Featured: Murder by Numbers by Tonya Penrose
Review: Tonya delivers a winner with her quick wit, knack for subtle humor, snappy dialogue, and ability to engage the reader from the first page.
Our two zany sleuths, Page and Betsy, return in Book 3, landing another twisty murder case.
The two cousins stop by The Perk Coffee Shop for pumpkin lattes to celebrate the first day of fall.
An ever-observant Page notices Shell Isle’s High School math teacher sitting nearby. His odd actions awaken her curiosity.
Hunched over the newspaper’s classified section, the teacher is frantically circling numbers and mumbling to himself.
More troubling, the sleuth witnesses a bruiser of a guy joining him.
With a quick exchange of laptops and heated words, the thug disappears out the door, leaving the teacher rattled.
Immediately, Page gets one of her inklings, signaling there’s more than coffee brewing at The Perk.
The story’s twisty plot will keep readers guessing until the last chapter.
Splashes of light romance, plenty of shenanigans, and a few unexpected surprises await.
Meet Tonya Penrose:
As an author, Tonya’s moved by the effect humor and inspiration-driven narratives can have on readers. She is enthusiastic about crafting stories with beguiling characters, adding dashes of snappy humor, and engaging dialogue that leaves her fingerprint on each page.
When Tonya relocated to the mountains, she found fresh writing ideas waiting. From her favorite porch chair gazing at a tranquil lake, the nudge to scribe her first novel, “Old Mountain Cassie: The Three Lessons” came calling.
And from her beach chair, the idea for the cozy series, Shell Isle Mysteries presented. Baubles to Die For and Red, White, and Boom. Murder by Numbers is the new release for the series.
“A Secret Gift” is a romantic romp that promises smiles, sighs, and secrets.
“Charm” a multi-genre novel that’s a new release. It’s available for a movie/series option.
Tonya confesses new respect for a chair’s ability to motivate writers.
Her fiction and non-fiction stories are published in numerous anthologies, e-magazines, local press, and literary magazines. She’s listed in the Poets and Writers Directory. She chooses to write multi-genre fiction under the pen name Tonya Penrose.
Tonya invites readers to visit: www.tonyawrites.com Twitter @TonyaWrites
Review by Sandy Signing In:
Escape to Shell Isle and let yourself be entertained by sleuths Page Wright and Betsy Ross. These cousins each have their own way of keeping the story moving along in a way that’s fun and cozy.
Page has ‘inklings’ that help her discover the facts about a murder case, while Betsy keeps us worried. We keep wondering if the people who sample Betsy’s unique and fiery-hot food will survive their meal.
There’s also a blossoming romance to keep us turning pages. Handsome Detective Steve Tanner is perfect when it comes to fanning Page’s heart’s desire, while also being an ideal partner in their murder investigation.
The writing flows along beautifully. The characters are sometimes quirky, sometimes funny, and always engaging. The mystery keeps you guessing, and the story is filled with everything a reader needs to relax and enjoy an escape from daily affairs.
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