Sunday, December 1, 2013

Mystery of the Month: Unfinished Business



The Westwood Strangler is dead. Or so everyone believes.

Ann Kern is busy preparing for her favorite holiday. She’s especially looking forward to her sister’s annual Christmas visit. But, several things threaten to ruin her festive mood.

The National Weather Service issues a severe winter storm warning for the Cincinnati area, predicting blizzard conditions, and Ann worries that her sister and her new boyfriend won’t be able to make the drive from South Carolina.

Then, a woman is found strangled in Ann’s neighborhood and everyone, including the police, assumes it’s the work of a copycat killer. However, when two more women are murdered in their homes, the police announce their conviction that the Westwood Strangler is responsible.

When Ann hears the news, the sense of safety and security she’s worked so hard to recapture since her attack on Halloween night, shatters. If the intruder who died in her apartment wasn’t the Westwood Strangler, who is? And, who will be the next victim?
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Patricia Gligor lives in Cincinnati, Ohio. She enjoys reading mystery/suspense novels, touring and photographing old houses and traveling. She has worked as an administrative assistant, the sole proprietor of a resume writing service and the manager of a sporting goods department for a local retail chain but her passion has always been writing fiction. Mixed Messages, the first novel in her Malone Mystery Series, and the sequel, Unfinished Business, were published by Post Mortem Press. Her third novel, Desperate Deeds, will be released in early 2014.

How to put a smile on an author's face - write a nice review for their book. 
Here's a review I received that put a BIG smile on my face. :)
"Fans of Mary Higgins Clark will greet this novel with enthusiasm. Like Clark in her early classic mystery/suspense novel A Stranger Is Watching, Gligor creates a frightening world for a sympathetic protagonist. Ann Kern, loving wife and mother, is surrounded by threats. Her husband, an alcoholic and a gambler, is emotionally unstable. There is also a serial killer on the prowl on the west side of Cincinnati and it appears that Ann is intended to be his next victim. There are a number of possible suspects. Author Gligor thoroughly develops each character in the novel, going into back stories, thoughts, behavior and actions. But this does not slow the plot which develops at a fast pace. Definitely a novel the reader will not put down until the final words are read."
Jacqueline Seewald, author of Death Legacy


8 comments:

  1. Terrific review and a great book! Glad to see this promotion.
    Marja McGraw

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    1. Thanks, Marja! The review was for "Mixed Messages" but, since both books are written in the same style, I felt like it would apply to "Unfinished Business" as well and I wanted to share it with my readers.

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  2. This is great. Love the book and I love your blog. Thanks so much for sharing!

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    1. How nice of you to say that, Chris. Thank you!

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  3. Pat, love the cover art! A perfect novel for this time of year.

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    1. Thanks, Jacqueline! And, thanks again, for your incredibly insightful and wonderful review of "Mixed Messages." Mary Higgins Clark has been my favorite author for many, many years. I guess she "rubbed off" on me. One can only hope!

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  4. What a cover! Like Jacqueline said, this is a perfect novel for this holiday season. Thanks for sharing!

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