Sunday, March 4, 2012

Blog Tour: A Grand Murder by Stacy Verdick Case (Review and Giveaway)



Before the Fall Books

Release Date:
August 2011

In the first book of the Catherine O’Brien mystery series, the detective finds herself involved in investigating a high profile murder. A prominent business man is found dead at his Grand Avenue Hill home and the chief of police want Catherine and her partner Louise to quickly solve this case.

As Catherine and Louise get deeper into the investigation, they find the victim had quite a few enemies and the suspect list keeps getting longer. They don’t have much to go on, but it’s not long before they discover infidelity, blackmail and the loss of money are all motives in this case.

The murder isn’t the only thing on Catherine’s mind lately. Her husband is having a difficult time with the long hours she puts in on the job and desperately wants her to take a vacation, but vacations and Catherine don’t get along well. She fears she might have to decide between the man she loves and the job she loves.

This story has everything – a mystery filled with clues and red herrings, a likeable cast of characters, and some humor to make this an enjoyable and quick read. It becomes a real guessing game for the readers and they join Catherine and her partner in figuring out who the killer is. I’m definitely looking forward to more books in this series.

About the Author:

Stacy Verdick Case was born in Willmar, Minnesota. After a brief stint as a military brat, where she lived in Fort Sill Oklahoma and Fort Campbell, Kentucky, her family moved back to Minnesota.

Stacy currently lives in a suburb of St. Paul with her husband and her daughter. Her Catherine O'Brien mystery, A Grand Murder, is available from Before the Fall Books. Her second Catherine O'Brien mystery Murder is a Family Affair, will be released shortly. Stacy is hard at work on her third book in the series.


FTC Disclosure: The author provided me with a copy of this book to review for the blog tour. This did not influence my thoughts and opinions in any way. All opinions expressed are my own.

Now, how would you like to win your own copy of this great mystery? We have an ebook copy for one lucky winner. Just fill in the form below...

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2. The contest runs from midnight, March 4th until midnight, March 12th.
3. Once a winner randomly chosen, I will contact them by mail. If I don't get a response within 3 days, a new winner will be chosen.
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Next Stop::
March 9: Review~Kati@ Klears Reviews

For reading challenges:

2012 ARC Reading Challenge
2012 EBook Reading Challenge
2012 A-Z Reading Challenge
Merely Mystery Reading Challenge
2012 Where Are You Reading Challenge? (Minnesota)


  1. The book sounds great, I´d love to have my own pdf copy:) My fave detective is Hercule Poirot, he is great :)

  2. My favorite detective is Stephanie Plum. She is not actually a detective but she is pretty good at it.

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  3. Stephanie Plum, it is! She has me laughing until it hurts!


  4. Alex Cross!

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  5. My favorite detective is Miss Marple---she's just an original that can't be copied---but there are so many other good ones----Joe Grey, the cat, is my current favorite.

  6. I'm not sure where I'm supposed to post my format preference---so I'll put it here just in case----Kindle format.

  7. This sounds like a great start to a new series.
    My fab detective would have to be Poirot from Agatha Christie mysteries.

  8. Adrian Monk - loved the series and the last few years there have been some true to monk follow on novels

  9. Sounds like an interesting read.


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