Friday, January 13, 2017

Towhee Get Your Gun - Spotlight & Giveaway


Towhee Get Your Gun
by J.R. Ripley

2nd in Series
Lyrical Underground (January 3, 2017)
288 Pages


When Birds & Bees owner Amy Simms volunteers to act in a local production of Annie, Get Your Gun, she finds herself upstaged by a killer waiting in the wings . . .
Who’s got time for birdwatching? Amy has enough to do running her shop, fighting attempts by the town planning commission to demolish her old Victorian house, and rescuing an injured towhee. Yet somehow she allows herself to get roped into performing in the Ruby Lake, North Carolina, community theater’s new musical after some cast members get injured by mysterious mishaps. The production seems plagued by bad luck, but events turn tragic when a member of the company is found murdered in a locked dressing room.
Trading in her binoculars for a magnifying glass, Amy steps into the role of amateur sleuth and soon discovers the victim ruffled a lot of feathers. With a flock of suspects, Amy will need to beat the bushes before the cagey killer takes flight. After all, the show must go on . . .

About The Author:

J.R. Ripley is the pen name of Glenn Meganck, the critically acclaimed author of the Tony Kozol mystery series. As a member of the Mystery Writers of America, he has chaired the Edgar committee for Best Original Paperback novel and served on the Best Short Story Committee. As a member of the International Association of Crime Writers, he has served on the Hammett Award committee for Best Novel. When not writing books, Glenn is writing songs, often singing them to the consternation of his audience and neighbors, or involved in one of his many passions, none of which have involved any of the dead bodies that seem to keep cropping up in his mysteries. For more information about him, visit

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  1. FYI the Twitter link for Glenn (@GlennMeganckX) is broken. I follow @GlennMegan.

  2. I love birds and mysteries so this sounds like a book I would enjoy. Thanks for the opportunity to learn more about this series.

  3. Sounds like a fun series, I hadn't heard of it, I will have to look into getting the first book. Love birds, the only watching I do though is watching them at my bird feeders.

  4. Looks like a fun cozy. Thanks for the opportunity.

  5. New author and series to me. My grandmother used to be a bird watcher but I don't think she investigated any murders.

  6. I enjoy mysteries set around theatre.