EXCERPT and GIVEAWAY
A Perfect Manhattan Murder
(Nic & Nigel Mystery Book 3)
(Nic & Nigel Mystery Book 3)
by Tracy Kiely
A Perfect Manhattan Murder is the third Nic & Nigel Mystery by Tracy Kiely. Also available: Murder with a Twist and Killer Cocktail.
A Perfect Manhattan Murder is currently on tour with Great Escapes Virtual Book Tours. The tour stops here today for an excerpt and a giveaway. Please be sure to visit the other tour stops as well.
The play’s the thing, but it’s the star-studded after-party that sends sparks flying
Thrilled that their friend’s Broadway debut was a rousing success, Nic and Nigel Martini, along with Nic’s college pal Harper, are trying to enjoy the exclusive after-party. Unfortunately, all the champagne and repartee in the world aren’t enough to overlook the churlish behavior of Harper’s husband, Dan. Nic is shocked the next morning when she learns that Dan’s been murdered. Nigel thinks the world may be a better place without him.
Still, Harper’s their friend and they’re intent on helping her any way they can. The Martinis will stop at nothing - with the possible exception of cocktails and walks with their bull mastiff Skippy - to see that the killer ends up behind bars.
Click below to read an excerpt.
Praise for the Book
"This story is a really quick read. The pace is fast, the dialogue is snappy, and humor runs profusely throughout." ~ Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book
"It's impossible to resist Kiely's charming trio of husband, wife, and dog. The manner is effervescent and amusing, and the mystery surprisingly good." ~ Kirkus Reviews
"The writing is fun to read, the language is not crude, the details not morbidly graphic, and Tracy does a fine job of describing the best and worst characteristics of human personality." ~ Nancy R. Middendorf
"Oh my gosh what a read. I literally just finished it. I was laughing one minute and needed a Kleenex the next. [...] The characters were not bad at all and the plot was pretty good. A light read you will enjoy." ~ Barbara Hightower
"A humorous cozy mystery with a play on the popular Thin Man series. A light and relaxing read. I was either laughing or smiling as I read the book." ~ Bettylouise
About the Author
Tracy Kiely is a self-proclaimed Anglophile (a fact which distresses certain members of her Irish Catholic family). She grew up reading Jane Austen, Agatha Christie, and watching Hitchcock movies. She fell in love with Austen’s wit, Christie’s clever plots, and Hitchcock’s recurrent theme of "the average man caught in extraordinary circumstances".
After spending years of trying to find a proper job that would enable her to use her skills garnered as an English major, she decided to write a book. It would, of course, have to be a mystery; it would have to be funny; and it would have to feature an average person caught up in extraordinary circumstances. She began to wonder how the characters in Pride and Prejudice might fit into a mystery. What, if after years of living with unbearably rude and condescending behavior, old Mrs. Jenkins up and strangled Lady Catherine? What if Charlotte snapped one day and poisoned Mr. Collins’ toast and jam? Skip ahead several years, and several different plot ideas, and you have her first mystery Murder at Longbourn.
While she does not claim to be Jane Austen, Agatha Christie, or Hitchcock (one big reason being that they’re all dead), she has tried to combine the elements of all three in her books.
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