Friday, April 04, 2008

When Zeffie Got A Clue by Peggy Darty


It’s an ordinary afternoon in Summer Breeze, Florida, when a young, wide-eyed girl steps into I Saw It First, the trash-to-treasure shop Christy Castleman and her Aunt Bobbie have opened. Clutching a jewelry box, Zeffie Adams tells Christy she needs money to pay her grandmother’s medical bills, prompting Christy to offer this curious visitor more than the jewelry box is worth–or so she thinks.

But complicated questions form when Christy rips out the box’s lining and uncovers a clue to a cold case murder mystery from eight years ago. Despite warnings from her family and handsome boyfriend Dan Brockman, Christy decides to do a little detective work of her own. After all, the infamous murder happened close to her grandmother’s farm. How risky could it be to take the jewelry box back to the Strickland plantation and ask around about it?

Soon Christy finds there is more to the small box than someone wants her to know. A jewelry theft. A mansion murder. Dangerous family secrets buried in history. Can Christy convince others to let go of the past before it’s too late?


Peggy Darty is the award-winning author of twenty-seven books, including two other cozy mysteries set in Summer Breeze, Florida: When the Sandpiper Calls and When Bobbie Sang the Blues. She has worked in film, researched for CBS, and led writing workshops around the country. Darty and her husband call Alabama home but spend a great deal of time in Colorado, Montana, and on Florida’s Emerald Coast.

For a chance to win a copy of this book leave a comment on this post (with a working email address available) and next Friday morning I'll hold a drawing and post a winner!

If you don't win or if you just want to purchase a copy then GO HERE!


Carole said...

I enjoy cozy mysteries, and would love to win a copy of this book. Peggy is a new author to me. Thank you for the opportunity.

cjarvis [at] bellsouth [dot] net

Grateful Gramma said...

I love to read mysteries; this sounds like a fun read. Please enter me in the drawing. Thanks!


Deborah and Sally said...

Count me in, sound like a good book !

Xandra said...

I've seen the description of this book on several blogs, and it looks like a good read. Thanks for hosting this giveaway!


Cheryl Wray said...

I am SO glad that this was the book you chose. I am friends with Peggy, and my mother is very good friends with her. She lives in the same town as my parents and she has done writers conferences with us. What a small world...