Let’s Talk with Terry Odell

Announcing Deadly Engagement
by Terry Odell

Book releases are always exciting, even if there’s no “physical” book to hold. Deadly Engagement is a novella, and too short to put into print. However, long or short, it’s still exciting to see one’s “baby” out in the world.

Deadly Engagement is the sixth episode in my Mapleton Mystery series, and it’s special because it’s Angie’s story. Angie’s not a cop, so it can’t be a traditional police procedural like the rest of the series. Lo and behold, I was writing a cozy, which, by definition, features an amateur sleuth.

The story takes place on a Caribbean cruise. It just so happens that I also went on a Caribbean cruise last year, which made for a great research opportunity. If you want to see some pictures I took on the cruise that are mentioned in the novella, you can click here.

Here’s a little about Deadly Engagement:

If you’re with a cop, there’s no escaping mystery and crime, even on a Caribbean cruise.

Angie Mead thinks time away from Gordon’s “Cop Stuff” is what he needs to distract him from being suspended as Mapleton’s Chief of Police and get over killing a man. A Caribbean cruise, where Gordon has no jurisdiction, seems the perfect solution—and Angie is looking forward to some fun in the sun.

Communication mishaps and Gordon’s apparent lack of interest in their getaway create second thoughts for Angie. That is, until a series of petty thefts give Gordon a new bone to chew on. When he includes Angie in his investigative way of thinking, the two of them switch to sleuthing mode, and their real adventure begins.

Petty thievery is only the beginning. A passenger from their dinner table dies under suspicious circumstances, bringing Gordon’s cop credentials to the attention of the ship’s security. Soon Angie and Gordon are neck deep in the onboard intrigues.

In honor of my daughter, who was diagnosed with MS not long ago, I’m donating a portion of my royalties from all February sales of Deadly Engagement to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

But wait! There’s More! I’ve set the price of Deadly Secrets, Book 1 in the series to FREE. Start at the beginning at no cost to you.

While you’re at Booklover’s Bench, visit our contest page for a chance to win a Samsung Galaxy tablet! The contest runs from Feb 1-18 — click here to enter!

Comments

  1. Gina Odell says:

    Congratulations! I love the Mapleton series and all the characters. Just downloaded this one to my Kindle. 🙂

    Gina

  2. With this crazy winter, I’m sure many will enjoy a reading getaway on a cruise. Congratulations on your new release!

  3. Congratulations on the new release, Terry! And since you are a new-to-me author, I appreciate the freebie. Thanks. I’m sure I will enjoy reading story #1 in this series.

  4. Congrats on the new release! It’s a fun read.

  5. Great story! I haven’t been on a cruise in ages, but until I can make it happen again, this will be my substitute.Congrats!

  6. Good luck with your new release, Terry! I enjoyed this story from Angie’s viewpoint. It was a fun reminder of all the cruises I’ve been on.