Thursday, January 7, 2016

Midnight on the Mississippi by Mary Ellis Including a GIVEAWAY

Midnight on the Mississippi begins the new Secrets of the South Mysteries from bestselling author Mary Ellis. These complex crime dramas follow an investigator’s quest to make the world a better place…solving one case at a time.

Midnight on the MississippiNew Orleans—Hunter Galen, a stock and securities broker, suspects his business partner, James Nowak, may be involved in embezzling their clients’ money, but he’s reluctant to jeopardize their friendship based on suspicion alone. After James turns up dead, Hunter realizes his unwillingness to confront a problem may have cost James his life.
Nicki Price, a newly minted PI, intends to solve the stockbroker’s murder, recover the missing millions from the client accounts, and establish herself in the career she adores. As she ferrets out fraud and deception at Galen Investments, Hunter’s fiancée, Ashley Menard, rubs Nicki the wrong way. Nicki doesn’t trust the ostentatious woman with an agenda longer than the Mississippi
River. Ashley seems to be hiding something, but is Nicki’s growing attraction to Hunter—a suspected murderer—her true reason for disliking Ashley?
As they encounter sophisticated shell games, blackmail, and murder, Nicki and Hunter’s only option is to turn to God as they search for answers, elude lethal danger, and perhaps discover love along the way.

Available through Harvest HouseAmazon

About the Author:
Mary Ellis is the bestselling author of many books, including A Widow's Hope, An Amish Family Reunion, andLiving in Harmony. She and her husband live in central Ohio, where they try to live a simpler style of life.
www.maryellis.net

I was blessed with this book by the Harvest House Publishers in exchange for my honest review. I am not required to review the book in a positive manner.

My Thoughts:
Thrilling, nerve-racking, often intense, are just a few of the words I am using to describe this novel. Hunter Galen, a well-known business man, high society name in New Orleans, finds his partner dead. And to top it off, guess who is being accused of committing the crime. Even after suspecting that his partner, James, may have been up to know good, Hunter tried to ignore it, until now. James was his friend - or was he?

Nicki Price, country gal from Mississippi, is direly in need of a job. With her recently acquired PI license, and hopefully soon to be acquired carrying permit, she barges her way into her cousin's New Orleans office demanding to be hired. When her plans go a bit amiss, she weasels her way into her cousins newest case - Hunter's murder of his friend James- using her PI skills or ... something like that. To the amazement of both Hunter and her cousin, she is actually pretty good at investigating. So good, she is rubbing people the wrong way, and finds herself in danger numerous times.

Will they discover who the real killer is before someone else gets killed? Full of twists and turns, surprises, and a few narrow escapes, Mary Ellis takes you on a thrilling roller coaster ride of adventure. This is my first Mary Ellis book. For me it was a quick read, once I got started. Honestly, I had a hard time putting it down, and found myself often reading when I really should have been doing other "more important" things. I totally enjoyed this book. The plot, as well as, the subplot were extremely well written. And I was somewhat surprised at the end result. Mary definitely kept me guessing.

GIVEAWAY
To Enter:
Just leave a comment on this post sharing whether or not you have read any books by Mary Ellis. If so, I would love to hear your favorite.
Winner will be announced February 1st.
Please leave your email in safe format so I can contact you if you are selected. Lack of contact information will result in another winner being chosen. 
Seasons of Opportunities will ship book to winner via USPS mail (but cannot be held responsible for lost items). Winner has 72 hours to claim the prize before another winner is selected.
U.S. entries only. 18 and over please. 
This giveaway is not associated with any social media network. 

8 comments:

  1. Amy, I'm not big on suspense, but the southern setting is a natural draw and your review clinched it. Sometimes I'm in the mood for a book you can hardly put down for those "more important" things you mentioned. Glad you chose to read this one.

    cjarvis [at] bellsouth [dot] net

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    1. I love suspense, as long as it doesn't hit too close to home. There are certain ones, I just can't seem to read. Thanks for entering Carole.

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  2. I haven't read any by her yet, but as usual you have made me want to read it!
    rachelATbledsoeDOTnet

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    1. Rachel, You'll love it!! I am sure about that.

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  3. Suspense and mysteries are so exciting to read! chickiebrewer1atgmaildotcom

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    1. I think you would enjoy this one, it sure keeps you on your toes, Chickie. Thanks for entering

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  4. I haven't read any Mary Ellis books yet. Since I am a fan of the mystery/suspense genre, I will be adding her name to the list of authors I need to read.

    Thank you for offering this giveaway.

    phoneticpanda(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. If you are a fan of suspense and mystery then you will like her! Good luck. Thanks for stopping by and entering.

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