Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Marge Christensen Mystery Giveaway




Forty seven year old Marge Christensen finds her husband, Gene, dead in their garage, slumped over the steering wheel of his still running BMW. The police rule the death a suicide. Marge does not believe Gene killed himself. Although likely suspects for murder and fraud do not abound in the suburban community of Bellevue, Washington, with perseverance and basic sleuthing, Marge discovers the truth in spite of the doubts and cautions from the police, her two adult children, and hovering and obsessively attentive neighbors.

On a quiet spring afternoon, Marge Christensen discovers a body buried in a park in suburban Seattle. She has no intention of getting involved, until her friend's husband is arrested for the crime. With perseverance and a disregard for her own safety, Marge discovers what really happened
 
My Thoughts - Looking at the covers and reading the titles I genuinely didn't think I was going to like these at all. I didn't think I could identify with the main character who is forty seven woman because I'm a bit younger. BUT These books are VERY well written and I couldn't help but be sucked in and I enjoyed both! Wonderful curl up on the couch and get away kind of books!




Patricia Batta is kind enough to allow me to give two winners a copy of each book!
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She is also giving readers of Mommy Reads too Much a discount when you buy it!Just send an email through her website and mention that you heard about What Did You Do Before Dying and Why Did You Die In The Park. The books retail for $14.95 but mention mommyreadstoomuch.blogspot.com and receive the blog tour price of $12 each.
 
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Giveaway will end June 20th at 11:59pm. The winners will be chosen by random.org and emailed. The winner will have 48 hours to contact me or respond to notification or a new winner will be chosen. Giveaway open to U.S.

Disclaimer - I received this book for my honest opinion, no other compensation was received.

86 comments:

Darcie K. said...

I would love to read these because I haven't read them yet and they sound interesting
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Martha Lawson said...

I would love to read these because the titles sound hilarious!! She is a new to me author, and I love finding them.

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Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug} said...

I want these books because I love the suspense of a good mystery :) *Thanks* for the giveaway!
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jody said...

Hmm, it seems strange to me to have such an open comment line, as though no one cares enough about these two interesting and well written books to monitor this site.
I inhale books but would only continue to access sites that focus only on the books under discussion.
However, I wish you all the best, Pat. Looking forward to book 3, Jody

Denise said...

Very well written books. They are both page turners that you can't put down. I'm not much of a mystery person but I couldn't get enough of these. As for the comment above. I know for a fact that the owner of this blog site works very hard and monitors this site well. I also inhale books and would love to find more books as well written as these. Jody could you provide your blog info so we can take a peek at what you have to offer. I'm sure once the book is in the hands of the readers we will all come together to discuss the content. Can't put the cart before the horse. Looking forward to viewing your blog.

ruthiekb72 said...

This sounds perfect for my book club's monthly selection!
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Denise said...

This book is perfect for reading groups!

Denise said...

What advice do you give to new authors?

Time4Mommy said...

Jody, Thank you for stopping by. Please rest assured that I do monitor my site. I'm really puzzled as to what you are even talking about really but best of luck to you :)

Pat Batta said...

Thank you all for your comments.
I wish you all good luck in the contest.

I would love to see the books read by your bookclub, Ruthiekb72.

Denise, the best advice I can give to new authors is 1) keep on writing, 2) join a writer's group, 3) get good editing and listen to what the editor says. There are so many ways to go about publishing and promoting these days, but the first step is to have as good a product as you can produce.

Stephanie Suesan Smith, Ph.D. said...

I love mysteries and citizen sleuths are way more interesting than professionals.

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Pat Batta said...

I agree about "citizen sleuths", Stephanie, which is the reason I started the Marge Christensen Mystery Series. I couldn't find enough of them to read, so I decided I had to write my own! Then when I discovered Sisters in Crime I realized I had a lot more to read than I thought, but by then I was hooked on writing them, too.

Tabathia said...

It sounds like a great mystery
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Ashley said...

I would like to win because I love mysteries and these sound really good.

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Melanie said...

I would like to read these books because I haven't read a good mystery in a while.

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angie said...

I would love to win these because I love mysteries!
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holdenj said...

I would like to read these because I really like finding new mystery series. Thanks for the chance.
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skkorman said...

I love mysteries—please enter me to win!

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Adventure Girl said...

The short teaser is intriguing. I love mysteries and would love to review them for comments and then I'd be happy to pass them on to someone else to enjoy! Thanks!

Anita Yancey said...

I would like to have it because I love mysteries. Please enter me. Thanks!

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degood said...

I want to read these books because I live in Bothell, WA and work in Bellevue and like to read books that take place in my hometown.

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