Tuesday, May 14, 2024

Spotlight: The Light Beside the Sea (A Zodiac Mystery) by Connie di Marco (Blog Tour/Tour-Wide Giveaway)


The Light Beside the Sea by Connie di Marco

About The Light Beside the Sea


The Light Beside the Sea (A Zodiac Mystery) 

Traditional Mystery 5th in Series 

Setting - San Francisco, California 

Publisher – CMA Literary (May 6, 2024) 

Paperback ‏ : ‎ 341 pages 

ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 979-8989009596 

Digital Print length ‏ : ‎ 318 pages 

ASIN ‏ : ‎ B0D393JQ87

San Francisco astrologer Julia Bonatti has been haunted for years by the hit and run death of her fiancé, Michael Sefton. The driver of the vehicle was never apprehended. The lone witness to the accident spoke to no one and now is dead. Even the cold case detective assigned to the case died before any resolution was found. Every time Julia thought she might be getting close to an answer, each clue led only to a dead end.

Michael, a graduate student, had just returned from an archeological dig in Guatemala when he was killed. But why did he mail his journal to Julia for safekeeping before his return home? What was he afraid of? Why did another graduate student fall to his death on that trip? And now, another man connected with that journey has been murdered closer to home. And the murderer hasn’t finished.

When Julia finally finds the courage to delve into the journal Michael sent to her years before, she learns of the undercurrents, jealousies and anger between members of the group. She begins to understand the pressure and fear her fiancĂ© was coping with and his suspicions of their University mentor who was most likely engaged in unethical and illegal behavior. But events soon take a darker turn when Julia finds a likeness of the Maya god Hunhau, god of death and the underworld, on her doorstep. A strange man covered with markings and tattoos keeps appearing to her but no one else seems to see him. With guidance from another professor she’s introduced to a world she never knew existed.

Is the man she sees human? And is he under the sway of the Maya god of death?

Will he unleash evil or is he here to right a wrong done to his people?

Julia must move quickly or her death will be the next.

About Connie di Marco

Connie di Marco is the author of the Zodiac Mysteries featuring San Francisco astrologer Julia Bonatti, a woman who never thought murder would be part of her practice.  The fifth book in this series, The Light Beside the Sea, has just been released.

Writing as Connie Archer, she is also the author of the national bestselling Soup Lover’s Mysteries from Berkley Prime Crime.  You can find her excerpts and recipes in The Cozy Cookbook and The Mystery Writers of America Cookbook.  Connie is a member of Mystery Writers of America, Crime Writers Association, International Thriller Writers and Sisters in Crime.

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  1. Thanks for hosting The Light Beside the Sea today!

  2. Replies
    1. Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you get to enjoy the Zodiac Mysteries soon!

  3. Another one to read only during daylight hours!

    1. Hope you get to enjoy The Light Beside the Sea soon!

    2. I feel like that too, Messymimi.

  4. I'm looking forward to reading this one.


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