Friday, January 22, 2016

Virtual Tour & #Giveaway for Dead in Dubai by Marilynn Larew


Welcome to my stop on the Virtual Tour, presented by Goddess Fish Promotions, for Dead in Dubai by Marilynn Larew.  Please leave a comment or question for Marilynn to let her know you stopped by.  You may enter her tour wide giveaway, where Marilynn will award a $25 Amazon/BN GC to one (1) randomly chosen commenter, by filling out the Rafflecopter form below.  You may follow all of the stops on the tour by clicking on the banner above.  The more stops you visit, the better your chances of winning.  My review is running late but will post by Monday.


Dead in Dubai
By Marilynn Larew
Lee Carruthers, Book 2

Publisher:  Artemis Hunter Press
Release Date: April 30, 2016
Genre: International Mystery/Thriller
Format: eBook/Print
Length:  284 Pages
ISBN: 978-0991091232

ASIN: B00V5DNYHM

Buy Links:  Amazon | B&N | Kobo | IndieBound | Smashwords



About the book:


Why is CIA officer George Branson dead in Dubai? It looks like straight detective work, finding out what George has been up to and why he’s dead, but when former CIA analyst Lee Carruthers arrives in Dubai, she walks into a deadly war between two rival Merchants of Death vying for market share. She learns that George has worked for each man under a different name. With his own, that gives George three identities. Which man is dead? Has George really been working for the Agency, or has he sold out and, if so, to whom? Who are the men following her? And why does she keep finding diamonds?

EXCERPT

Owen waved from a booth in the rear. He had already started, probably early in the day. He stood up to shake my hand, and I kissed him on his wrinkled cheek. He was a bit stooped from all the years bent over a keyboard, and his hair, what there was left of it on his bony skull, was a yellowing white, as was his drooping mustache. He claimed he arrived on the plane that took the last Brit troops out in 1971, and I had no reason to doubt it. His age was impossible to estimate. He hadn’t changed since the first time I saw him, probably because he was pickled in alcohol.

I ordered a beer. I don’t like beer. That might help me stay sober. We chatted about this and that: the Emirates part in the air war against the Islamic State, the continuing recovery of the construction industry, the tallest building in the world. Con finished his drink and ordered another.

“So what do you want?” he asked.

“Information,” I replied and shelled some peanuts.

He took a healthy swig of the new drink. “Don’t we all? Any particular information?”

I poured some beer and took a sip. I still didn’t like beer. “The recent turmoil in the arms trade,” I replied.

“I don’t know what you’re talking about,” he said. He looked into his drink and screwed it around on the beer mat.

“Come on, Con. It doesn’t happen in Dubai without your permission.” He didn’t look up. “This isn’t the States. I don’t work for The Washington Post.”

 AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Marilynn Larew has had a lot of variety in her life. She lived in six states and two foreign countries before settling down in southern Pennsylvania. She went to twelve schools before she graduated from high school and two more before she finished her PhD in history. Moving around so much, she found the public library a refuge and her library card a magic carpet to foreign lands. She taught for some years in the University System of Maryland, courses such as US history, architectural history, the history of terrorism, and Vietnamese military history. She also worked in historic preservation and wrote two books of local history about Bel Air, the county seat of Harford County in Maryland.

She writes what she likes to read – thrillers that are located in foreign countries. She likes to collect cookbooks on foreign cuisines and often cooks from them.


She’s married, with two children, two grandchildren, and a new great granddaughter. She lives with her husband on the Mason-Dixon line in southern Pennsylvania in a two hundred-year-old brick farmhouse.

She’s a member of the Sisters in Crime, the Guppies, and the Chinese Military History Society.

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31 comments:

  1. Really enjoyed reading the entire post today. This is a new author for me but I would love to learn more! Thank you for the reveal!

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      Thanks for stopping by, Nikolina.

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  2. thank you for the chance to win

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    1. from the author:

      My pleasure, Lisa Brown. Thanks for stopping by.

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  3. What genre do you rarely read, but wish you read more of?

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    1. from the author:

      Mai T. Thanks for dropping by. I wish I had more time to read Chinese history.

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  4. How long have you been writing?

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    1. from the author:

      Thanks for stopping by, Amy C. I’ve been writing for about 20 years, off and on. Seriously for the last 5.

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  5. Sounds like a really interesting book. I love novels set in this location.

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    1. from the author:

      Maggie Boyd, thanks for stopping by. I like to read (and write) books set in foreign places, set in places I’ve been, sometimes ones I have to research.

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  6. I enjoyed learning about this author and her writing and life. Very talented and interesting author. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. from the author:

      Thanks for dropping by, Traveler. It’s been a varied life, to say the least.

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      Rita, thanks for stopping by. I’m glad you liked the excerpt.

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  8. I enjoyed the excerpt, Marilynn, sounds like a great read, thanks for sharing!

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  9. I have enjoyed learning about the book. Thanks for sharing it.

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    1. From the author: Hi, Patrick. Thanks for dropping by.

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  10. Growing up did you know you wanted to write?

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  11. Great excerpt, thank you for sharing, Marilynn! From reading your bio, I wondered if you grew up in a military family?

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    1. From the author: Hi, Betty. No, my father was a radio engineer. It was the golden age of little 500 watt radio stations. He loved to put them together and on the air, but he soon grew bored with the day-to-day running of them, so it was off to a new town to put a new station on the air. I don’t realize that this wasn’t a normal life until I grew up. :-)

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  12. love the cover and sounds like an interesting read. I grew up and lived in the same town from 1st grade till I married but my library card was my favorite possession.
    Thanks for the giveaway

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    1. From the author: Hi Pamk. I wonder now what it would have been like to live in one place. Maybe I would write cozies instead of international thrillers. The public library is a great invention, though, isn’t it?

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  13. Sounds like an awesome story! I can't wait to read this one, thanks for sharing :)

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    1. From the author: Hi Victoria. Thanks for dropping by.

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    2. From the author: Hi, Victoria, thanks for coming by and commenting. I tried to make the story awesome. Hope I succeeded.

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    3. I'll leave a review and let you know once I'm done reading it :)

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  14. I enjoyed the excerpt but now I need to know who is Owen and who is Con! Thank you.

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