Sunday, March 22, 2015

Mystery of the Month: How Now Purple Cow


What could purple cows and elderly spies possibly have to do with each other?

When young Mikey Cross discovers ceramic purple cows, a ring, and investigative notes left by a mystery writer popular in the 1950s, his parents’ and grandparents’ lives are turned upside down.

Pamela and Chris Cross become involved in vintage intrigue with trepidation and more than a little angst when they find out there’s an elderly assassin on the prowl and the situation isn’t quite as vintage as they thought.

The dead just may come back as the living when it’s least expected.

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Marja McGraw was born and raised in Southern California. She worked in both civil and criminal law, state transportation, and most recently for a city building department.  She has lived and worked in California, Nevada, Oregon, Alaska and Arizona.

McGraw wrote a weekly column for a small town newspaper in Northern Nevada, and conducted a Writers’ Support Group in Northern Arizona. A past member of Sisters in Crime (SinC), she was also the Editor for the SinC-Internet Newsletter for a year and a half.

She has appeared on KOLO-TV in Reno, Nevada, and KLBC in Laughlin, Nevada, and various radio talk shows.

Marja says that each of her mysteries contains a little humor, a little romance and A Little Murder!

She and her husband now live in Arizona, where life is good.

10 comments:

  1. How Now Purple Cow was a great read with fun characters and an interesting mystery for them to solve. Loved it.

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    1. Thank you, Evelyn! It was actually fun to write. The characters made it so.

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  2. Pat, Thank you for featuring How Now Purple Cow! The characters and storyline were so much fun to work with. : )

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    1. My pleasure, Marja! It was a fun book to read too!

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  3. I am looking forward to reading this one :-) Once I finish reading the rest of the books in Sandi Webster Mystery Series, that is...! I have only read The Bogey Man so far. And not only did I enjoy it ...but it also introduced Chris and Pam ...who I believe are the main protagonists of this series ...and that made me interested to read the books in the Bogey Man Mystery Series as well...!

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    1. Thank you, Ramla! The Bogey Man mysteries are a little cozier than the Sandi Webster series. Yes, Chris and Pam are the main characters in the second series.

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  4. I have on my Kindle--haven't started yet though. I want a day when I can just read! Looking forward, Marja. You know I love your books!

    Madeline

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    1. Thank you, Madeline! And I'm watching for your next book. If you're like me, you've got too many books and not enough time. : )

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  5. I'm starting jury duty tomorrow and needed a good recommendation for entertaining reading material. Thanks, and thanks, Patricia, for hosting!
    ~Carole Avila

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    1. LOL I hope it entertains you, Carole. I got called for jury duty recently and thankfully I wasn't chosen. I say thankfully because it was an ugly, violent case.

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