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Aloe and Goodbye: A Southwestern Small Town Cozy Mystery (Ruby Shaw Mysteries) by Janice Peacock

Aloe and Goodbye: A Southwestern Small Town Cozy Mystery (Ruby Shaw Mysteries) by Janice Peacock

About Aloe & Goodbye

Aloe and Goodbye: A Southwestern Small Town Cozy Mystery (Ruby Shaw Mysteries) Cozy Mystery 1st in Series Publisher: Vetrai Press (December 7, 2020) Paperback: 228 pages ISBN-10 : 099848198X ISBN-13: 978-0998481982 Digital ASIN: B08MTP6WYY

New Yorker Ruby Shaw arrives in a hillside town in Arizona with a brand-new name, a duffel bag on her shoulder, and her daughter, Allie, at her side. Before arriving, Ruby witnesses a murder that lands her in the witness protection program. That decision means she’s gone from being a successful artist to being a nobody in a postage-stamp-sized town called Paradise—a name that doesn’t fit the former ghost town. Even though their new digs are a little shabby, and there may be ghosts haunting the town, they are optimistic about their new lives, that is, until a neighbor turns up dead.

 

Having just arrived in town, living next door to the victim, and without an alibi, the community members are suspicious of Ruby. A local deputy befriends her, but the deputy still points to her as the culprit each time they find a new clue. If matters weren’t bad enough, Allie is having trouble fitting in at her new school, and Ruby can’t seem to hold down a job.

 

As they settle in, they meet the quirky inhabitants of Paradise: Bette—the chatterbox café owner, Flora—Allie’s eccentric babysitter, and Derek—who runs local history tours, which he jazzes up with ghost stories of questionable veracity.

 

Ruby’s life improves when she meets a handsome cook at the local café who is passionate about succulents and cacti, and may feel equally passionate about her. Even though Ruby and Allie want to stay in Paradise, a US marshal has other ideas, as he threatens to move them to a new town after Ruby gets mixed up in the murder investigation. Ruby must find the killer before she and Allie lose their new home or even worse—their lives.

About Janice Peacock

Janice Peacock is a cozy mystery author who specializes in craft and hobby mysteries. She loves to write about artists who find new ways to live their lives and perhaps catch a criminal or two in the process. While working in a glass studio with several colorful and quirky artists, she was inspired to write the Glass Bead Mystery Series. The Ruby Shaw Mysteries, which are set in a small hillside mining town, were inspired by her trips to Jerome, Arizona, and Jacksonville, Oregon. When Janice isn’t writing about amateur detectives, she wields a 2,500-degree torch to melt glass and create one-of-kind beads and jewelry. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband and an undisclosed number of cats. Visit Janice online at janicepeacock.com. Purchase Link – Amazon   a Rafflecopter giveaway https://widget-prime.rafflecopter.com/launch.js TOUR PARTICIPANTS January 27 – I’m All About Books – SPOTLIGHT January 27 – The Avid Reader – REVIEW January 27 – Sapphyria’s Book Reviews – SPOTLIGHT January 28 – I Read What You Write – GUEST POST January 28 – FUONLYKNEW – SPOTLIGHT January 29 – Elizabeth McKenna – Author Blog – SPOTLIGHT January 29 – Christy’s Cozy Corners – AUTHOR INTERVIEW January 29 – MJB Reviewers -SPOTLIGHT January 30 – Books a Plenty Book Reviews – REVIEW, CHARACTER GUEST POST January 30 – Maureen’s Musings – SPOTLIGHT January 30 – Reading Is My SuperPower – REVIEW January 31 – Paranormal and Romantic Suspense Reviews – SPOTLIGHT January 31 – Cozy Up With Kathy – AUTHOR INTERVIEW February 1 – #BRVL Book Review Virginia Lee Blog – SPOTLIGHT February 2 – Here’s How it Happened – REVIEW February 2 – Brooke Blogs – REVIEW February 2 – Ascroft, eh? – CHARACTER INTERVIEW February 3 – Literary Gold – REVIEW February 3 – Celticlady’s Reviews – SPOTLIGHT   Have you signed up to be a Tour Host? Click Here Find Details and Sign Up Today! Additional Banners

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