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Spotlight and giveaway: The Ticket

Book Details:

Book Title: The Ticket by Fred Shackelford
Category: Adult Fiction, 320 pages
Genre: Mystery/Suspense
Publisher: Black Opal Books
Release date: December 2016
Tour dates: April 2 to 13, 2018
Content Rating: PG

Book Description:

Channing Booker, a compulsive gambler, drug abuser, and philanderer whose marriage is failing, finally gets lucky and wins the Mega Millions lottery. Expecting an imminent divorce, and hoping to hide his new fortune from his wife Susan, Channing devises a scheme to have a friend claim the $241-million jackpot and secretly return the money to Channing after the divorce is final. But Susan flees with all of her possessions, including the rare book in which Channing hid the winning lottery ticket.

With time running out before the lottery ticket expires, Channing launches a desperate search to find Susan, but she’s covered her tracks well, fearing his retribution. In need of money to fund her furtive new lifestyle, Susan begins selling off her worldly goods, including her rare books, unleashing a chain of events that puts not only her life in danger, but that of her new love as well…

 

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Meet the Author:

 

Fred Shackelford is a Virginia attorney who lives on farmland that his great-great-grandfather purchased in 1817. Before writing his début novel The Ticket, he published Judges Say the Darndest Things, a collection of humorous excerpts from legal opinions. Fred is a graduate of the University of Virginia. The Ticket was a finalist for The Clue Awards from Chanticleer Book Reviews, a finalist for the National Indie Excellence Awards, and a quarterfinalist in the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award Contest.Connect with the author: Website ~ Twitter ~ Facebook

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Book review: Portrait of a Murderer: A Christmas Crime Story

Portrait of a Murderer

Portrait of a Murderer:
A Christmas Crime Story

by  Anne Meredith
First published in Japanese in 1933
Poisoned Pen Press 4/3/2018
Genre: Crime/Mystery/Classics
Pages: 241
Goodreads

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Portrait of a Murderer is a classic, and an unusual mystery, as the first sentence of the book tells you outright that Adrian Gray, 69, was killed by one of his children at Christmas. And even though it is presented as a Christmas story, there isn’t much Christmassy spirit to it.  Click to continue reading

Top Ten Books on my Spring TBR

Top Ten Books
on my Spring TBR

TTT for March 20, 2018
#TopTenTuesday

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Happy Spring time!
For today at Top Ten Tuesday, I have selected the top 10 books I plan to read this Spring.
These three are upcoming:


Gallic Noir 1  
Romanov Empress  Ankaran Immersion  

Then I have to read this one for my Classics Spin:

The Face of Another

The rest are on my TBR Challenge

 

Have you read any of these?
Which one is your favorite?
What’s the book you are most
looking forward to reading this Spring?

 

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