What people are saying about A Family to Die For:
Long and Short Reviews gave it a 5-star review! “If you love a great who-done-it mystery that involves a lot of family history that’s also a great romantic read with memorable characters told by a dynamic wordsmith, look no farther that this wonderful tale. I think Ms. Brower has a definite hit on her hands.”Now Available
Readers on Amazon.com: “AJ Brower has created likable central characters and surrounded them with corporate intrigue, murders spaced throughout seventy odd years, and family skeletons. All this is on an active background of the final weeks of a school year, baseball tournaments, and Mike's ex-wife's sudden demands for attention.”
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch Journals did on nice spread on the book and me. Check it out here.
I’m offering new readers one addition early readers missed. A Family to Die For has a rather complicated set of suspects, all in hero Mike Garretson’s murderous family tree. Take a look below (click on the image to see a larger one) at his ancestry if you want to see the key players in the book.
I also wrote an entire chapter about the World War I circumstances that led to an imposter in the family tree. I’ll clean it up and post it soon.
Right now I’m working on Headless in Seattle. This will be the first in a loosely connected set of books I’m calling Painted Ladies. These books will follow in the line of A Family to Die For, contemporary romantic suspense with a historical twist. You do not want to have ancestors in my books—they tend to get murdered!
Each Painted Ladies book takes place in a different location. The first is in Seattle, of course. The characters will find themselves pulled into a mystery in the past, while the women in the books have a few skeletons of their own in their backgrounds.
In Headless, the characters find a skull with no body. They take to Seattle’s Underground, dating to the 1890s, in the search for Klondike gold and the strange legacy of prohibition. Next will be Bury Me Back in Old Virginia, which follows the trail of a soldier who buried his secrets during the Civil War in Virginia. A deadly beating during the St. Louis World’s Fair in 1904 is the genesis for Beat Me in St. Louis.
Will you see Mike and Jennie again? I do come back to the St. Louis area. Maybe…
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Wishing you mystery and love!