Friday, June 09, 2023

Virtual Book Tour & Giveaway: Hotshot Shamus (Persephone Cole Vintage Mysteries, #4) by Heather Haven


Hotshot Shamus
The Persephone Cole Vintage Mysteries
Heather Haven

Cozy Mystery
4th in Series
Setting: New York City, 1943
Publisher: The Wives Of Bath Press
Publication Date: April 18, 2023
Paperback page count: ‎ 324 pages
ISBN-13: 979-8988050209
Digital ASIN: B0BZQX43TW


About Hotshot Shamus:

Persephone (Percy) Cole saves the life of a senator’s granddaughter but had no idea how much her own life was going to change as a result. There’s the unwanted fame, reporters hounding her mercilessly, and past enemies crawling out of the woodwork. Worse yet, our 5’11” lady shamus now has to dress the part of the successful PI! Then an unknown murderer tries to frame Percy for his killing spree, leaving deadly clues pointing to her. Worse yet, these are followed by death threats against her and her family.

But who? And why?

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Read an Excerpt:

Chapter One

 The man hesitated before going into his office. He looked to the left, then to the right of the narrow hallway. He’d heard no one, seen no one; there should be no one, but it was better not to take chances.

Once inside, the man closed the door on rusting hinges, which had never seen a drop of oil. A creaking door was as good as a barking dog.

Through the open window he could hear war propaganda blaring. He crossed the small room and looked down at the street.

Shouting into a megaphone, a young soldier sat atop the headrest of a convertible’s back seat, free hand resting on the trunk. A late-model, light-green Packard, the car was every bit as sleek as the soldier. Driven by a WAC, the convertible rolled along at no more than five miles an hour while passersby cheered on both sides of the street.

“Buy war bonds now, or our children will be forever enslaved by the Nazis,” the soldier shouted over and over into the megaphone. Fear propaganda, thought the man, looking down. He was all in favor of it.

The man closed the window, feeling nervous. No. Anxious. Anxious to show her who’s who. To get on with it. To punish her. Punish her whole family. That Persephone Cole, her days were numbered.

About Heather Haven:

Back in the Punic Wars, Heather wrote ad copy, comedy acts, and had several plays performed very Off-Broadway. Her novels include the Silicon Valley-based Alvarez Family Murder Mysteries, Manhattan-based Persephone Cole Vintage Mysteries, Love Can Be Murder Mysteries, Snow Lake Romantic Suspense, and standalone, Murder Under the Big Top, inspired by her mother’s stint as a performer with Ringling Brothers’ Circus. Just to break up the monotony, her short stories are featured in her anthology, Corliss and Other Award-Winning Stories. She and her husband are allowed to live in the foothills of San Jose, California, with their cat, Ellie. 


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