Cherry Cake and a Cadaver by Susan Boles – Guest Post + Giveaway

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Cherry Cake and a Cadaver book coverCherry Cake and a Cadaver by Susan Boles
A Lily Gayle Lambert Mystery Book 2
Argent Ocean Publishing
March 31, 2017

Lily Gayle and the gang set out to find a killer after local baker Luxen Natolovich is found dead hours before the grand opening weekend at the new Bed and Breakfast in town, Midnight Dragonfly. As Lily Gayle deciphers the clues around Luxen’s death she uncovers a conspiracy of lies and half truths that could very well be tied to a refugee camp in Mississippi during World War II. The deeper Lily Gayle digs the deeper the conspiracy runs and the closer she comes to being the killers next victim.

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Character Guest Post

Hello! I’m Lily Gayle Lambert. I reckon every life has its own set of problems and issues. A few months ago my cousin Ben, who’s the country sheriff, and I, found a dead wolf man out in the woods on Halloween night. That was a site to put the willies into you. But I managed to get the clues Ben needed to solve the crime. As much as he complains about me sticking my nose in where it doesn’t belong and drives me crazy with his over-protective family man routine, I really am glad he’s around.

We’re more like brother and sister, than cousins. Our mamas were twins and Ben and I were born on the same day. It’s been a thorn in his side his whole life, sharing a birthday with his girl cousin. But, hey, it could be worse, right?

Then we went to Ole Miss at the same time. I don’t say ‘together’ because I’d just as soon he had gone somewhere else. But everything went just fine. Ben went off to Jackson, MS to start his career in law enforcement and I married my college sweetheart. I grieves me deeply that he was killed in a car accident a few years ago. I sunk so low I didn’t care what happened to me. That was when my best friend since diaper days, Dixie, showed up on my doorstep and refused to take ‘no’ for an answer.

That’s how I came to be back in Mercy. And it’s been a good thing being back where my roots run deep. And, I have to admit, taking advantage of the county sheriff being my cousin to get involved in solving crimes without getting into too much trouble.

I really enjoy sinking my teeth into a good juicy case. The wolf man one was one for the books. But now, we’ve got a new one. And only a few months later. Come on and visit with us for a spell. For a quiet town, Mercy sure is hopping lately.

About the Author

Susan calls McNairy County, TN her home ground even though she has moved away. It was here, at Bethel Springs Junior High School that she began her writing career with two friends. They formed their own little writers group that was so secret they were the only ones who knew it existed. She still has some of the stories they wrote carefully preserved in a loose leaf binder and tucked away for safety.

She has worked in retail management, briefly for the Census Bureau and for many years in the investment/insurance industry in the regulatory compliance arena. All of which are left brain activities. So she exercises her right brain activity with reading and writing…just to keep both sides even.

Reading has been a passion since she was very young. As a toddler, her mother read to her from her ‘baby books’ and her Mother tells a story about her holding one of them upside down and ‘reading’ by repeating the story verbatim from memory.

Death of a Wolfman is the first in the Lily Gayle Lambert mystery series. Her previously published romantic suspense novel, Fated Love, is a contemporary paranormal romantic suspense (with a twist of paranormal) set in Memphis, TN. Her first novel, Kate’s Pride, is a historical women’s fiction set in West Tennessee in the aftermath of the Civil War. The novel is loosely based on her own Great Grandmother and published under the pen name Renee Russell.

Life got in the way of writing for many years but now she’s come back to her early love.

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8 comments / Add your comment below

  1. I really like this sort of ‘small town hides big secret’ scenario. Good luck with the promotion Susan!

  2. I love the bright cheery cover with the cherry cake! The blurb is great & I love these types of cozy mysteries. Thanks for the review, I’m looking forward to reading this one!!

  3. This book sounds so good! And now I want to read it AND the first one too. I just added both of them to my goodreads to read list. I wish my library had your books.

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