Sunday, August 28, 2016

New Release: "Mud Bog Murder" by Lesley A. Diehl

Book 4 in the Eve Appel Mystery series

When Jenny McCleary leases her property to be ravaged by the annual mud bog races, the small rural town of Sabal Bay, Florida, is divided into warring camps: environmental activists versus monster truck fans. Jenny, who frequents the consignment store owned by Eve Appel and her friend Madeleine, doesn't seem to mind when Eve and Madeleine join the protesters the day of the races.
During the race, Eve catches Jenny's airborne head after it is tossed into the air by the wheels of a truck. Now every protester is a suspect in Jenny's murder. What's left of her alligator-gnawed body is found near the airboat business of Eve's Miccosukee Indian friends, Sammy Egret and his grandfather. When more evidence turns up nearby, Grandfather is arrested.
Even without the disembodied head, Eve has her hands full. The town resents her role in the protests and is boycotting the consignment shop on wheels. She is torn between two men--GQ-handsome, devoted PI Alex and tall, dark, and exotic Sammy. Jenny's sweet and needy teenage daughter is dating a petty criminal. Will Eve and Madeleine ever be able to move into their new digs? Not unless the town forgives them. And not if whoever decapitated Jenny gets to Eve before she and her sleuthing buddies solve the mystery.

Lesley A. Diehl author of cozy mysteries featuring sassy, country gals who enjoy snooping. 

For a list of Lesley's blog tour stops, be sure to visit her website:


  1. Welcome, Lesley! I just downloaded "Mud Bog Murder" and I can't wait to read it. Love your books!

  2. Thanks for having me on your blog and featuring my book.

  3. Wow! An airborne head! I had to google Wiccosukee Indians since I had never heard of them. Nice to learn something new. This sounds like a very intriguing and romantic story--great combination!

  4. Love all of your books and your humor, and you do manage to come up with some unique ideas. I'll definitely be ordering this one! Thanks for the entertainment, Lesley.

  5. This is a great storyline, Leslie. It really makes me want to read your novel. Another book has just been added to my TBR list.

  6. Hi Lesley,

    Pat always invites the most interesting authors as guests and you're no exception. The novel sounds like a wonderful mystery. Congrats!

  7. I hope all of you enjoy reading about Eve's adventures. You'll find she has a lot of friends and family who are truly unusual characters and they will win your hearts. Please check out my blog tour on and leave a comment one day. You could win a free book!