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Thursday, April 24, 2014

Georgia Author of the Year Nominee

I'm so honored to have HIJACK IN ABSTRACT (Cherry Tucker #3) included in the year's nominees for Georgia Author of the Year. This is the 50th Annual GAYA award, so the nomination makes it all the more special.
To see the press release flyer go here:

My fingers are crossed, but I'm not holding my breath. The list for fiction includes a few mystery writer friends who I'll also root for GAYA winner. To be a nominee is thrilling in itself. Unfortunately, I'll be in Japan during the banquet and will miss the official announcement. My congratulations to everyone nominated for author of the year. Georgia has a such a rich history of writing and I'm so honored to be included. I love living and writing in Georgia and particularly love setting my stories here.

In the list for Fiction Novel

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Goodreads Giveaway: Death in Perspective, A Cherry Tucker Mystery #4

Enter to win 1 of 5 signed advanced copies of Cherry Tucker's fourth mystery, Death in Perspective, on Goodreads! Click the Enter to Win link below to enter. 

“Reinhart manages to braid a complicated plot into a tight and funny tale. The reader grows to love Cherry and her quirky worldview, her sometimes misguided judgment, and the eccentric characters that populate the country of Halo, Georgia. Cozy fans will love this latest Cherry Tucker mystery.” – Mary Marks, New York Journal of Books on Hijack in Abstract

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Death in Perspective by Larissa Reinhart

Death in Perspective

by Larissa Reinhart

Giveaway ends May 14, 2014.
See the giveaway details at Goodreads.
Enter to win

The curtain rises on Cherry’s debut as a high school set designer at the posh, private Peerless Day Academy. Cherry’s been hired to design scenery for an avant garde adaptation of Romeo and Juliet, but the theater teacher's hoping Cherry can also turn the spotlight on a malicious bully who’s sending poisonous texts to the faculty. The director’s got his own drama to hide, and the phantom texter seems eager to spill school secrets. When a school secretary's death is ruled a suicide, Cherry suspects foul play. The phantom bully may be using blackmail to rid the school of unwanted staff, urging a Montague-Capulet styled showdown.

With Deputy Luke Harper wanting to return as Cherry’s leading man, he’s eager to assist her efforts in fingering the phantom culprit, but Cherry fears family secrets may doom them to the role of star-crossed lovers. Offstage, Cherry’s searching for her missing brother who’s fixed on a vendetta against Luke’s stepfamily, so she instead turns to the local, foreign racketeer, Max Avtaikin, for assistance. With the bully waiting for a murderous encore and her own family skeletons to hide, Cherry scrambles to find her brother and the mysterious texter before the phantom decides its curtains for Cherry and forces her to take a final bow. 

***Good luck to all who enter the giveaway!****

Friday, April 4, 2014

New Title for Cherry Tucker! THE BODY IN THE LANDSCAPE

Death in Perspective, Cherry Tucker #4, doesn't release until June, yet here we are announcing the title for #5! Welcome to the revolving door of publishing! 

My editor at Henery Press and I are so excited to announce the title for #5, The Body in the Landscape, which will be out in 2015. The setting for this Cherry Tucker mystery is at a hunting lodge, allowing Cherry to paint en plein air among plenty of weapons, suspects, and motives for murder. This weekend my family and I are headed to Flat Creek Lodge for a research trip. The mystery won't be set at Flat Creek (which is about an hour from Savannah), but they have graciously agreed to let me pester them for inside information on running the lodge (and hopefully don't mind a few questions about the best places to hide a body). 

Have any of you vacationed at a hunting lodge? Any good stories you want to share or some insider tips that might be helpful for my research?