Giveaway ~ Plotting At The PTA by Laura Alden

Mass Market Paperback: 320 pages
Publisher: Signet (July 3, 2012)
Genre: Cozy Mystery
ISBN-10: 0451237498
Series: Beth Kennedy Series, Book 3
Buy: Amazon , Kindle, IndieBound, The Book Depository


Good thing Beth Kennedy likes to multi-task. As a PTA secretary, children’s bookstore owner, and single mom, Beth has to work hard to schedule time for sleuthing…

Beth is excited about the spring PTA project—the Senior Story Session, which pairs elderly residents of Sunny Rest Assisted Living with Tarver Elementary students to produce a book that the PTA can sell as a fundraiser.

But her enthusiasm is dampened when she discovers one of her regular customers at the bookstore, Amy Jacobson, has died from bee stings. What are bees doing out so unseasonably early in Wisconsin—and why wouldn’t Amy, who was deathly allergic, have taken greater care to avoid them?

Now it’s up to Beth to get the buzz on who used killer bees to send Amy Jacobson to her eternal rest…

Thanks to the publisher, I have one (1) copy of Plotting at the PTA to give away.

Giveaway open to residents of the US only (No PO Boxes)
Giveaway ends on August 2nd.

Winner will have 48 hrs, from the time of notification to confirm their win or another winner will be chosen.


Laura Alden grew up in Michigan and graduated from college in the 80's with a (mostly unused) degree in geology. She turned to writing in the late nineties. After a number of years in management, she felt the need to move on and took a job with fewer responsibilities. A month later, she was dead bored and began to consider writing as a way to wake up her brain. She started reading a lot of books on writing and happened across a particular sentence: "What's it going to be, reasons or results?"

The phrase practically stuck her in the eye. She printed it out, framed it, and put it next to her computer. "Reasons or results?" At the end of her life, was she going to have a pile of reasons for not having done anything? Or was she going to sit down and write a book? Once she started looking at it that way, the decision was easy. A short 13 years later, her first book was published.

Currently, Laura and her husband share their house with two very strange cats. When Laura isn't writing, she's working at her day job, reading, attempting to keep the flowerbeds free of weeds, or doing some variety of skiing. Laura's debut novel, Murder at the PTA was an Agatha Award finalist for Best First Novel. 

Visit Laura's website
Like Laura on Facebook
Become a fan of Laura's on Goodreads
Contact Laura

Beth Kennedy Mysteries

Curse of the PTA ~ April 2, 2013


Facebook Twitter Email Linkedin Reddit Tumblr Digg Stumbleupon Delicious Pinterest


  1. Carol Wong says:

    This is a great series, I read one and would love to read another in it.

  2. Sounds like another good cozy! Thanks!
    mamabunny13 recently posted..Review: Sirena by Donna Jo NapoliMy Profile

  3. Gloria Walshver says:

    I like to read a mystery that’s different than any others I read.

  4. librarypat says:

    Sounds good. I look forward to reading it.

  5. This PTA project can definitely help a lot. This is good idea and I will take a copy of this book.
    Katleen Quinlan recently posted..Advantages of Long EyelashesMy Profile

  6. Hope everyone who picks up a copy of one of my PTA books enjoys it!
    Take care,
    Laura Alden recently posted..Welcome to Laura’s WebsiteMy Profile

  7. misskallie2000 says:

    Love cozy mysteries and this one sounds like a great mystery. Anyone who is allergic to food or other things always carries a epie pen to use, so why did she not carry one? ??

  8. I want to get this book. I think this is very interesting book to read based on the information above.
    Pamela Oakley recently posted..Benefits of Maqui BerryMy Profile

  9. Karen B says:

    I just won a copy so please delete my entry!! Thank you. Karen

  10. Congrats for the winner. I will just buy this one since there is already a winner.
    Vanilla Sandler recently posted..Night Calm: Your Way to A Restful NightMy Profile

Speak Your Mind


CommentLuv badge

Social links powered by Ecreative Internet Marketing