08 May, 2012

Virtual Book Tour: Murder in Devon by Maggie Andersen

I'm so excited to welcome you to my stop on the virtual book tour for 

Murder in Devon 

by Maggi Andersen!

This my first ever book tour and I was thrilled to be asked to participate.

Published by Black Opal Books, Murder in Devon is a romantic/ mystery suspense book set in England.

An ex-patriot American reporter living in England, Casey Rowan wakes to find one best friend murdered and another seriously injured. Casey is determined to find the killer, despite running afoul of the detective in charge of the case—a blue-eyed Scot named Rod Carlisle, who considers her a prime suspect. As Casey gets closer to the truth, losing her heart to the sexy cop isn’t the only thing she risks. Now her life is danger, too.
Rod has no patience with civilians who interfere in police matters, even hot little numbers like Casey. Though he tries to keep things professional between, Casey’s beauty and spunk are hard to resist. Rod warns her that what she’s doing is dangerous, but she refuses to listen. Can he find the killer before Casey becomes the next victim?

I love to read Aussie authors!

Maggi Andersen and her lawyer husband are empty nesters, living in the country outside Sydney, Australia, with their cat and the demanding wildlife. Parrots demand seed, possums demand fruit, and ducks visit from the stream at the bottom of the garden.
Andersen always felt she was meant to be a writer, but raising three children and studying for a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Master of Arts in Creative Writing degree came first. Georgette Heyer has strongly influenced her historical romances.  Her love of romantic suspense came from Mary Stewart and Victoria Holt.
Her current favorite writers are Elizabeth George and Sue Grafton. In her spare time, Maggi enjoys reading and watching movies. She swims and goes to the gym to keep fit.

My review:

I found Murder in Devon an entertaining read.  The whole American character, in England, written by an Aussie author had me intrigued! Casey's dogged determination to uncover the truth behind the murder of her friend had me both cheering and fearing for her. As for her love interest, Rod Carlisle, I'm a sucker for a Scot! You could feel his frustration as he tried to protect Casey and do his job as well. The story moves along a fast pace, meaning you are never left wondering where it's going. False leads and plenty of characters with something to hide have you on the edge of your seat as you try to work out who did it before Casey and Carlisle do - will you be able to solve it?? (for the record, I didn't!

Murder in Devon is available as an ebook or in print format from Amazon  and in print format Book Depository.

I'd like to thank 
for asking me to take part in my first book tour! They are hosting a month of tour dates for Murder in Devon. You can follow the tour here, with more reviews and giveaways!

Tour Hosts and Dates

Book Nook Club May 1 Review
Buried Under Books May 2 Review
Buried Under Books May 3 Giveaway and Guest Post
Little Black Marks May 7 Review
TeacherWriter May 8 Review
The Bookworm May 13 Review
TeacherWriter  May 15 Interview
Over Cups of Coffee  May 11 Review
Socrates’ Book Reviews May 14 Review and Giveaway
Australian Bookshelf May 15 Review
Australian Bookshelf May 17 Giveaway and Guest Post
Beauty is a Sleeping Cat May 16 Review
Romancing the Book May 17 Review
Romancing the Book  May 18 Guest Post
Butterfly-O-Meter May 21 Review
Butterfly-O-Meter May 23 Giveaway and Excerpt
Bags, Books & Bon Jovi May 24 Review
Reviews by Molly May 25 Review
Reviews by Molly May 22 Giveaway and Guest Post