Do we Chicks have a treat for you today: a visit–and truly stunning cover reveal–from M.A. Monnin, whose sparkling debut mystery DEATH IN THE AEGEAN pubs next month with Level Best Books. Meet Mary, and dive right in to this Greek isles adventure filled with intrigue, archeological treasure, and even a little romance…
Thank you, Lisa and Chicks, for inviting me to talk to you and all of your wonderful mystery fans. I’m going to seize the day and reveal the cover of my debut mystery novel DEATH IN THE AEGEAN! I hope you like it.
When my amateur sleuth Stefanie Adams goes on vacation to the Greek isles, she throws off her need to plan seven steps ahead, and vows to embrace opportunities as they come. She’s learned the hard way that planning every step doesn’t mean you control the outcome. It merely limits your choices along the way.
Trying her hand at being spontaneous, Stefanie agrees to having drinks with a handsome stranger. Is that ever wise? Probably not, but don’t we all want to be a bit daring at times? To throw caution to the winds and go for it, even if just once? I’ll leave you to find out how her story turns out, but here’s a hint: Where greed leads, murder follows . . .
As for myself, for the most part I plan well in advance, like waiting years to travel to the Greek isles after hearing about Crete from my father and my husband, both of whom got to visit the island courtesy of Uncle Sam. I can’t believe I waited so long!
On my writer’s journey, sometimes I put insecurity and fear of failure behind me and grab opportunities when they arise, optimistically believing things will work out. Such was the case when I signed on to guest blog today. I had thought pre-orders for DEATH IN THE AEGEAN would be available for you. Alas, not yet! Well, we win some, we lose some. I do hope my cover brightens your day. Here it is:
DEATH IN THE AEGEAN will be out May 19, 2022, from Level Best Books. Available at that time from B&N, Amazon, and your local independent bookstore.
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What about you, dear reader? Do you seize the day and embrace opportunities without hesitation? Ever leap before you look? Or do you plan carefully? Did your decision leave you satisfied, or with regrets?
About the Author:
M.A. MONNIN is the author of DEATH IN THE AEGEAN, the first in the Intrepid Traveler Mystery series. It will be released May 19, 2022 from Level Best Books. Her short stories have appeared in Malice Domestic and pulp anthologies and Black Cat Mystery Magazine. An avocational archaeologist and USAF veteran, Mary divides her time between writing, traveling, and hiking. You can find out more at www.mamonnin.com and through her social media links:
About the Book:
When private banker Stefanie Adams travels to Greece on vacation, she is suspected of murdering a wealthy bride who accused her deceased father of artifact theft. Unfortunately, the newlywed’s accusation also ties Stefanie, a former archaeology student, to the robbery of a newly discovered gold statue, the Akrotiri Snake Goddess. With two high-profile crimes to solve, Greek police are under pressure, and both crimes lead straight to Stefanie. When her own life is threatened, Stefanie relies on her bank training for spotting potential criminals to identify which of her fellow travelers is the real killer. In this high-stakes mystery, she has to watch her back. Not everyone is what they seem, and as charming Thomas Burkhardt warns, Where Greed Leads, Murder Follows.