Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Guess the Mystery hosted by Jenny Kales

Happy Wednesday! Today's Guess the Mystery host is Jennifer Kales. Leave your answer and email in the comments below for a chance to win an e-copy of On the Chopping Block. Good Luck!

“Yassou, Dad.” Callie smiled at her father. Her facial muscles felt frozen in place and her heart was pounding – the last thing she needed was a discussion about going to the police station to report on the murder of a boyfriend her father didn’t even know she had. Hoping that George was in a hurry, Callie tried to act normal. Maybe he’d leave before he figured out what Sands was doing there.

“What brings you here today?” she asked George, while shooting Sands a furtive look.
Her father wrapped Callie in one of his signature bear hugs. It seemed that he held her even more tightly than usual. “Dad,” she said. “I can’t breathe.”
George loosened his grip. “Okay, breathe, breathe. I was in the neighborhood so I thought I’d check on your business, see it it’s picked up any, George said, sitting down at the table closest to the cashier station. Leave it to her father to start right in with concerns for her business. If only he’d seen the crowds just half an hour before, but that wouldn’t have been good, come to think of it, not with all the talk about Drew.

About the Author

Award-winning writer and blogger Jenny Kales worked for years as a freelancer and is thrilled to have released her debut cozy mystery novel. Kales’ marriage into a Greek-American Midwestern family inspired The Callie's Kitchen mysteries, featuring Calliope “Callie” Costas, food business owner and amateur sleuth. The setting of the story, "Crystal Bay," is inspired by a favorite family vacation spot - Wisconsin's beautiful Geneva Lakes.

Ms. Kales is an avid reader, cook and baker and she's addicted to mystery TV, especially anything on Masterpiece Mystery or BBC America. She lives just outside of Chicago with her husband, two daughters and a cute but demanding Yorkshire terrier, and is hard at work on the next novel in the Callie’s Kitchen mystery series.


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  1. This would be a new series for me. I love foodie books. Thank-you for the opportunity to win in your giveaway. pgenest57 at aol dot com

  2. I'd love to win a copy of On the Chopping Block; sounds really good. Dianne

  3. This is a new author for me, and I love reading culinary cozy mysteries. Thanks for the chance to win! grace dot koshida at gmail dot com

  4. this looks good would love to win..been trying to save money for my amazon account so can buy some more books is

  5. Thanks for a fun post. I would love to win a copy of On The Chopping Block. I have this author & book on my wish list.

  6. This is a new to me series. But it sounds like On The Chopping Block! mjhopper at cox dot net.

  7. On The Chopping Block. It sounds like a great start to a series and I would love to win!

    ElaineE246 at msn dot com

  8. I'm going to guess the excerpt is from "On the Chopping Block" since it's her debut cozy mystery. Thank you for this chance.

  9. The book sounds like "On the Chopping Block". This is a new author and series to me, looking forward to reading.

  10. Thank you introducing me to a new author, and I enjoyed reading the excerpt from the book. Thank you for the giveaway. myrifraf (at) gmail (dot)com


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