Friday, July 22, 2016

Planted: The Penningtons Investigate {+ Giveaway}

I’m happy today to be participating in the Great Escape Virtual Book Tours Book Blast for PLANTED: The Penningtons Investigate by C. T. Collier.

As part of the Book Blast you can enter to win a Kindle copy of PLANTED. Please see the end of the post for more details.

PLANTED: The Penningtons Investigate by C.T. Collier
◊ Series: The Penningtons Investigate
◊ Paperback: 309 pages
◊ Genre: Cozy, Mystery, Thriller
◊ Publisher: Asdee Press (July 22, 2016)
◊ Language: English


PLANTED is book one of the new mystery series, The Penningtons Investigate, from award-winning author C. T. Collier. The Penningtons, Lyssa and Kyle, are both PhD’s, and when their clever minds start asking questions, clever killers can’t hide.
          It’s Monday of spring break when Professor Lyssa Pennington’s backyard garden project unearths a loaded revolver. With no record of violence at their address and no related cold case, the Tompkins Falls police have no interest. But the Penningtons and a friend with the State Police believe there a body somewhere. Whose? Where? And who pulled the trigger?
          The Penningtons’ canvass of their quiet neighborhood turns up disturbing secrets about the family who lived in their house for decades and another ill-fated family a few doors away. No one seems to know how to contact the only sons of either family. The few facts they have about them don't add up and, since the gun was buried about the time both young men disappeared from Tompkins Falls, the Penningtons feel compelled to find them and make sure all is well.
          Lyssa follows the money story and finds twenty million dollars, a neighbor who’s not what he seems, and a long-buried rivalry. Kyle goes after homicide data in six states and finds a body. Their next surprise is a murderer who will go to any length to conceal the crime.

Author C.T. Collier

C. T. Collier grew up in Seneca Falls, NY, left the area for college and jobs, and always wanted to return to the Finger Lakes. Today she lives in a beautiful small city on one of the prettiest of the Finger Lakes, not unlike fictional Tompkins Falls on lovely Chestnut Lake.

Most days you’ll find her writing in her tiny office looking out on a woods populated with fox, deer, wild turkeys, and songbirds. In her career as a tech-savvy college professor she has been endlessly fascinated with campus intrigue. Entirely fictional, Tompkins College is no college and every college.

For more on C.T. and her writing, visit her website and connect with her on Facebook and Twitter.

PLANTED can be found on Amazon.

For more on PLANTED visit the following blogs participating in the Book Blast:

Sleuth Cafe – Review
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Thanks for stopping by today during C.T.’s Book Blast. What would you do if you discovered a gun buried in your backyard?


  1. Oooh.
    I want to read this one.
    A gun on the property? I suspect I would give it to the police. Whether they expressed an interest or not.

  2. The characters in this one really appeal to me, Mason! Perhaps it's because I'm an academic, myself. This one sounds like a solid new series! Thanks for sharing.

    1. Hope you enjoy it, Margot! You probably have tales of campus intrigue of your own :-) --C.T. Collier

  3. So exciting to meet your readers! Thank you for featuring the first of The Penningtons Investigate, Planted, on your blog today! --C. T. Collier

  4. Mystery lovers will like it, methinks, congrats to Lady Collier!

  5. Planted sounds like a great book!


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