Sunday, March 8, 2015

A New Mystery Series

Due for Discard
Sharon St. George

Due for Discard is a mystery.  This is the author, Sharon St. George’s debut novel.  There’s a subtitle to Due for Discard,-- An Aimee Machado Mystery.  Aimee Machado is the protagonist in this new mystery series.  She is young, pretty, smart, and determined to get her brother off the short list of suspects for murder. 

A promiscuous adulteress has been murdered, and Aimee’s brother was one of the last people to meet with her.  And the meeting was contentious.  But since she was a promiscuous adulteress, there are other suspects.   In fact, one of the suspects tries to get rid of Aimee, too.  Her snooping causes alarm for many, who hope to lie low.

This mystery has suspense, but it also has surprisingly, humor.  Aimee lives on a llama farm.  The llamas actually protect Aimee.  There’s also a foul mouth cockatiel and a large cat who would like nothing better than have the bird for dinner.  The situation reminds me of Sylvester and Tweety.  And I can’t forget the swinging couple who ran a pet cloning business. Aimee pretends to want a llama cloned, just to investigate the suspected couple.  She almost gets involved in the couple swapping game.  That was a hoot.

Aimee and her friends and relatives are all likeable.  I imagine you’ll find Aimee’s sequel mysteries quite entertaining, as well.  This particular novel, Due for Discard, is a good read.  It has action for thrill seekers, humor for relief, romance for interest, and the plot itself, for mystery buffs.  What else do you want?

I received a free copy of Due For Discard by Sharon St. George from Tribute Books.  No other compensation was received and my review is my honest evaluation.

About the Author:

Sharon St. George had the good fortune to spend an idyllic childhood in a small northern California town, riding horseback and camping with her family in the nearby mountains. One of her favorite pastimes was reading fiction, and a trip to the library was always an occasion of great joy. She’s traded horses for llamas, but she still treks to the high mountain lakes near her home—always with a mystery novel in her backpack. Sharon’s writing credits include three plays, several years writing advertising copy, a book on NASA’s space food project, and feature stories too numerous to count. She holds dual degrees in English and Theatre Arts, and occasionally acts in, or directs, one of her local community theater productions. Sharon is a member of Sisters in Crime and Mystery Writers of America, and she serves as program director for Writers Forum, a nonprofit organization for writers in northern California.

Product Details
·         Series: An Aimee Machado Mystery (Book 1)
·         Prices/Formats:  $ 15.95
·         Paperback: 340 pages
·         Publisher: Camel Press (March 1, 2015)
·         Language: English
·         ISBN:  9781603812238

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Due for Discard Summary
Aimee Machado is thrilled to be starting her first job as a forensic librarian at the medical center in the town of Timbergate, north of Sacramento, California. Her ebullient mood is somewhat dampened by her recent breakup with her former live-in boyfriend, Nick Alexander. And then there's a little matter of murder: on Aimee's first day on the job, a body is found in a nearby Dumpster and soon identified as her supervisor's wife, Bonnie Beardsley.

Aimee's heartbreaker of a brother and best friend, Harry, just happens to be one of the last people to see Bonnie alive, but he is hardly the only suspect. Bonnie was notorious for her wild partying and man-stealing ways, and she has left a trail of broken hearts and bitterness. Aimee is determined to get her brother off the suspect list.

Aimee's snooping quickly makes her a target. Isolated on her grandparents' llama farm where she fled post-breakup, she realizes exactly how vulnerable she is. Three men have pledged to protect her: her brother Harry, her ex, Nick, and the dashing hospital administrator with a reputation for womanizing, Jared Quinn. But they can't be on the alert every minute, not when Aimee is so bent on cracking the case with or without their help.

Book 1 in a new mystery series featuring amateur sleuth Aimee Machado.

1 comment:

Tribute Books said...

Glad you enjoyed it, Faith! Thanks for the review :)

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