Guest Post/Virtual Tour ~ Killer Getaway by Amy Korman

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A Scene from Killer Getaway

Philadelphia, but events turn dangerous when she’s on vacation in Florida in Killer Getaway. When crime crops up, including an attack on businessman Barclay Shields, Kristin and her friends decide to interview a college kid who delivered takeout to Barclay moments before he got whacked in the head. As usual, their detecting efforts don’t always go as smoothly as planned, and Kristin’s friends Bootsie and Joe don’t take the most subtle approach to getting information (or ordering food).

“I’ve always wanted to bribe somebody,” said Joe, who perked up, chugged some Poland Spring, and started entering the address of Broadway Pizza into Bootsie’s navigation system. “There isn’t much bribery in decorating,” he told us. “I mean, you might get your fabric order in a little sooner if you take the rep out for drinks, but that’s about it.”

He pondered the pizza guy scenario for a minute as the nav ordered Bootsie to turn left and head over the Intercoastal bridge.

“Maybe we can get him to talk by threatening to get him in trouble with his boss, too,” Joe said hopefully. “Or, know, tell him we’re going to follow him home and tell his mom he’s in big trouble? That could be fun.”

“Let’s find this pizza kid and scare the crap out of him!” shrieked Bootsie.

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“I swear on my grandma’s life—all I did was drop off a hoagie to the dude,” said Andy the pizza guy.

We’d found Andy outside his workplace heading for the Broadway Pizza van, toting three large pies in a special insulated pizza carrier.

Bootsie had ordered Andy over to one of Broadway Pizza’s few outdoor tables, where the unlucky target of her investigation had looked nervously inside to make sure his boss didn’t see him dawdling instead of delivering.

“Er, I really need to get these pizzas to the Jaguar dealership,” he told us. “They have a standing order.” Andy was a tanned surfer type, wearing flip-flops, long shorts, and a ball cap on backward. Mafia hit man was a hard role to imagine Andy playing.

“This will just take five minutes,” Bootsie said. “And hold on a sec, I need to place a quick order.” She dashed inside Broadway Pizza and was back in under a minute.

“I already told the police everything,” Andy told us, squirming. “All I did was get handed a sandwich yesterday afternoon by my manager, and the order ticket with the address over on Seagrape Lane on the island.”

“Had you ever been to that house before?” asked Joe.

“Naw, man, people in Magnolia Beach almost never order from us,” Andy told him.

Joe looked at Bootsie and made a hand gesture that indicated it was time to peel off some bills, so Bootsie shrugged and handed Andy a twenty. He looked intrigued, but unsure if he should take it.

“Did anyone ask you to go attack the guy—Barclay Shields is his name?” Bootsie asked. “You know—maybe someone paid you to hit him in the head?”

“Absolutely not!” Andy said, holding up both hands in protest. “Seriously, I’m getting a degree in marine biology at Florida Atlantic. I’m not some hit man, lady. I literally rang the doorbell, handed the guy the meatball hoagie, extra cheese, and took his money. Guy was a good tipper. He handed me twelve bucks, and the sandwich was seven.”

“Did you see anyone else at the house on Seagrape?”

“No one,” Andy said. “Except there was a really tall, muscular woman with a blond braid jogging past me when I got there, but she was already out on the street and heading toward Ocean Boulevard.” Gerda.

“No scary guys, no one parked in the driveway, no hookers waiting outside in their cars?”

Andy again held up both hands. “No one, and definitely no scary dudes … or hookers,” he said. “I mean, I don’t know if I could tell a girl was a hooker, but there weren’t any women there at all.”

Bootsie held up a couple more twenties and dangled them in front of Andy. “Andy, this is my last question, because I’m getting hungry, and I don’t want your boss to get mad at you for letting those pies get cold. Is there anything else at all you want to tell us about yesterday?”

Andy’s blue eyes darted around nervously for a second, then he jumped up and jogged to the van. “Naw, sorry, that’s it!” he shouted, jumping in and peeling out toward his delivery van.

“Uh, ma’am, you with the flowered outfit? Your calzones are ready,” said a girl who leaned out of the pizza place’s front door to Bootsie. “One pepperoni, one spinach, one cheesesteak filled, and the plain mozzarella-ricotta. That’ll be twenty-two bucks.”

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Killer-Getaway-coverSeries: Killer Wasps Mysteries, Book 2

Publisher: Witness Impulse (April 21, 2015)

Genre: Cozy Mystery

ISBN-10: 0062357883

ISBN-13: 978-0062357885
ASIN: B00L1AAFCG
​Buy: Amazon, Kindle, The Book Depository

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With a storm brewing in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, the Killer WASPs head south to Palm Beach, Florida. And what could be better than fabulous friends, Lilly Pulitzer beachwear, frozen cocktails, and high-society drama?

Kristin Clark and her basset hound, Waffles, are ready to escape the doldrums of winter to bask in the warm Florida sun and dine at her friends' new restaurant, Vicino. But when a rival restaurant undergoes an HGTV makeover and attempts to steal Vicino's spotlight and its patrons, the town is abuzz with gossip, and Kristin and her friends—Bootsie, a nosy reporter; Holly, a chicken nugget heiress; and Sophie, the soon-to-be ex-wife of a mobster—have parties to attend.

Everything is going swimmingly in the glitz and glamour of Palm Beach until a bad batch of clams threatens to shut down Vicino and their vacation for good. When it becomes clear that the clams may be more than an innocent mishap, the ladies must unravel the mystery before there are deadly consequences.

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amyAmy Korman is a former senior editor and staff writer for Philadelphia Magazine, and author of Frommer’s Philadelphia and the Amish Country. She has written for Town & Country, House Beautiful, Men’s HealthCosmopolitan. She lives in Pennsylvania with her family and their basset hound. Killer Getaway is her second novel.

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Comments

  1. This book sounds great.  I love the cover and the title!  Thank you for the review and contest!

  2. sounds like a fun read.   Always ready to find a new series.

  3. Loretta Sullivn says:

    Sounds like a good book!

  4. Rita Wray says:

    Sounds like a great cozy.

  5. Thank you so much for doing the post, Lori! Hope everyone enjoys Killer Getaway! 

    Amy Korman

    Killer Wasps and Killer Getaway, amykorman.com

  6. Thank you so much for doing the post, Lori! Hope everyone enjoys Killer Getaway! 

    Amy Korman

    Killer Wasps and Killer Getaway

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