Monday, July 12, 2021

Book Spotlight & #Giveaway ~ The Mountain View Murder (A Wintergreen Mystery) by Patrick Kelly @pkfiction ~ Cozy Mystery


The Mountain View Murder (A Wintergreen Mystery) by Patrick Kelly

About The Mountain View Murder:

The Mountain View Murder (A Wintergreen Mystery)

Cozy Mystery 

1st in Series 

Publisher: Chaparral Press LLC 

Paperback: 270 pages 

ISBN-10: 1734239220

ISBN-13: 978-1734239225

Digital - ASIN ‏ : ‎ B0977C7WVL

Guess who cried at Lou Thorpe’s funeral 

No one. His wife, grown children, and best friends all attended the service, but no one shed a single tear. Poor Lou. He was out for his morning walk when a crazed driver knocked him out of life. Crazed? With no car, no driver, and no witnesses, it’s difficult to say. Was it an accident or intentional? 

Until that morning, Bill O’Shea was living the dream. After a career of fighting crime in the big city, Bill bought a condo in the beautiful mountain resort community of Wintergreen, Virginia. When he met his attractive new neighbor, Bill knew his retirement was off to a great start. But then the short-staffed police department asked Bill to help them investigate Thorpe’s death. 

Soon, Bill fell into an old routine. Interviewing suspects. Checking alibis. Everyone had a secret to hide, but Bill lacked evidence to tie any of the suspects to the crime. He was missing something--like he had an itch he couldn’t reach to scratch. 

Will Bill and his new friends solve the case, or will the murder of Lou Thorpe remain a mystery forever? 

If you love beautiful mountain settings, a charming cast, and intriguing plot twists, you're going to love this new series! 

Clean read: no graphic violence, sex, or strong language. 

About Patrick Kelly

Pat Kelly was raised in the idyllic suburb of Yorktown, Virginia, where children ran barefoot through the grass and fished in the York River. After graduating from UVA, he left the state to pursue a career in finance. He settled in Texas, married a wonderful woman (Susie), and together they raised two daughters in Austin.

With the girls now grown and gone, Pat has pursued a lifelong love of writing stories. Countless hours at the keyboard have produced the Joe Robbins Thriller Series, two book awards, and four standalone novels.

A few years ago, Pat and Susie bought a summer home in the bucolic mountaintop resort of Wintergreen, Virginia. The beautiful vistas there inspired Pat to write a cozy mystery series featuring the reluctant detective Bill O’Shea. Join Pat’s newsletter to follow Bill’s adventures as he dodges irrepressible bears, pursues romance, and solves mysteries.

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  1. Hi Saphhyria,

    Thank you for hosting my novel The Mountain View Murder today. As I write this note, I am sitting next to a window that overlooks the beautiful forest through which winds the Appalachian Trail. In the story, many community members believe the a thru-hiker wandered onto Wintergreen property from the trail and accidentally killed Lou Thorpe. But the retired police detective Bill O'Shea doesn't believe a word of it. He's determined to find the true murderer.

    I'll stop by later today to see if any of your readers has a question about the story or the setting.

    All the best, Pat Kelly

  2. I love cozy mysteries and I usually associate them with fun covers. But this cover is beautiful, it sounds like a great book!

    1. Thanks, Julie. I think the cover designer (Sleepy Fox Studio) did a great job with the cover. To get a feel for whether you'd like to read The Mountain View Murder, you might read the first few pages from the Look Inside the Book feature on Amazon. You'll know after page three whether you like my writing style.

      All the best, Pat Kelly

  3. I love the cover and synopsis, this sounds like an excellent cozy mystery read. Thank you for sharing the book and author details