Sunday, February 24, 2013

Mystery of the Month by Marja McGraw



This is the third in the Bogey Man Mysteries (and my personal favorite), featuring Chris and Pamela Cross, along with their son Mikey and two Yellow Labs, Sherlock and Watson.



Marguerite Turnbal was a bestselling gothic mystery writer in the 1950s. A little on the eccentric side, she had her home renovated, adding secret compartments. In her later years she told her twin daughters, Coral and Carol, that there was a treasure to be found, and she gave them only one clue to its whereabouts. 

Over twenty years after Marguerite’s death a young woman is murdered in the old empty house. Chris Cross’s parents have come for a visit. His mother, Judith, and his son, Mikey, want to solve their own mystery in true Cross family tradition. Judith, also a little eccentric, breaks into the house after seeing strange lights and finds the body – not quite the mystery she was hoping to find. The Bogey Man and his family are soon gumshoeing their way through life again, looking for a murderer and hidden treasure.

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Bio:

Marja McGraw is originally from Southern California, where she worked in both criminal and civil law enforcement for several years.

Relocating to Northern Nevada, she worked for the Nevada Department of Transportation.  Marja also lived in Oregon where she worked for the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office and owned her own business, a Tea Room/Antique store. After a brief stop in Wasilla, Alaska, she returned to Nevada. She’s also worked for a library and a city building department.

Marja wrote a weekly column for a small newspaper in No. Nevada and she was the editor for the Sisters in Crime Internet Newsletter for a year and a half. She’s appeared on television in Nevada, and she’s also been a guest on various radio and Internet radio shows.

She writes the Sandi Webster Mysteries and the Bogey Man Mysteries, and says that each of her mysteries contains “a little humor, a little romance and A Little Murder!

She currently resides in Arizona with her husband, where life is good.
Website : http://www.marjamcgraw.com/ and Blog: http://blog.marjamcgraw.com/

A bonus! Ms. McGraw has just released another mystery! It's available on Kindle at the link below and will soon be available in paperback. You won't want to miss this one!



14 comments:

  1. Pat, Thank you for choosing They Call Me Ace as your Mystery of the Month. I'm glad you enjoyed it because it was so much fun to write.

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    1. Marja,
      Thank you for agreeing to be my guest. I think I've mentioned this before :) but I absolutely love your books. "They Call Me Ace" and "Mysteries of Holt House" will be going on my "Best Of" list on Shelfari!

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  2. Gothic mystery writer, a house with secret compartments--I'm hooked immediately!

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    1. Thanks, Tricia! Interestingly, the other book has secret passages. Guess I got stuck. :)

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  3. Two books in one month. You put the rest of us to shame. Can't wait to read the next Bogey.

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    1. Thank you, Lesley, but the second book was a rewrite of an old one, just rereleased. The timing was great though.

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  4. I love secrets in books. Your books are fascinating and I can't wait to get my copy of They Call Me Ace!! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thank you, Chris! I love secrets, too.

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  5. I enjoyed Bogey Nights. I'm sure this is another winner.

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    1. Thank you, John! I hope you're right.

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  6. Marja: I love your Bogey Man series. I'm going to need to get caught up! Pat couldn't have made a better choice!
    Wendy
    W.S. Gager on Writing

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    1. Wendy, Thank you so much! I'm looking forward to the next Mitch Malone book, too.

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  7. Have my copy and reading happily. Great interview. You both provide many hours of great mystery reading for which I say Thank You.

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    1. Jake, You're such a sweetheart! As fans go, you're the best! As friends go, too.

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