Blog Tour and Excerpt: Desert Kill Switch by Mark Bacon

What’s it about?

On an empty desert road, stressed-out ex-cop Lyle Deming finds a bullet-riddled body next to a mint-condition 1970s Pontiac Firebird. When he returns to the scene with sheriff’s deputies: no car, no body.  Does the answer lie in Nostalgia City where Lyle works? The Arizona retro theme park re-creates—in every detail—an entire small town from the 1970s.  It’s complete with period cars, clothes, music, hairstyles, food, shops, fads, restaurants—the works.

Lyle swapped his job as a Phoenix homicide detective for a cab in Nostalgia City when the anxieties and disappointments of police work nearly pushed him over the edge.

Nostalgia City VP Kate Sorensen, a former college basketball star, is in Nevada on park business when she gets mixed up with a sleazy Las Vegas auto dealer who puts hidden “kill switches” and GPS trackers in cars he sells—mainly to low-income buyers.  Miss a payment—sometimes by as little as a few days—and your car is dead.  Maybe you are, too.

When Kate’s accused of murder in Reno, Lyle arrives to help his blonde, not-quite-girlfriend and they plow through a deadly tangle of suspects and motives.  Kate and Lyle hit one dead end after another as they struggle to exonerate Kate, catch a blackmailer, save a witness’s life, and help find the missing corpse.

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Literary Ashland with Clive Rosengren

Our October guest was Clive Rosengren, by his own admission a recovering actor and author of now three Eddie Collins mysteries. The latest addition to the series, Velvet on a Tuesday Afternoon, was just released by Coffeetown Press. Eddie is a Hollywood actor, but since any actor not on the A list needs another source of income, Eddie operates his own detective agency right on the Hollywood strip. And that gets him into more than his fair share of troubles. In the latest novel, an old flame shows up in his office on a Tuesday afternoon.

 

 

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Literary Ashland — Ashland Literary Arts Festival

The September edition of Literary Ashland Radio focused on the upcoming Ashland Literary Arts Festival, scheduled for October 28 at the Hannon Library on the SOU campus. Tod Davies, Vice President of the Board of the Friends of the Hannon Library, explained this years event and how it’s different from earlier years. Have a listen.

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Blog Tour: The Walls by Hollie Overton

What’s it about?

What if you could get away with murder?

Single mom Kristy Tucker works as a press agent for the Texas Department of Corrections—handling everything related death row, from inmate interviews to chronicling the last moments during an execution. Her job exposes Kristy to the worst of humanity, and it’s beginning to take its toll.

So when Kristy meets Lance Dobson, her son’s martial arts instructor, she believes she has finally found her happy ending. She’s wrong.

Kristy soon discovers that Lance is a monster. Forced to endure his verbal and physical abuse, Kristy is serving her own life sentence…unless she’s willing to take matters into her hands. Can murder ever be justified?  Perfectly poised to exploit the criminal justice system she knows so well, Kristy sets out to get rid of Lance—permanently.

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