Monday, June 2, 2008

On Tour with Gayle Roper and "Fatal Deduction"!! (AND A GIVEAWAY!!)


You'll never look at crossword puzzles the same way after reading Gayle Roper's newest mystery! Might never look at twins the same either:-) Gayle's writing has never been crisper or more fun...considering how much I love a good murder mystery!

Libby and Tori are twins, but are as different as night and day. Libby tries to hold to her faith, while Tori...well, let's just say she's a law unto herself:-) When Aunt Stella passes away, the terms of her will require the twins to live together in her home for six months.

Libby hopes it will bring the two of them closer together. But when Tori disappears and a dead body shows up on the doorstep, it looks like the wedge between the two sisters is only going to grow deeper.

Then when Tori starts trying to steal the affections of Libby's daughter Chloe, can Libby finish out the alloted time in Aunt Stella's home? What if Tori, while mixed up in her own mess, decides to spread Libby's secrets all over?

Drew Canfield befriends Libby over the mysterious dead body on the doorstep, but even he holds back in any relationship between the two of them. With mysterious crossword puzzles popping up with Tori's name on them, a twin who's stealing from her, and a personal life that is filled with turmoil, can Libby find peace?

Gayle's clever use of crossword puzzles as clues enhances the unique story and adds to the fun. I would love to see this turned into a series, but Tori gets on my last nerve! Still, Libby is a sweetheart and Chloe is a teen with her head on straight.

I'm giving "Fatal Deduction" four out of five bookmarks, with a puzzle book as a charm. You honestly just cannot go wrong with a mystery by Gayle Roper! She writes with heart, humor and wit, and I love her style:-)

Happy Reading!


P.S. Want to see for yourself? Leave me a comment, telling me YOUR favorite kind of puzzle, and I'll pick TWO winners on June 15th!!


windycindy said...

Happy Monday! Thanks for the fun contest. I enjoy a great murder mystery,also! The relationship between the twins' and staying at their Aunt's house sounds very interesting. This would be a great book to read. Please enter me in your drawing. I appreciate it. Thanks,Cindi

tetewa said...

My favorite puzzles to do are word searches. This book sounds good,count me in!

Angie said...

Ooooo, this book is on my wish list already. I love crossword puzzles..well, the easy ones. ;) sundaisy920 at earthlink dot net

Crystal M. said...

This book sounds interesting. I love twin stories... twins have always intrigued me and mysteries are one of my favs! My favorite puzzles are Sudoku. Thanks for a chance at another wonderful book.
~Crystal M.

Nise' said...

Crossword. I keep trying sudoku, but I haven't caught the bug yet.

Kerrie's Musings said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Anonymous said...

sounds like an exciting book!

windycindy said...

Sorry that I forgot to tell you my favorite kind of puzzle! I like to do word searches. Thanks,Cindi

apple blossom said...

I don't like cross-word puzzles too much. But word searches or sudoku puzzles are pretty fun for me.

Anonymous said...

I like sudoku and word finds.

L said...

You gotta love good old-fashioned jigsaw puzzles (but I like word searches too). This book looks like a lot of fun.

Iv├┐ said...

wow, this is an exciting, mysterious read. love the plot. :)

i love sudoku and crossword.

i wanna win! :)


ChristyJan said...

My favorite kind of puzzle would be crosswords.

This sounds like a wonderful read! Thanks for the generous giveaway.

Carole said...

My favorite puzzles are cryptograms - actually cryptoquizzes because they're easier - and then it would be scenic jigsaw puzzles.

Thanks for the opportunity to win what looks to be a very enjoyable mystery.

cjarvis [at] bellsouth [dot] net

Krysten Lindsay Hager said...

I love to do word searches. Some people find them relaxing, but I get so caught up it energizes me. I was recently helping someone with a Hello Kitty word search when I realized I had done the whole thing, while the child stared at me. Oops.