Posted in Giveaway, Guest Post, mystery on October 21, 2017

In It For The Money (A Blu Carraway Mystery)
Mystery/Suspense
1st in Series
Henery Press (September 12, 2017)
Paperback: 278 pages

Synopsis

Lowcountry Private Investigator Blu Carraway needs a new client. He’s broke and the tax man is coming for his little slice of paradise. But not everyone appreciates his skills. Some call him a loose cannon. Others say he’s a liability. All the ex-Desert Storm Ranger knows is his phone hasn’t rung in quite a while. Of course, that could be because it was cut off due to delinquent payments.

Lucky for him, a client does show up at his doorstep—a distraught mother with a wayward son. She’s rich and her boy’s in danger. Sounds like just the case for Blu. Except nothing about the case is as it seems. The jigsaw pieces—a ransom note, a beat-up minivan, dead strippers, and a missing briefcase filled with money and cocaine—do not make a complete puzzle. The first real case for Blu Carraway Investigations in three years goes off the rails.

And that’s the way he prefers it to be.

Guest Post

I enjoy writing about my characters eating in restaurants because my wife and I have a lunch date most Saturdays. It helps us stay connected as both of us work busy day jobs as well as all the things we do for my writing career. I find that the food choices my characters eat says something about them.

While I lived in Charleston, my dish was shrimp and grits at the Boathouse restaurant at Breech Inlet on the Isle of Palms. After moving away and getting married, I’ve grown to really enjoy my wife’s favorite food—Italian. One of our favorites is Carrabba’s Italian Grill. I usually order the grilled pork chops or the Italian Classics. I’m also a sucker for good barbeque. In the south, we are not lacking in this regard.

I like that my new protagonist, Blu Carraway, prefers peel-and-eat shrimp and wiping his mouth with a roll of paper towels. And that his girlfriend knows this and is surprised when he takes her to a place with cloth napkins.

Blu doesn’t have any pets in the traditional sense. What he has is a small herd of scraggly Carolina Marsh Tackey horses. Two of them, perhaps the less intelligent of the group, stand between Blu and his front door waiting for treats. He named them Dink and Doofus and sometimes gets caught short, forgetting about the two-carrot-fee.

Mick Crome, Blu’s business partner, likes burgers and fries. He’s not picky, but he does tend to frequent McDonald’s if he’s on the job. Otherwise, he prefers sitting at a bar with a longneck and a shot, and his cheeseburger plate.

My other protagonist, Brack Pelton, seems partial to breakfast at three a.m. Preferably with his better half. His dog, Shelby, eats Eukanuba while with Brack, and anything his dog sitter Trish cooks for him. That’s right, she cooks for the dog.

My wife and I look forward to our Saturday lunch every week. Normally by Wednesday, we’re talking about what we might want on Saturday. We haven’t always had the best service or been served exactly what we ordered, but we’ve learned to take the good with the bad.

What’s your favorite restaurant and meal?

SBR here – I think my favorite meal is lunch and living in Texas, Mexican food is always a top choice!  So as David asked, what is your favorite restaurant/meal?

 

About the Author

Lowcountry Private Investigator Blu Carraway needs a new client. He’s broke and the tax man is coming for his little slice of paradise. But not everyone appreciates his skills. Some call him a loose cannon. Others say he’s a liability. All the ex-Desert Storm Ranger knows is his phone hasn’t rung in quite a while. Of course, that could be because it was cut off due to delinquent payments.

Lucky for him, a client does show up at his doorstep—a distraught mother with a wayward son. She’s rich and her boy’s in danger. Sounds like just the case for Blu. Except nothing about the case is as it seems. The jigsaw pieces—a ransom note, a beat-up minivan, dead strippers, and a missing briefcase filled with money and cocaine—do not make a complete puzzle. The first real case for Blu Carraway Investigations in three years goes off the rails.

And that’s the way he prefers it to be.

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