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Arkawy’s Gripping Mystery is Second in Series Featuring Amateur Sleuth Eliza Gordon
DEAD SILENT: New Cozy Mystery Just Released By Cozy Cat Press
By: Cozy Cat Press
It’s summertime, and in Goodship, New York, the living is anything but easy. Controversial radio shock jock Paul Hackett is found strangled to death with his headphone cord around his neck in the studio of local radio station WSHP. There’s little evidence beyond the initials V.O.S. scrawled across the studio window in red lipstick and a list of suspects that could easily fill the Goodship phone book. And that’s not all. Eliza Gordon, former soap star turned local soup aficionado and amateur sleuth and her pal and unwitting snooping partner radio DJ Midge Sumner must contend with in Dead Silent, the second in author Amy Beth Arkawy’s Eliza Gordon Mystery series. The locals are also on edge thanks to the rumors rolling across The Goodship Grapevine, a new toxic gossip site, and bemused by flyers heeding folks to follow an enigmatic cult known as “The Quiet.” Eliza’s instincts have her searching for clues and connecting the mysteries together, but they also put a strain on her burgeoning romance with Tom Santini, Goodship’s dishy police chief (who also happens to be her late husband’s best friend). The sudden reappearance of her elusive playboy brother-in-law, Jonas Gordon, sparks unexpected feelings in Eliza and may hold the key to connecting the mysteries and solving Hackett’s murder. Join Eliza Gordon and sidekick Midge Sumner as they embark on this intriguing and dangerous sleuthing escapade. Will they solve the mystery or wind up Dead Silent?
Fans of "Murder She Wrote," Leslie Meier's Lucy Stone mysteries, and Laura Lippman's Tess Monaghan series will enjoy Arkawy’s suspenseful storytelling, colorful characters and humor.
Advance Praise for Dead Silent:
"Eliza Gordon is my kind of gal--a savvy, sweet and 'souper' sleuth!" - Barbara Jean Coast , author of the Poppy Cove Mystery series.
“Arkawy brings a fresh approach to our much-loved genre, the cozy mystery. Right away, I realized I had not seen these characters before. They were complex and likeable. Add in the appealing setting of Goodship, New York, and an ending I promise won't disappoint, and you'll be eager for book three. I know I am."--Lane Stone, author of the Tiara Investigations Mystery series.
About the Author:
Amy Beth Arkawy is author of Killing Time, the first Eliza Gordon mystery and several plays including: Psychic Chicken Soup; Full Moon, Saturday Night; Listening to Insomnia: Rage Amongst Yourselves; Crazy Vivian Doesn't Shop at Bloomie's Anymore; The Lost Mertz and The Postman Always Writes Twice. Her work has been produced in New York City and across the country and featured in several anthologies.
She is also a creativity coach/writing teacher and radio talk show host. Dead Silent is the second in the Eliza Gordon mystery series. She is currently working on the third in the series and a psychological thriller.
For interviews, contact Amy Beth directly at: 914-939-5579 or at: firstname.lastname@example.org