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A Cold Death By Marilyn Meredith: Review/Giveaway

IN THE November 4 ISSUE

FROM THE 2017 Articles,
andLorie Lewis Ham,
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by Lorie Lewis Ham

Details at the end of this post on how to enter to win a copy of A Cold Death. We also have a link to order it from Amazon, and from an indie bookstore where a portion goes to help support KRL.

A Cold Death is the 16th book in Marilyn Meredith’s Deputy Tempe Crabtree series. Tempe is a deputy in the community of Bear Creek, in the hills of California. I have enjoyed following Tempe on her adventures through the years. Each book provides the reader with a good old-fashioned mystery, great characters, and a look into Tempe’s Yanduchi Indian background and beliefs.

book In A Cold Death, Tempe gets a strange request from friends who run a summer camp for girls. Even though it is winter, they have some unwelcome guests at the camp and they would like her help in getting them to leave before they are stranded there by the coming snowstorm. She and her husband Hutch, a local pastor, head up to the camp but don’t manage to beat the storm and are stuck there along with the caretakers and their guests. The unwelcome guests are the owners of the camp, along with some friends they invited with the hope that they would donate to keep the camp going. However, instead of everyone having a fun time, tempers begin to flare and one of them ends up dead.

Since they are stuck there until the storm lets up and help can arrive, Tempe and Hutch try to figure out what happened and many secrets are revealed as they investigate. To further complicate things, the ghost of a former camper is trying to communicate with Tempe.

A Cold Death is a fun, quick read. I love Tempe and her husband and how accepting he is of the spiritual side of her heritage even when he doesn’t understand it-their relationship is one of my favorite things about this series. Put that together with a great mystery and you can’t lose! I recommend this book, and if you haven’t read any of the previous books, go check out the whole series!

To enter to win a copy of A Cold Death, simply email KRL at krlcontests@gmail[dot]com by replacing the [dot] with a period, and with the subject line “cold,” or comment on this article. A winner will be chosen November 11, 2017. U.S. residents only. If entering via email please include your mailing address, and if via comment please include your email address.

Check out other mystery articles, reviews, book giveaways & short stories in our mystery section.

Use this link to purchase the book & a portion goes to help support KRL & indie bookstore Mysterious Galaxy:

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Lorie Lewis Ham is our Editor-in-Chief and an enthusiastic contributor to various sections, coupling her journalism experience with her connection to the literary and entertainment worlds. Explore Lorie’s mystery writing at Mysteryrat’s Closet.

Disclosure: This post contains links to an affiliate program, for which we receive a few cents if you make purchases using those links. KRL also receives free copies of most of the books that it reviews, that are provided in exchange for an honest review of the book.

{ 10 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Pam Priborsky November 4, 2017 at 11:16am

Looks like a fun read! Thanks!


2 Donamae
Twitter: @donamaekutska
November 4, 2017 at 2:33pm

My kind of book! Mystery and ghosts! Here’s hoping thank you donamaekutska7@gmail.com


3 Dianne B November 5, 2017 at 2:59am

A fascinating plot. I can’t wait to read.


4 Karina Thibodeau
Twitter: @ThibodeauKarina
November 5, 2017 at 6:13am

Thank you for the chance. Lamonicaks at gmail dot com


5 NATALIE November 5, 2017 at 8:51am

Intriguing cover. Thanks for offering this.


6 Kara November 5, 2017 at 11:29am

This sounds great–I’d love to read it! Legallyblonde1961@yahoo.com


7 Doward Wilson November 6, 2017 at 6:04pm

Looks like a series I have to read.


8 Karen B November 7, 2017 at 4:07am

I’m from MN and love a good storm story!



9 Dianne Casey November 8, 2017 at 5:05pm

New author to me. Sounds like a great read. Looking forward to reading.


10 Lorie
Twitter: @mysteryrat
November 14, 2017 at 2:11pm

We have a winner!


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