Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Author Stacy Verdick Case’s A GRAND MURDER On Tour, Giveaway

I’m pleased to be a part of Author Stacy Verdick Case’s Partners In Crime Virtual Book Tour today.


I had the opportunity to review this interesting new series through the tour. I’m also thrilled, thanks to Stacy and the good folks at Partners in Crime Tours, to be able to giveaway an eBook copy of  A GRAND MURDER to a lucky visitor who comments on today’s post by 8 p.m. on Tuesday, April 10. Be sure to leave your email address with your comment, if it’s not included in your profile.

A GRAND MURDER by Stacy Verdick Case

AGrandMurderCoverA coffee-loving protagonist and an intriguing murder mystery makes for a charming read in author Stacy Verdick Case’s latest release,  A GRAND MURDER.

Homicide Detective Catherine O’Brien and her partner, Louise Montgomery, have a touchy case on their hands. A prominent local businessman has been murdered on the front porch of his posh Grand Avenue Hill home in St. Paul, MN. The detectives have been given 2 days to find the killer and their boss, the chief of police, is on the long list of suspects.

There’s not much evidence in the case. Some how a missing cell phone, a stolen book and the victim’s own unique letter opener plays a part in the death.

Case has created an unlikely pair of detectives in O’Brien and Montgomery. They are complete opposites, but work great as a team. The bantering between the 2 adds bits of humor to this fast-pace murder mystery.

The story flows smoothly and with the long list of suspects, the reader is keep guessing until the end. The tension mounts as the detectives close in on the killer.

A GRAND MURDER is a fun read and the first installment in the Catherine O’Brien Mystery series. The next installment, MURDER IS A FAMILY AFFAIR, will be released soon by Before The Fall Books. Mystery lovers will delight in this intriguing new series.

Author Stacy Verdick Case’s website is www.stacyverdickcase.com/ She can also be found on Twitter, Facebook, Goodreads, and her blog.

Case was born in Willmar, Minnesota. After a brief
stint as a military brat, where she lived in Fort Sill Oklahoma and Fort Campbell, Kentucky, her family moved back to Minnesota. 

She currently lives in a suburb of St. Paul with her husband and her daughter. Stacy is hard at work on her third book in the series.

A Grand Murder by Stacy Verdick Case, A Catherine O‘Brien Mystery, Before The Fall Books, @2011, ISBN: 978-0983713708, Paperback, 207 Pages 

FTC Full Disclosure - This book was sent to me by the publisher as part of a blog tour in hopes I would review it. However, receiving the complimentary copy did not influence my review.
Thanks for stopping by today. Remember to leave a comment for a chance to win a copy of A GRAND MURDER.


  1. Sounds like a GRAND mystery series. Congrats!

  2. I so love a good murder mystery and am constantly looking for more. I can't wait to read this one!

  3. I love that title. :) Thanks for a good review.


  4. This one sounds a real challenger for the dectective in that the clues are sparse. I love mysteries like this and have never read anything by this author.


  5. What an intriguing mystery. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

  6. sounds like my kind of read!! thank you for the giveaway!!!

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  7. A fascinating mystery. Many thanks. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com


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