Virtual champagne and fireworks are flying around Wicked Cozy World today as we celebrate the birth of the first book in Sherry Harris’ Sarah Winston Garage Sale Mystery series–Tagged for Death!
Here’s a description of the book.
Tagged for Death
Sarah Winston’s happy life as an Air Force wife crashes around her when her husband, CJ, ends up in the arms of his subordinate, 19-year-old temptress Tiffany. Forced to move off base, Sarah’s self-prescribed therapy involves hitting all the garage and tag sales in and around her small town of Ellington, Massachusetts. If only she could turn her love for bargain hunting into a full-time career.
After returning from a particularly successful day searching for garage sale treasures, Sarah finds a grisly surprise in one of her bags: a freshly bloodied shirt that undoubtedly belongs to her ex, CJ, who now happens to be Ellington’s chief of police. If that’s not bad enough, it seems Tiffany has gone missing. Now it’s up to Sarah to prove that her cold-hearted ex is not a cold-blooded killer. But finding that treasure may be murder.
Starting your life over at age thirty-eight isn’t easy, but that’s what Sarah Winston finds herself facing when her husband CJ runs off with a 19-year-old temptress named Tiffany. Sarah’s self-prescribed therapy happily involves hitting all the garage and tag sales in and around her small town of Ellington, Massachusetts. If only she could turn her love for bargain hunting into a full-time career.
One man’s junk is another man’s treasure
But after returning from a particularly successful day searching for yard sale treasures, Sarah finds a grisly surprise in one of her bags: a freshly bloodied shirt…that undoubtedly belongs to her ex, CJ, who now happens to be Ellington’s chief of police. If that’s not bad enough, it seems Tiffany has gone missing. Now it’s up to Sarah to prove that her cold-hearted ex is not a cold-blooded killer…
But finding that treasure can be murder.
Barb: Congratulations, Sherry! First pub day is the best pub day–evah! I’ve been excited about this series since I first heard the concept. I’m one of the lucky few who has actually read the book (though that will change very soon). Here is what I said. “When her husband is unfaithful, plucky Sarah Winston loses her marriage and her identity as a colonel’s wife. In Tagged for Death, Sarah must find a new life, a way to make a living, and, after all her years on the move, a home. Like the hidden gems Sarah Winston finds at garage sales, this book is a treasure.”
Liz: Sherry, I’m getting teary-eyed over here! So, so happy for you and I can’t wait to read. Have a fabulously fun launch day!
Jessie: It has been such a pleasure to watch your journey towards publication, Sherry! Pub Day is so special and I couldn’t be happier for you!
Edith: I was an early reader of this book and loved it. When I was walking in the Minuteman National Park this fall, I realized I was within yards of the base where you set a lot of the action and I could picture Sarah doing some of her sleuthing there. Sherry, you are such a great supporter of your friends, I’m delighted to see you have your day in the limelight at last and I know this series will be a big success.
Julie: Sherry, I am so, so thrilled for you! I know that this day is a dream come true, and no one deserves it more! Can’t wait to read it!!!
Happy book birthday, Sherry! You know I lived right near there in Billerica, Wilmington, Woburn, and Cambridge for quite a while, so this is a double treat for me—first, of course, to see that you have your book out! and to be familiar with the setting is extra special. xoxo
Thanks so much Reine you will recognize many of the places I talk about in Tagged. I’m so happy to have been able to get to know you!
Thanks, Elaine! It was such a pleasure meeting you last year at Malice!
My eyes aren’t usually open at 6:00 am and much less full of tears. Thank you, Barb, Edith, Jessie, Julie and Liz for being such a wonderful group of women and friends. I love you all.
Right back atcha, sugar!
Congratulations! Sounds like an interesting/fun read and I’m in need of a good book. Looking forward to reading it.
Thank you! I love your blog too!
Congratulations Sherry! I look forward to reading your book and adding it to my Wicked Cozy shelf.
Thanks, Kim! I love your story in Boardwalk Bound!
And you know that the rest of us are wishing that we could be there with you today. Loved the book!!! Congratulations on a much deserved celebration!
Thank you Sherry/Stella you are a dear, dear friend. I hope you liked Stella Wild in Tagged!
Since we reconnected in 1995 and started exchanging emails and Christmas cards, I knew this day would come for you. Your Christmas letters were a story in themselves–always entertaining, funny, and newsy. You are a very talented writer, and I am so happy for you and proud to call you my friend (which is another thing you are amazing at!). Enjoy this very special Book Birthday, Sherry. May it be the first of many!
Thanks, so much in Dianne!
Mega congrats! Hope Suspense magazine got a review copy.
Thanks, Susan! I hope so too!
Yay! Just downloaded my copy to my iPad and am looking forward to a good read.
Thank you so much, Kathy! That means a lot to me!
Great read, Sherry! You’ve captured the setting well (and I learned a lot about military bases), and anybody who’s hooked on yard sales, flea markets and the like will have fun with this.
Thanks Sheila! I do love Massachusetts, yard sales and the military life.
YAY!!!! Today is just the first of many book birthdays surely to come. Congratulations, Sherry. I’m so happy for you.
Thank you, Barb! I hope you are right!
I was the lucky recipient of an ARC, so I’ve already read it. It’s great, and you’re going to love it.
Thanks so much, Mark! I know you have a lot of books in the TBR pile so I really appreciate you taking the time to read Tagged!
I’m looking forward to reading this book… I have two different county libraries that I can get to . One bought 2 e-copies and the other bought dead tree versions. I’ll be crossing the county line to get my paper back book to read. I know I’m going to enjoy it.
Thank you, I hope you enjoy it!
Sherry: Congrats on your big day!! I’m so excited for you. TFD sounds like a lot of fun, and I always enjoy reading books set in places I’m familiar with. Plus, the Air Force connection! What else could I ask for? 😉 Have a great book birthday!
Thank you Gwen — I’ll be interested to hear what you think about my take on Hanscom and Bedford!
Wishing you the best Sherry, tremendous day!
Congratulations, Sherry! I remember you from Seascape!
~ Dianne Herlihy
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