Blog Tour and Giveaway - Double Duplicity by Paty Jager

I'm delighted to have Paty Jager joining us today, Her new book Double Duplicity is out and is was a really good book. To win 3 signed print books- Double Duplicity, Spirit of the Mountain, and Secrets of a Mayan Moon) Plus the swag for each series and other goodies. Click the rafflecopter at the end of this post.

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Double Duplicity
by Paty Jager

Double DuplicityDouble Duplicity:
A Shandra Higheagle Mystery (Volume 1)

Cozy Mystery
Publisher: Windtree Press (January 5, 2015)
Paperback: 242 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1940064925
E-Book ASIN: B00PFWPHPQ
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Synopsis:
 On the eve of the biggest art event at Huckleberry Mountain Resort, potter Shandra Higheagle finds herself in the middle of a murder investigation. She’s ruled out as a suspect, but now it’s up to her to prove the friend she witnessed fleeing the scene was just as innocent. With help from her recently deceased Nez Perce grandmother, Shandra becomes more confused than ever but just as determined to discover the truth.
Detective Ryan Greer prides himself on solving crimes and refuses to ignore a single clue, including Shandra Higheagle’s visions. While Shandra is hesitant to trust her dreams, Ryan believes in them and believes in her.
Can the pair uncover enough clues for Ryan to make an arrest before one of them becomes the next victim?

My Review:

This whodunits bring culture and mystery together for an story that is well developed and characters so likable you won't want this book to end. From the start you are pulled in and swept away to Idaho to help Shandra solve a murder that has taken place before it happens again. Shandra is having dreams about the murder and hopes that they will lead her and Ryan to finding out who the killer is. This book will have you on the edge of your seat right in the middle of the action.

Guest Post: 
Thank you for having me on Shelly’s Book Case. I’ve always gravitated toward mystery books when looking for something to read. The first two books I wrote back when I didn’t know anything about writing and the business were mysteries. But to find writing help, I gravitated to writing romance.
My writing career started as a western romance author. I now have 20 published novels, 5 novellas, and 3 anthologies. My tag line is: “Tales of intrigue and romance starring cowboys and Indians” By using this tagline, I can weave my love of Native American ideals into my books.
The yearning to write mystery books wouldn’t die, and even though I’d already written in more genres than one author should, I couldn’t let the idea of writing mystery go. Many writing friends said it wasn’t a good idea to add one more genre. I’d lose readers. But my heart, from the first novel I wrote all those years ago, was in mystery.
To stay true to my “branding” the female amateur sleuth in Double Duplicity the first Shandra Higheagle Mystery is half Nez Perce. After years of her mother and step-father having her hide her Native American side, she is finally starting to seek her roots only to have the one person who can guide her the most pass away. Her grandmother, whom she’d only visited once as a teenager, had a special request. That Shandra attend her Seven Drum Ceremony after the funeral. Shandra does and when she’s caught up in murder, her grandmother comes to her in dreams showing her clues to the murders.
I’ve had a wonderful time bringing my fictional ski resort town of Huckleberry, Idaho to life. Adding three-dimensional secondary characters with a few quirks to keep this an entertaining cozy read has been the most fun. Each book—there are three so far—I add a new full-timer and enjoy the way they interact with the rest of the populace. My two favorite secondary characters are Sheba, a dog as big as a bear but a bit like the Cowardly Lion, who is Shandra’s companion, and Lewis, the orange cat that is usually draped around Crazy Lil’s shoulders. Lil is Shandra’s Jill-of-all-trades who, like the stray cat, came with the property Shandra purchased on Huckleberry Mountain. She bought the land because of its good clay pockets. Shandra is a potter who sells her vases as art.
My brother has worked in the art world since getting out of school. He sculpts, pours, welds, and patinas bronze art work. A story he told me about a particular statue he was putting a patina on for another artist stuck in my mind, and I knew one day I’d use it in a story. That information my brother told me was the whole premise that started Double Duplicity.
Blurb
On the eve of the biggest art event at Huckleberry Mountain Resort, potter Shandra Higheagle finds herself in the middle of a murder investigation. She’s ruled out as a suspect, but now it’s up to her to prove the friend she witnessed fleeing the scene was just as innocent. With help from her recently deceased Nez Perce grandmother, Shandra becomes more confused than ever but just as determined to discover the truth.
Detective Ryan Greer prides himself on solving crimes and refuses to ignore a single clue, including Shandra Higheagle’s visions. While Shandra is hesitant to trust her dreams, Ryan believes in them and believes in her.
Can the pair uncover enough clues for Ryan to make an arrest before one of them becomes the next
victim?

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About This Author
 Award-winning author Paty Jager and her husband raise alfalfa hay in rural eastern Oregon.  On her road to publication she wrote freelance articles for two local newspapers and enjoyed her job with the County Extension service as a 4-H Program Assistant. Raising hay and cattle, riding horses, and battling rattlesnakes, she not only writes the western lifestyle, she lives it.
All her work has Western or Native American elements in them along with hints of humor and engaging characters. Her penchant for research takes her on side trips that eventually turn into yet another story.

Author Links:
twitter;  @patyjag
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Comments

  1. Double Duplicity sounds like a fun book! Thank you for the giveaway.

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    1. Jen, Thanks for stopping in. The Shandra Higheagle mysteries are fun to write.

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  2. Shelli, Thank you for having me on your blog today. I'm happy you enjoyed Double Duplicity.

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    1. Shelley! So sorry I spelled your name wrong the first time.

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  3. This sounds like a really great book! Thanks for the great write up on it and for the great giveaway!

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    1. Angie, Thank you for stopping by and commenting. I'm glad my book intrigues you.

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  4. This book sound interesting. I love your writing!

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    1. Hi Shirl! Thank you for stopping in and for your kind words about my books. I hope you signed up for the rafflecopter.

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  5. A captivating novel and a very interesting feature and giveaway. Thanks for this giveaway. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Hi Traveler, Thank you for commenting. I'm glad my book caught your attention. Hope you signed up for rafflecopter.

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  6. Congrats on your latest release. I love the cover. It's so detailed and I'm glad that you are sharing the Native People's history.

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    1. Hi Melissa! Thanks for stopping in! The cover was photographed by my brother and niece. My niece is the victim and the art gallery is my brother's. They had a blast taking photos for me.

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  7. Sounds like a captivating book. I enjoyed your comment that it was something from your brother that started your story. In my latest book, "Murder Most Floral" it was something my son said about soap that started mine. Thanks for telling us about yourself and your book.

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    1. Hi J. Thank you! It is amazing the things people say that get writer's minds flipping through all the what if's. Thank you for commenting! I hope you put your email in the rafflecopter.

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  8. This sounds like a good book for so many reasons - the characters, the setting, the suspense and of course the animals. Thanks for a terrific giveaway and introducing me to a new-for-me author.

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    1. Love your name Grandma Cootie! Thank you for stopping in and commenting. I hope you got your name in the rafflecopter. I had a great time coming up with the characters and making this a different setting from most mysteries.

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  9. This sounds like a great story. Thanks for the giveaway and introduction to a new series.

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    1. Thank you, Cecelia! I'm glad you could stop in and join the fun!

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  10. This sounds great! I added it to my tbr list. Love finding new to me authors.

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    1. Hi Stacie, Thank you for adding my book to your tbr pile. I wish I had a better handle on my own tbr mountain. ;)

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  11. I do want to read this series. I met Paty at LCC and thought she was really nice

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    1. Hi Kaye, Thank you for the kind words. I hope you entered the rafflecopter for a chance to win the prize.

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