The winner of a copy of The Green Beach File has been selected and notified. Thanks to all who commented.
Hi. Barb here. Still sticking pretty close to home in Portland, Maine
I met Connecticut author Karen Perry because we went to the same high school, though not at the same time. We “met” through a classmate of mine, John Shaefer, who heads the alumni department among other things. Karen asked if I would considered blurbing her debut mystery novel, The Green Beach File, which I was happy to do. Here’s what I said.
“Karen Perry’s strong debut The Green Beach has it all–a shocking murder, a twisty plot, strong characters, and a storyline that stays with you.”
Comment on the blog to be entered to win a copy of The Green Beach File and a special surprise noted below.
Without further ado, take it away Karen!
In The Green Beach File, Jenn, an environmental attorney, discovers a gruesome dead body discarded in a unique location. A herptologist was grimly attacked and left to die, and Jenn is shocked by the killer’s violence. The sight of the dead body jumbles Jenn’s mind and forces open hidden memories of her finance’s slow and painful death from cancer. Jenn can’t move past the image of the dead, and learns the death might be connected to the construction of luxury homes on the largest undeveloped beachfront property between Boston and New York. She tries to move forward, but is unwittingly ensnared in a legal battle over these luxury homes. A charming, handsome police officer, who is equally fixated on the murder, suddenly enters Jenn’s life. She can’t tell whether to trust him, whether to date him, or . . . whether he’s involved in the murders.
Jenn does, however, have a depth of environmental knowledge. She examines and analyzes whatever nature is within her view, rather than on the people speaking to her. You will enjoy finding some aspect of nature or environmentalism woven into each chapter.
In sum, I hope you will enjoy Jenn’s adventure sleuthing out the killer in The Green Beach File. It is a little bit of environmentalism gone sideways, mixed with some back yard naturalism, but mostly, it is just a lot of fun.
Readers: Enter my giveaway by responding to this blog post. Because my novel is an environmental thriller, I will be giving away a Sequoia Tree Seedling. The seedling will be shipped to the winner, and will be selected by my Wicked host, Barbara Ross.
K.A. Perry is an attorney and math teacher in Connecticut. Her career has meandered from a large firm, to some time at home, to a teaching degree, to part time math teaching, and now to her own law firm. She has four sons, which makes for a very busy life. She squeezes in writing in while everyone else is sleeping.
Author’s website: www.kaperry.com
Available now for pre-order: https://permutedpress.com/book/the-green-beach-file
Distributed by Simon & Schuster: https://www.simonandschuster.com/books/The-Green-Beach-File/K-A-Perry/9781682619070