Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Cover Reveal & Giveaway ~ AN INTIMATE MURDER by Stacy Verdick Case

This post is part of a virtual book tour organized by Goddess Fish Promotions to show off the cover for AN INTIMATE MURDER by Stacy Verdick Case.

Stacy will award a signed ARC of An Intimate Murder (US only) to THREE randomly drawn winners via the rafflecopter at the end of this post.

Check out this awesome cover!

A Catherine O'Brien Mystery.

When Jonathan and Susan Luther are murdered in their home, St. Paul homicide detective Catherine O'Brien and her partner Louise discover this isn't the first time the Luther family has been visited by tragedy. Is it a case of bad family luck or is there something more?

“Way to go, O’Brien.” Bob Shackelford leaned over my shoulder and tapped the newspaper. “Front page. I think that’s a first for you. Usually your tirades are limited to interoffice email. You’re really stepping up in the world.”
“Thanks, Shackelford. Say, you oughta have that growth looked at.”
“What growth.”
I pointed to his head. “Oh, never mind, it’s your face.”
“Haw, haw, O’Brien. Very childish”
He was right but it was the best I could manage on limited coffee.
He lifted the paper from my desk and unfolded it in mid-air. “At least the story appears on the bottom half of the front page. Hardly anyone looks at the bottom half.”
The headline read, Saint Paul Police Defensive Over Botched Investigation. Under the headline was a photo of me in front of Pam Hind’s house. The photographer had snapped the photo while I was speaking. My lips curled back from my teeth and I was pointing into the crowd. I looked like KC when he sees the neighbor’s cat on our porch.
Shackelford tweaked the edge of the paper. “It took me a whole ten seconds to skim down far enough to see this article.”
I snatched the paper from his hands and began to read.
Officer Catherine O’Brien, a seven-year veteran of the Saint Paul Police Department, gave an impromptu press conference outside the house of Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan Luther who were murdered inside their Saint Paul area home Tuesday morning.
Officer O’Brien, stumbled drunkenly down the sidewalk, scolded the media, and referred to the press as “vultures” after attempts to question the officer about the path of the homicide investigation. This outburst is just the latest in what has become a pattern of denial and hostility by the Saint Paul Police Department and crime lab when questions regarding investigative procedures arise.

Stacy Verdick Case was born in Willmar, Minnesota.  After a brief stint as a military brat, where she lived in Fort Sill Oklahoma and Fort Campbell, Kentucky, her family moved back to Minnesota.
Stacy has written all her life earning a High School Writer Award and a Daphne Du Mauier Award for excellence in Mainstream Mystery/Suspense.
Stacy currently lives in a suburb of St. Paul with her husband of twenty-years, her five-year-old daughter, and their two cats.
An Intimate Murder is the third book in the Catherine O’Brien series.

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  1. Thank you! I'm so grateful to be a part of your blog today. I'll check back at lunch and respond to any comments from your readers! Many Blessings to you all!


    1. Hi Stacy,

      Thank you so much for stopping by. I have to ask...Is your name actually VerdickCase? The cover is cute. One more question.. All of your cover have a to go coffee cup on them. Does that have something to do with your characters?

    2. Hi Kim! My name actually is Stacy Verdick Case. I was born Stacy Verdick and I married a Case. At the time I wasn't a mystery authors but an unpublished romance author. Funny how things work out. ;-)

      Coffee is Catherine's (the lead character) drug of choice. She has a monster coffee habit. ~S

    3. I'm going to have to add this to my reading list.

      That is funny about your name. I asked another author the same question. Her married name is perfect for romance books.

    4. What's really funny is I was teased in high school by these guys who would say, "What's the Verdick on the Case?" Every time they saw me. A few years later I ran into one of them and he said it again and I told him my name was now Verdick Case. He made me show him my driver's license. LOL!

  2. I liked the excerpt the best. This book sounds so good. I just love murder mysteries. Thanks for having the giveaway.

    1. Hi Anita! Thank you for stopping by. I'm glad you like the excerpt. Good luck in the contest. If you don't win make sure you watch the Goddess Fish facebook page because they are in charge of my blog tour and there will be a giveaway of the finished copy too!

  3. An extra special thank you to Read You Writes and Kim for helping make this a special cover reveal day. You are a great and gracious host. I am thankful. ~S

  4. You're welcome Stacy.

    I'm really not making fun of your name. It's just interesting. I remember thinking, why she's really creative with her name. Thank you so much for stopping by.


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