The Sign of the Calico Quartz
About The Sign of the Calico Quartz
The Sign of the Calico Quartz (The Sweetbrier Inn Mysteries)
1st in Series
Setting - South Dakota
Swift Wings Press (May 20, 2022)
Paperback : 276 pages
Emma Blackwood’s favorite pastime is solving literary murder mysteries…until the body in her living room makes everything a little too real.
When Emma comes to the Black Hills to work at her Aunt Rose’s B&B, the Sweetbrier Inn, she is hoping for a quiet break from the corporate treadmill. But she hadn’t expected murder and intrigue to mar this peaceful setting.
As she wades through too many clues to identify the murderer, she soon finds that the culprit isn’t stopping at only one homicide and may even have placed Emma herself on the list of targets. With the help of her friend Becky, and a deputy sheriff who grudgingly lets them join in on the investigation, Emma tracks down the killer. But will it be in time to save the next victim?
About Jan Drexler
Jan Drexler lives in the Black Hills of South Dakota with her husband, where she enjoys hiking and spending time with her expanding family. She is the author of several historical romance novels, including the award-winning Mattie’s Pledge, and is pleased to be starting a new adventure with a cozy mystery series, The Sweetbrier Inn Mysteries. You can find out more about Jan on her website: www.JanDrexler.com.
Amazon Author Page: https://www.amazon.com/Jan-Drexler/e/B00CLGAGAK/ref=aufs_dp_fta_dsk
“This must be Thatcher.” I held the corgi’s smiling face between my hands and rubbed his ears. His tri-color markings included black lines around his eyes that made him look like he was wearing spectacles.
“That dog.” Humorous disgust filled Wil’s voice. “He got out of his crate again. I keep telling Rose that she needs to put a lock on that thing.”
“He’s just a smart puppy.” The dog’s eyes half-closed as I scratched his chest. “And the cutest thing.”
“Cutest brat, you mean.” Wil closed the door and picked up my suitcase. “As long as Rose is at home, he’s fine. But as soon as she walks out the door, he’s a holy terror.”
“He can’t be that bad.” I watched the dog approach the door of Tim’s cat carrier, caution in every step. “It looks like he and Tim might get along.”
“My cat.” I indicated the crate. Thatcher’s nose was stuck through the wire door and his tail was wiggling.
“That dog doesn’t get along with anyone.”
His smile belied his gruff words. It was just a bit crooked. One a girl would die for. I grabbed Tim’s carrier and stood up again, dusting my knees with the other hand to avoid his gaze. Maybe some girls would fall for a grin like that, but it would be a long time before another guy caught my eye, cute as a teen heartthrob or not.
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Good morning, Kris! Thank you for the fun review and for being the first stop on the Great Escapes Virtual Book Tour!ReplyDelete
Enjoy your summery day. :-)
Sounds like a great read. Can't wait to readReplyDelete
Great sounding book!ReplyDelete
This sounds like a fun read. The Black Hills are pretty country giving you cowboys, gold mines, wide open spaces, and characters to draw from for stories. An inn and a secretive aunt add to the possibilities.ReplyDelete
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