I ordered a lot of books to sell at Clexacon, the LGBTQ media conference held each year in Las Vegas in April. Clexacon has been cancelled. You know why. So I have extras in my house of all four books in the Charlie Mack Motown Mystery series.
I’m going to giveaway two, signed series sets to two lucky (I hope you’ll feel lucky) readers.The Charlie Mack Motown Mysteries are set in the mid 2000’s, one of the most challenging decades in Detroit’s political, economic, and social times. Therefore, it is a period rife with opportunity for a crime writer.
I’m a native Detroiter (now living in Washington, DC) and I love this city. You’ll find my books filled with the locales, food, culture, and idiosyncrasies of Detroit. There are also a slew of characters–who are a fictionalized amalgam of the amazing residents who make up what I believe is one of America’s bellwether cities.
Here’s a description of the four books.
Book One: Bury Me When I’m Dead
When Charlene (Charlie) Mack and her team head to Birmingham, Alabama following the trail of a missing person, what should be a routine case turns into a complex chase for answers. Shady locals and a southern patriarch with dark secrets obscure the path. When the case turns deadly with a double murder, and Charlie is attacked, everything suddenly becomes personal.
Customer Review Excerpt: “This was a fast-paced, fun read that bright back colorful memories of Detroit restaurants, streets, and personalities. I don’t know much about Birmingham, AL, but AL natives will likely feel at home in this book, as well.”
Book Two: Wake Me When It’s Over
The Mack Private Investigations agency is hired to take on a seemingly impossible case–to identify and thwart an attack on the upcoming Detroit Auto Show. It takes a $100K incentive and the help of a dozen freelancers for Charlie and her crew to unravel a twisted plot that runs through several countries and many more bank accounts.
Customer Review Excerpt: “With every character we meet and get to know, with every unexpected event, with every new location we find ourselves at, the plot takes a new–and always surprising—turn.”
Book Three: Catch Me When I’m Falling
Someone is murdering the homeless in Detroit’s Cass Corridor. Charlie Mack faces the most difficult case of her career when she goes undercover as a street person to find a serial killer the police want to ignore.
Customer Review Excerpt: “I’ve read the other Charlie Mack Motown mysteries and I think this is the best one! The case is dark and the characters complex. And how about Charlie’s Mom testing the waters as an amateur sleuth?”
Book Four: Judge Me When I’m Wrong
Charlie has been summoned to Jury Duty where she unwittingly begins to unravel a disturbing plan to alter the outcome of a crime lord’s conspiracy trial. Meanwhile, a college rape case focuses the Mack team on a Grand Jury investigation which unravels when a guilt-ridden client has a change of heart.
Customer Review Excerpt: “Who would have thought that money laundering crime bosses, slick attorneys, shady jury members and a private eye who is a firm believer in the judicial system would become the highlight of my late night adventures?”
Book Giveaway Rules!
Here are the rules. They’re easy.
Hit the “Follow” button on the lower right corner of the blog page. That’s all you have to do. On or before April 1, I’ll do a blind selection of two, new followers of my blog. I’ll contact the two winners via their email addresses-that’s required when you follow. I’ll list the two names here, or if you wish to remain anonymous that’s okay, too.
I’ll mail out the set of books, postage-paid, within a week of the drawing.
I will do a SECOND CHANCE Drawing in mid April. Additional new followers, and those who already follow, will automatically be part of the drawing. So, let’s do this!