Playing Possum

Posted: February 9, 2022 in Announcements, Blog Tour Hosting, excerpt, Partners In Crime, Recommended Reading, Showcase

Playing Possum

by Lois Schmitt

February 1-28, 2022 Virtual Book Tour


Playing Possum by Lois Schmitt

Murder, Mayhem, and Missing Animals.

When animals mysteriously disappear from the Pendwell Wildlife Refuge, former English teacher turned magazine reporter Kristy Farrell is on the case. Days later, the body of the refuge’s director is found in a grassy clearing.

Kristy, assisted by her veterinarian daughter, investigates and discovers strong motives among the suspects, including greed, infidelity, betrayal, and blackmail.

As Kristy delves further, she finds herself up against the powerful Pendwell family, especially matriarch Victoria Buckley Pendwell, chair of the refuge board of trustees, and Victoria’s son, Austin Pendwell, who is slated to run for the state senate.

But ferreting out the murderer and finding the missing animals aren’t Kristy only challenges. While researching a story on puppy mills, she uncovers criminal activity that reaches far beyond the neighborhood pet store.

Meanwhile, strange things are happening back at the refuge, and soon a second murder occurs. Kristy is thwarted in her attempts to discover the murderer by her old nemesis, the blustery Detective Wolfe.

Kristy perseveres and as she unearths shady deals and dark secrets, Kristy slowly draws the killer out of the shadows.

Praise for Playing Possum:

Lois Schmitt’s Playing Possum does cozies proud. Fresh and traditional all at once.”
-Reed Farrel Coleman, New York Times bestselling author of Sleepless City

“In her third book of the series, writer Lois Schmitt has crafted an intricately-plotted mystery full of twists and humor, with a cast of colorful characters, set in a wildlife refuge rehab center. Cozy fans, and especially followers of Schmitt’s animal lovers’ mysteries, will find great entertainment in Playing Possum.”
-Phyllis Gobbell, award-winning author of the Jordan Mayfair Mysteries

Book Details:

Genre: Cozy Mystery
Published by: Encircle Publications
Publication Date: December 8, 2021
Number of Pages: 296
ISBN: 1645993051 (ISBN13 978-1645993056) 
Series:A Kristy Farrell Animal Lovers Mystery, #3 
Purchase Links: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Goodreads

Author Bio:

Lois Schmitt

A mystery fan since she read her first Nancy Drew, Lois Schmitt combined a love of mysteries with a love of animals in her series featuring animal magazine reporter Kristy Farrell. Lois is member of several wildlife conservation and humane organizations, as well as Mystery Writers of America. She received 2nd runner-up for the Killer Nashville Claymore award for her second book in the series entitled Something Fishy, She previously served as media spokesperson for a local consumer affairs agency and currently teaches at a community college. Lois lives in Massapequa, Long Island with her family, which includes a 120 pound Bernese Mountain dog. This dog bears a striking resemblance to Archie, a dog of many breeds featured in her Kristy Farrell Mystery Series.

Catch Up With Lois Schmitt:
Instagram: @loisschmittmysteries
Twitter: @schmittmystery
Facebook: @LoisSchmittAuthor

Tour Participants:

These are the stops on the tour as of January 15th and are subject to change. Please, let me know if you have any questions.

02/01 Showcase @ Books, Ramblings, and Tea
02/02 Guest post @ Mythical Books
02/03 Showcase @ Silvers Reviews
02/04 Review @ Margaret Yelton
02/07 Guest post @ Nesies Place
02/08 Podcast interview @ Blog Talk Radio
02/08 Review @ sunny island breezes
02/09 Review @ Just Reviews
02/09 Showcase @ The Authors Harbor
02/10 Showcase @ The Bookwyrm
02/11 Showcase @ Archaeolibrarian – I Dig Good Books!
02/11 Showcase @ Brooke Blogs
02/12 Review @ Book Reviews From an Avid Reader
02/14 Showcase @ Celticladys Reviews
02/15 Review @ Pat Fayo Reviews
02/16 Review @ pettittjane
02/17 Review @ Lynchburg Reads
02/18 Showcase @ nanasbookreviews
02/21 Interview @ Quiet Fury Books
02/22 Review @ Buried Under Books
02/23 Guest post @ The Book Divas Reads
02/24 Review @ Waterside Kennels Mysteries
02/27 Review @ A Room Without Books is Empty
02/28 Review @ flightnurse70_book_reviews

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  1. Wendy B says:

    Thanks so much for showcasing this great sounding book!


  2. lois Schmitt says:

    Thanks for a great showcasing of my book


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