My sixth mystery novel, the third in my Claire Hanover gift basket designer series, was released by Midnight Ink on November 8th. Already, A Basket of Trouble has gathered a brimming basket of good reviews, including all four of the big four review publications! Here are some pull quotes:
"Groundwater combines a satisfying mystery with aspects of riding life and a look at the illegal immigration issue. A good choice for fans of small-town amateur sleuths."
-- Booklist, Oct 1, 2013
"Groundwater’s well-crafted cozy comes complete with numerous red herrings and a picturesque setting."
-- Publisher's Weekly, Sep 30, 2013
"Groundwater’s third series entry (after To Hell in a Handbasket) is an action-packed cozy that successfully weaves in her small business and disability awareness."
-- Library Journal, November 1, 2013
"This book had everything I want in a cozy mystery. It featured multidimensional characters, a twisting plot, and a location I want to visit."
-- Mystery Books Examiner, July 15, 2013
"The latest starring Claire (To Hell in a Handbasket, 2012, etc.) packs in more action than a typical cozy."
-- Kirkus Reviews, August 11, 2013
"Horse lovers and mystery fans will enjoy A Basket of Trouble."
-- Clare O'Beara, Fresh Fiction, October 9, 2013
"Well, I thought with all the clues that I would have guessed this one. Nope, not quite. I loved the twists and the thoughts that were shared."
-- A Date With a Book, 4 star rating, November 8, 2013
I've also been hitting the blogosphere to promote the book. You can read interviews with me at:
Hey, There's a Dead Guy in the Living Room
Lisa K's Book Reviews
The Big Thrill webzine published by International Thriller Writers
And my amateur sleuth protagonist, Claire Hanover, talks about a stressful day in her life at Dru's Book Musings blog. Lastly, on Saturday, November 23rd, at noon Mountain Standard Time, I will appear live on Suspense Radio. Please listen in, and feel free to call in with a question!
I have scheduled a half dozen personal appearances, so far, in Colorado, so if you live in the state, check out the Appearances page on my website to see when/where I will be appearing near you.
Phew! Is a lot of work involved in a book release? You betcha!