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Announcement Blurb:
Whodunnit? Rachel did! At least, she did as long as the "it" refers to writing a cozy little mystery novel. Ladies and gentlemen, you have heard me predict this day for some time now, and it is finally here: Rachel is releasing her new book, titled Anon, Sir, Anon. Round of applause, please!

Thank you, thank you.

In honor of this auspicious day, Rachel has typed up some information on the book and its author and has permitted me to post them. You will see those below. She is also hosting a giveaway -- there is more about that to come. And today's release date is a kick-off for a whole week of festivities (some of them here on my blog) so be sure to check out her blog for more information. Enjoy!



Back Cover Blurb:
The 12:55 out of Darlington brought more than Orville Farnham's niece; murder was passenger.In coming to Whistlecreig, Genevieve Langley expected to find an ailing uncle in need of gentle care. In reality, her charge is a cantankerous Shakespearean actor with a penchant for fencing and an affinity for placing impossible bets.When a body shows up in a field near Whistlecreig Manor and Vivi is the only one to recognize the victim, she is unceremoniously baptized into the art of crime-solving: a field in which first impressions are seldom lasting and personal interest knocks at the front door.Set against the russet backdrop of a Northamptonshire fog, Anon, Sir, Anon cuts a cozy path to a chilling crime. 


Author Bio:
Rachel Heffington is a novelist, a nanny, and a people-lover living in rural Virginia with her family and black cat, Cricket. Her first novel, Fly Away Home, was independently published in February of 2014, while her novella, The Windy Side of Care, was published by Rooglewood Press in the Five Glass Slippers anthology in June of 2014. Visit Rachel online at www.inkpenauthoress.blogspot.com


Giveaway: Cozy Quagmire Party Pack
Enter to win a complete party in a box! The Cozy Quagmire Party Pack includes everything you’ll need to have an evening worthy of guests such as Vivi, Farnham, and Dr. Breen. Prize includes P.G. Tips (my favorite British black tea), a $5 Panera Bread gift-card for toasting-bread, a Yankee candle, matchbook, and a paperback copy of Anon, Sir, Anon.

You can go to this page http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/740f09706 to enter the giveaway or go to Rachel's announcement post and enter there.  Have fun!


Where to Buy the Books:
     Amazon (Paperback)
     Amazon (Kindle)
     If you are a Barnes & Noble shopper, stay tuned because it should be on there soon.
     If you are an autograph collector, make sure you follow The Inkpen Authoressblog because there may be news about autographed copies coming up.

 

Upcoming:
Rachel Heffington will be here on The Pen of a Ready Writer on November 9th for an interview.  I am so excited about this.  Be sure to check back then to see what she has to say about her delightful mystery!

Comments

  1. Favorite thing about autumn: the weather. I love the cooler temperatures, the fact that I need a jacket when I go outside. It's good weather for snuggling. I love the crisp air and the gusty winds.
    Other things that I like: the colors (leaves and such), the way the sky looks in the fall, the smells, the feeling of joy in the harvest and settling in for the winter. It's so cozy.

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