.

About The Author

Lesley retired from her life as a professor of psychology and reclaimed her country roots by moving to a small cottage in the Butternut River Valley in Upstate New York. In the winter she migrates to old Florida—cowboys, scrub palmetto and open fields of grazing cattle, a place where spurs still jingle in the post office, and gators make golf a contact sport. Back north, the shy ghost inhabiting the cottage serves as her literary muse. When not writing, she gardens, cooks, frequents yard sales and renovates the 1874 cottage with the help of her husband, two cats and, of course, Fred the ghost, who gives artistic direction to their work. She is the author of a number of mystery series and mysteries as well as short stories. The third book in the Eve Appel murders (from Camel Press) A Sporting Murder was awarded a Readers’ Favorite Five Star Award and her short story Gator Aid a Sleuthfest (2009) short story first place. She has fired the alligator that served as her literary muse when she is in Florida and is interviewing applicants for the position.

Author Links www.twitter@lesleydiehl Purchase Links Dumpster Dying - Amazon Grilled, Chilled and Killed - Amazon


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Tour Participants

May 15 – The Ninja Librarian – REVIEW – Book 1, CHARACTER GUEST POST
May 15 – My Journey Back --My Reading Journeys – REVIEW – Both Books, INTERVIEW*
May 16 – Queen of All She Reads – REVIEW – Both Books
May 16 – Dee-Scoveries – SPOTLIGHT May 17 – Valerie's Musings – REVIEW – Both Books, INTERVIEW
May 17 – Babs Book Bistro – SPOTLIGHT
May 18 – A Blue Million Books – GUEST POST
May 18 – Book Babble – REVIEW – Both Books
May 19 – Sleuth Cafe – SPOTLIGHT May 19 – Bookworm Café - GUEST POST
May 20 – Texas Book-aholic – REVIEW – Book 1
May 20 – 3 Partners in Shopping, Nana, Mommy, & Sissy, Too! – REVIEW – Both Books *
May 21 – Books,Dreams,Life – SPOTLIGHT
May 21 – Island Confidential - CHARACTER INTERVIEW
May 22 – Laura's Interests – REVIEW – Both Books, CHARACTER GUEST POST May 22 –StoreyBook Reviews – REVIEW – Book 1
May 23 – FUONLYKNEW – REVIEW – Both Books*
May 24 – StoreyBook Reviews – REVIEW – Book 2
May 24 – T's Stuff – REVIEW – Book 1 May 25 – Bibliophile Reviews - REVIEW - Both Books
May 25 – Celticlady's Reviews – SPOTLIGHT
May 26 – Rainy Day Reviews – REVIEW - Both Books*
May 26 – Socrates' Book Reviews – SPOTLIGHT
CanMay 27 – Varietats2010 – REVIEW – Book 2
May 27 – Brooke Blogs – REVIEW Book 1, GUEST POST*
May 28 – Brooke Blogs – REVIEW Book 2*
May 28 – Cassidy's Bookshelves - CHARACTER GUEST POST

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  1. Love protagonists "of a certain age" since I relate. Have had Lesley on my TBR list but plan to move her to the top of the list now.

  2. Thanks for featuring me on your blog. I'm beginning book 3 in this series and I'm eager to award the character name to a winner to make someone famous! And many thanks for moving me to the top of your TBR list.