Monday, November 27, 2017

Review Tour & #Giveaway for Arrested Development by Jo A. Hiestand

Welcome to my stop on the Review Tour, presented by Goddess Fish Promotions, for Arrested Flight by Jo A. Hiestand.  Please leave a comment or question for Jo to let her know you stopped by.  You may enter her tour wide giveaway 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 odds of winning.  Good Luck!

Arrested Flight
By Jo A. Hiestand
The McLaren Mysteries, Book 8

Publisher:  Cousins House
Release Date: October 19, 2017
Genre: British Detective
Length: 369 Pages
ISBN: 978-1977912978

ASIN: B076M6T82L

About the book:

Ex-police detective Michael McLaren is determined to have a peaceful holiday after the fiasco of his first attempt at Windermere, so he stops at a bed-and-breakfast in Moorton, a village in Cumbria.  But mystery and murder seek him out, and he soon succumbs to the B&B owner’s plea to investigate the year-old death of her daughter’s fiancé, a young musician.

The Lake District parish seems peaceful, but a rival  musician’s jealousy and a business partner’s anger boil beneath the façade.  Mix that with ‘Barmy Barry’s’ sightings of fairy lights  at the castle, references to Uther Pendragon's return and the secrets in the woods, and McLaren finds his sanity shaky.

When the vicar is attacked and Barry disappears, McLaren sets a trap for the killer.  But as it plays out, his concern shifts from the potential capture to praying he and his friend can escape with their lives.


“Lilwen and Jack saw Hadley alive at eleven-thirty, and Stuart closed the pub a half hour later and found him at one. Where’d Hadley go in those ninety minutes?”

“Less than that, Mrs. Deakyn. Hadley had to walk or drive somewhere, be killed, and then found.”

“The police and Stuart said his car was in the pub’s car park, so he either had to walk or get a lift with someone. I know that doesn’t help much.”

“I suppose nothing suggested itself from the search of Hadley’s car. No fingerprints, strange DNA or the like.”

“I never heard, and I think the police would’ve said.”

 McLaren nodded and mumbled that he was running out of ideas. “Is it possible someone killed him close to the beck and then dumped his body into it, as a good way to get rid of the evidence?”

Gemma made a sound halfway between a choke and a sob before she said, “The police couldn’t come up with any reason to murder him in the wood, for instance, and then transport his body to the stream. They found it odd that someone would add that chance of being caught with…a body. They said it would’ve made more sense to leave it where the…murder happened.”

“So, where’s a spot near the stream where no one would hear a gun shot?”
AUTHOR Bio and Links:

A month-long trip to England during her college years introduced Jo to the joys of Things British.  Since then, she has been lured back nearly a dozen times, and lived there during her professional folksinging stint.  This intimate knowledge of Britain forms the backbone of both the Taylor & Graham mysteries and the McLaren mystery series.

 Jo’s insistence for accuracyfrom police methods and location layout to the general “feel” of the areahas driven her innumerable times to Derbyshire for research.  These explorations and conferences with police friends provide the detail filling the books.

In 1999 Jo returned to Webster University to major in English.  She graduated in 2001 with a BA degree and departmental honors.

Her cat, Tennyson, shares her St. Louis home.

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Full review will be posted by noon.

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  1. congrats on the tour and thanks for the chance to win :)

    1. Glad you left a comment, Lisa. Good luck on the raffle drawing!

  2. Happy Monday! Thanks for sharing the excerpt :)

    1. Hi, Victoria. Thanks for stopping by and good luck with the drawing!

  3. Replies
    1. Rita...thank you for leaving your comment. Hopefully the review will be up soon and you'll enjoy that.

  4. Thanks for hosting this part of the tour, Maria. I look forward to reading your review of my book!

  5. sounds really good, thanks for sharing!

    1. Hi, DanieX. Thank you. Good luck with the raffle drawing!

  6. I enjoyed reading the excerpt. Thanks so much for posting.

  7. This book sounds like something I'd really enjoy reading, thank you for sharing!