Tuesday, February 9, 2016

DRAWING BLOOD by Deirdre Verne_Tour and Review



CeCe Prentice returns with her band of Dumpster-diving pals in this fast-paced mystery that puts the eco-friendly heroine back on top—of a pile of trash.

When Big Bob, manager of the town dump, goes missing, CeCe is worried about more than where she’ll score her next salvaged car. First at the scene when Bob’s body is recovered from under the weekly recycling haul, CeCe is quick to identify potential witnesses and provide crucial scene sketches. But when CeCe is uncharacteristically startled by an unidentified woman at Bob’s abandoned house, her artistic talents are challenged, and her drawings, much to her frustration, come up short.

With CeCe’s observational talents on the fritz, Detective Frank DeRosa, CeCe, and her network of Freegans are forced to recreate Big Bob’s life from the garbage up. The team is soon thrust into the underworld of recycling where what appears to be junk could actually be the clue that saves a life.


About This Author

Deirdre Verne (Lower Westchester, NY) is a mystery writer, college professor, and an active college blogger. Deirdre’s interest in green living inspired her to create an off-the-grid character who Dumpster dives her way through the “Sketch in Crime” mystery series. Verne’s second book,Drawing Blood, is available in February 2016. “A dysfunctional functional family to die for…[CeCe Prentice’s] second case is every bit as twisty and surprising.”-Kirkus Reviews.

A member of Sisters in Crime, Deirdre’s short stories appear in all three New York chapter anthologies – Murder New York Style, Murder New York Style: Fresh Slices and Family Matters. Visit her online at DeirdreVerne.com.


Author Links

Webpage – www.deirdreverne.com

Blog – www.deirdreverne.com/blog/

Twitter – @deirdreverne

GoodReads – https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/8276614.Deirdre_Verne

Purchase Links: 
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DRAWING BLOOD by Deirdre Verne
(A Sketch in Crime #2)

DRAWING BLOOD is the sequel to DRAWING CONCLUSIONS, in the A Sketch in Crime mystery series. Although a cozy, DRAWING BLOOD works in several deeper issues. Protagonist CeCe Prentice, descendant of the first harbour master of Cold Spring Harbor, Long Island, is an environmentalist and Freegan, as are her three housemates and several friends. A Freegan abhors environmental impact and waste, so recycles and reuses. CeCe and her friends are considered dumpster-divers. Her working relationship with the manager of the town recycling center is pressured when he inexplicably disappears. Fortunately CeCe's artistic talent for quick portrait sketches is essential to the investigation.

Tour Participants

February 8 – Babs Book Bistro – Guest Post

February 9 – Island Confidential – Interview

February 9 – The Book’s the Thing – Spotlight

February 10 – Mallory Heart’s Cozies – Review 

February 11 – Musings and Ramblings – Guest Post

February 12 – Celticlady’s Reviews – Spotlight

February 13 – Lisa Ks Book Reviews – Guest Post

February 14 – A Holland Reads – Interview

February 15 – 3 Partners in Shopping, Nana, Mommy,  &, Sissy, Too ! – Spotlight

February 15 – Cozy Up With Kathy – Guest Post

February 16 – LibriAmoriMiei – Review

February 16 – StoreyBook Reviews – Spotlight

February 17 – Reading Is My SuperPower – Review

February 17 – Brooke Blogs – Guest Post

February 18 – Back Porchervations – Review

February 18 – A Blue Million Books – Interview

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1 comment:

  1. I have this one on my wish list. I want to learn more about the "freegan" lifestyle.