Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Book Blast and Giveaway: Murder with Strings Attached by Mark Reutlinger

Welcome to my stop on the book blast for Murder with Strings Attached by Mark Reutlinger. This book blast was organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. On my stop, I have an excerpt from the book as well as the tour wide giveaway for a chance to win a $25 Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift card. Be sure to follow the rest of the book blast for more content. Enjoy!
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Title: Murder with Strings Attached
Author: Mark Reutlinger
Publication Date: February 22nd 2021
Print Length: 197 pages
Genre: Cozy Mystery
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Sometimes even the most carefully conceived burglary can take an unexpected turn. Florence Palmer has her eye on concert violinist Aaron Levy's priceless violin. Unfortunately, she finds it's already been stolen. Her surprise doubles when the virtuoso she'd planned to burgle offers to hire her to help him steal it back. But they're not the only ones looking for the missing violin. When Flo inadvertently becomes the prime suspect in a case of murder, she and Aaron need to clear her name. Will they find the real killer and get the violin back to its rightful owner without anyone else, especially themselves, being killed?

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EXCERPT:
I saw nothing interesting in plain sight, so I checked the bedroom closet and then lay flat on the carpet and peeked under the bed.

Still no violin.

I was beginning to think that Aaron Levy had deliberately thwarted me by taking his violin with him or putting it in the safe—an ungentlemanly thing for him to do, given all the time and effort I was putting into finding it. I returned to the front room and was about to check the last remaining door—probably a connection to the neighboring suite—when I almost tripped over something sticking out from under the sofa. I reached down to shove it back out of the way.

The violin.

How could someone treat an instrument so valuable in such a cavalier manner, I wondered. More and more it seemed as if Mr. Aaron Levy was entirely too careless and had to be relieved of this heavy responsibility before someone…well…stole the damn thing!

And I was just the woman to do it. I opened the case and lifted up my trophy, held my flashlight close to it, and with great satisfaction, began to examine it lovingly.

And that’s when the lights came on.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
MARK REUTLINGER is an attorney and former law professor. He now writes novels in which the law is frequently broken, including his “Mrs. Kaplan” cozy mystery series (MRS. KAPLAN AND THE MATZOH BALL OF DEATH and A PAIN IN THE TUCHIS) and the political thrillers MADE IN CHINA and SISTER-IN-LAW: VIOLATION, SEDUCTION, AND THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES (under the pen name M. R. Morgan). MURDER WITH STRINGS ATTACHED is his latest novel. He is also a reviewer for the New York Journal of Books.

Mark and his wife Analee live in University Place, Washington, where in addition to reading and writing he plays clarinet with the Tacoma Concert Band and enjoys tennis, biking, exotic cars, model railroading, and various arts and crafts. He has no idea where he finds the time for it all.

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GIVEAWAY:
Mark Reutlinger will be awarding a $25 Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift card to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter. To increase your chance of winning, leave a comment at a different stop on the book blast each day. Good luck!
a Rafflecopter giveaway

33 comments:

  1. I like the cover. It has a nice cover photo.

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    1. Thanks, Ann. I agree the publisher's graphic artist did a nice job, capturing the story's "tug-of-war" among all the characters trying to get their hands on a stolen violin.

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  2. Congratulations on the books release. Sounds like a great book.

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    1. Thank you. I had fun writing it, and I hope my readers have as much fun reading it.

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  3. Thank you for hosting me and my new book!

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  4. Sounds like a great book. I like the cover.

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  5. I enjoy reading murder stories and enjoyed reading the excerpt.
    Thank you for sharing this.

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  6. This sounds like a very good book.

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  7. I love a cozy mystery. The excerpt is awesome.

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  8. Looks like an interesting book.
    Thanks for the contest. 

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  9. Nice book cover and the book sounds interesting.

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  10. Hello, Eye-catching cover! Best of luck with the book, and thank you for the giveaway.

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  11. It sounds like a really interesting book. Thank you for sharing.

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  12. This book sounds so interesting. I love the cover too.

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  13. I really like the title and the cover of course.. best of luck with the book tour...

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  14. Thanks, everyone, for your comments. I hope you enjoy this lighthearted read at a time we can all use a little diversion.

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  15. The excerpt is interesting. Thank you for sharing it.

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  16. very interesting and sparked me to want to read it!

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  17. Do you listen to music when you write?

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  18. David HollingsworthFebruary 25, 2021 at 1:34 AM

    The story sounds intriguing and interesting.

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  19. Author what do you do to get you into the writing mood

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  20. sounds like a fun one

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  21. Great cover for a very interesting book I would love to read too.

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  22. LAST DAY
    Thanks for the contest.

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  23. I really want to read this book looks so good

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  24. Cute cover! Sounds like a fun read!! :) Congrats!

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  25. I love a good mystery and a violin too!

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