Guest Post/Virtual Tour ~ Love In The Time of Murder by D.E. Haggerty

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Dee's Top Tips for Finding A Murderer

I recently found myself accused of killing my jerk of a husband. Just because I left the waste of space and moved on, the lead detective was convinced that I was some kind of black widow. I could barely look the man in the eyes when he was alive, how the heck did I supposedly shoot him in the head? I’ve never even touched a gun before! But wait, I’m getting a bit off topic here. Sorry. So, anyway, I’m not really an expert at solving mysteries or anything, but since I did manage to escape the death penalty, I can give the amateur a few tips for wrangling a murderer.

#1 – Take help from wherever you can get it. My grandma and her gang think they’re some kind of private detectives. They even call themselves the Gray-Haired Knitting Detectives! But when they jumped on the band wagon to help find my husband’s murderer, I ran screaming the other way. What could they possibly know about investigating a murder? I still can’t figure out if they actually know what they’re doing or are the luckiest gals in the world. No matter, my tip stands.

#2 – You’ll get more information out a man if you let him see a bit of boob action. I’ll leave it up to you how much boobage you’re willing to show. At a strip club, you’ll need to probably show more than on other occasions. It sounds crass, but a girl’s gotta do what a girl’s gotta do to avoid finding herself on death row.  

#3 – Don’t be afraid to pull rank. I don’t want to give anything away, but let’s just say the lead detective in my husband’s murder case focused his attention on me for all the wrong reasons, which meant he didn’t spend near enough time investigating who actually killed my husband. I should have gone to his superior and got him removed from the case as he obviously wasn’t impartial. Learn from my stupid mistake.  

#4 – Keep an open mind about above potential motives – no matter how strange or obscure they may seem. Sometimes the truth is stranger than fiction. Keep an open mind on the reasons why someone could have been killed. Weird things that don’t add up? Don’t dismiss anything that seems odd or out of place, it may just be the clue that leads you to the murderer or at least one step closer. It also may lead you to a strip club, but just go with the flow.

#5 – Become friends with someone who carries a badge. You never know when having an authentic badge will come in handy. It also helps if the badge holder is willing to bend the rules a bit. But even if he’s not willing to bend the rules, it doesn’t hurt to get the inside scoop on the investigation. If nothing else, it will prevent you from being handcuffed at your office in front of your co-workers and boss.

#6 – Don’t aggravate the police on purpose. Now my granny and her friends have some kind of weird fixation with riding in police cars and being held in interrogation rooms. Me? Not so much. If your kink isn’t tinged with blue blood, you’ll want to avoid aggravating the uniformed blue bloods on purpose.

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timeofmurderPrint Length: 165 pages
Series:  The Gray Haired Knitting Detective, Book 3
Publication Date: October 5, 2015
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
Genre: Cozy Mystery
ASIN: B014IP8VRQ
Buy: Kindle

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In Love in the Time of Murder, the Gray-Haired Knitting Detectives face their toughest case yet. Delilah, or Dee as she wishes everyone would just call her already, is the granddaughter of one of the knitting detectives and her life is in a bit of a shambles. She finally manages to pry herself away from her husband’s clutches, move out on her own, and start her own business. But then her estranged husband is murdered and she’s the number one suspect. The Gray-Haired Knitting Detectives aren’t about to let one of their own get sent to the slammer and jump at the chance to search for the true killer. As if Dee doesn’t have enough problems, the knitting detectives decide that Delilah being a widow is the perfect opportunity to find her a new man and decide to put their matchmaking skills to use. Will Dee end up in prison for a murder she didn’t commit or will she be taking another walk down the aisle? All books in the Gray-Haired Knitting Detectives series are standalones.

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D.E.-HAGGERTYI was born and raised in Wisconsin, but think I’m a European. After spending my senior year of high school in Germany, I developed a bad case of wanderlust that is yet to be cured. My flying Dutch husband and I have lived in Ohio, Virginia, the Netherlands, Germany and now Istanbul. We still haven’t decided if we want to settle down somewhere – let alone where. I’m leaning towards somewhere I can learn to surf even though the hubby thinks that’s a less than sound way to decide where to live. Although I’ve been a military policewoman, a commercial lawyer, and a B&B owner, I think with writing I may have finally figured out what I want to be when I grow up. That’s assuming I ever grow up, of course. Between playing tennis, running much slower than I would like, trying to adopt every stray dog within a 5-mile radius, traveling to exotic new locales, singing off tune, drinking entirely too many adult beverages, addictively watching new movies and reading books like they are going out of style, I write articles for a local expat magazine and various websites, review other indie authors’ books, write a blog about whatever comes to mind and am working on my seventh book.

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November 8 – Book Babble – Review

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November 11 – A Blue Million Books – Interview

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November 13 – Lori’s Reading Corner – Guest Post

November 14 – Shelley’s Book Case – Review, Guest Post

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Comments

  1. Thanks for hosting today's blog tour stop! This was a fun post to write. I hope others enjoy it as well.

  2. I enjoyed reading this post.  Thank you for introducing me to this author and the Gray-Haired Knitting Detectives!!

  3. Sounds interesting.   Always ready to try a new author/series (new to me)

    thanks.

  4. Sounds like a great read.

  5. I really enjoy these cozies. These crafty people have crafty minds. lol. Thanks for this opportunity.

  6. Karen Mikusak says:

    Sounds like a great read. Thanks for the giveaway.

  7. Kaye Killgore says:

    Sounds like a fun read

  8. Laura McLendon says:

    Love reading, love books, happy for chance to win another for my collection!!  Thanks and enjoyed the Virtual Tour and Guest Post 🙂

  9. Karen Mikusak says:

    Sounds like a fun read! Thanks for the giveaway.

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