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Murder & Mayhem in Goose Pimple Junction
Goose Pimple Junction Mysteries Book 1
by Amy Metz
Genre: Cozy Mystery
253 pages
When Tess Tremaine starts a new life in the colorful town of Goose Pimple
Junction, curiosity leads her to look into a seventy-five-year-old
murder. Suddenly she’s learning the foreign language of southern
speak, resisting her attraction to local celebrity Jackson Wright,
and dealing with more mayhem than she can handle.
A bank robbery, murder, and family tragedy from the 1930s are pieces of
the mystery that Tess attempts to solve. As she gets close to the
truth, she encounters danger, mystery, a lot of southern charm, and a
new temptation for which she’s not sure she’s ready.
Heroes & Hooligans in Goose Pimple Junction
Goose Pimple Junction Mysteries Book 2
299 pages
Goose Pimple Junction is just recovering from a kidnapping and a murder,
its first major crimes in years, when trouble begins anew. Life is
turned upside down in the quirky little southern town with the
arrival of several shifty hooligans: A philandering husband intent on
getting his wife back, another murderer loose in town, a stalker
intent on frightening Martha Maye, and a thief who’s stealing the
town blind of their pumpkins, pies, and peace. Together, they’re
scaring the living daylights out of the residents and keeping the new
police chief busier than a set of jumper cables at a redneck picnic.
Suddenly, he has his hands full trying to apprehend a killer, stop a
stalker, and fight his feelings for the damsel in distress.

Short & Tall Tales in Goose Pimple Junction
Goose Pimple Junction Mysteries Book 3
127 pages
This is not your average Southern town. With a hint of mystery and a lot
of laughs, you’ll catch a glimpse of everyday life in Goose Pimple
Junction in this short story compilation. Five short stories, one
novella, and three recipes will give you more of the unique charm of
Goose Pimple Junction, make you laugh, and have your mouth watering.
If you want a feel-good read, you’ve come to the right place. Grab
some sweet tea and escape to Goose Pimple Junction.

Rogues & Rascals in Goose Pimple Junction
Goose Pimple Junction Mysteries Book 4
246 pages
Sweet Southern belle Caledonia Culpepper and hit woman in training Wynona
Baxter come up against crooked lawyers, restless husbands, a teenage
hoodlum . . . it seems there are rogues and rascals everywhere you
look in Goose Pimple Junction. When their paths cross, they prove
there isn’t a rogue or a rascal who can keep a good woman down. Mama
always said there’d be days like this . . .
 Guest Post:

What is something unique/quirky about you?
As an introverted introvert, I hate crowds, so I grocery shop after 10:00 pm. The only time I hate doing that is in the winter when it’s really cold.

Tell us something really interesting that’s happened to you!

Last April, I had brain surgery–twice. I’d had headaches for about two weeks that turned out to be blood clots completely filling my venous sinus cavity and cutting off the blood vessels. I had emergency surgery, then proceeded to have two strokes and another surgery. I had about a month of rehab and family babying me, and about six-seven months of recuperation. I could do with a less interesting year.

What are some of your pet peeves?
Oh, there are so many. Mean people; People who tell me they’ve been meaning to read my book, but . . . ; Tailgaters, and I don’t mean the football fan kind; Wintertime; Misuse of the words “me” and “I”; Confusion of the words “to,” “two,” and “too;” Misusage of “your” and you’re;” When people put two spaces after a period; Calories; Critical people; Pessimistic people . . . man, I could be here all day . . .

Where were you born/grew up at?

I was born in Owensboro, Kentucky but moved to Louisville just before first grade. I’ve lived in Louisville pretty much ever since then, except for four years of college and two years after that. But always in Kentucky.

Who is your hero and why?

My hero is Tom because he is always there for me and would do anything for me. You don’t find that often. And he found the Indiana Popcorn that I like so much and is so hard to find.

What are you passionate about these days?

My kids. Tom. Politics.

What do you do to unwind and relax?

Netflix and needlepoint! I’m addicted to the two. And they must be done together.

Describe yourself in 5 words or less!

Mom, writer, introvert, Netflix-watching needlepointer.

When did you first consider yourself a writer?
I started writing in 2009, but I don’t think I called myself a writer until after my first book was published in 2012.

Do you have a favorite movie?

Princess Bride.

Which of your novels can you imagine made into a movie?

All of them! I have had readers tell me they would love to see the GPJ books in movie form, and recently I even had a man tell me that in an email (it’s usually women). Some think the books would be perfect for the Hallmark channel. Hallmark, are you listening?

Amy Metz is the author of the Goose Pimple Junction mystery series. She
is a former first grade teacher and the mother of two sons. When not
writing, enjoying her family, or surfing Pinterest, Amy can usually
be found with a mixing spoon, camera, or book in one hand and a glass
of sweet tea in the other. Amy lives in Louisville, Kentucky and
loves a good Southern phrase.
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Escape Claws
A Cat Lady Mystery
by Linda Reilly
Genre: Cozy Mystery
204 pages
Here, killer, killer, killer . . .
For the first time in sixteen years, Lara Caphart has returned to her
hometown of Whisker Jog, New Hampshire. She wants to reconnect with
her estranged Aunt Fran, who’s having some difficulty looking after
herself—and her eleven cats. Taking care of a clowder of kitties is
easy, but keeping Fran from being harassed by local bully Theo Barnes
is hard. The wealthy builder has his sights set on Fran’s property,
and is determined to make her an offer she doesn’t dare refuse.
Then Lara spots a blue-eyed ragdoll cat that she swears is the
reincarnation of her beloved Blue, her childhood pet. Pursuing the
feline to the edge of Fran’s yard, she stumbles upon the body of
Theo Barnes, clearly a victim of foul play. To get her and Fran off
the suspect list, Lara finds herself following the cat’s clues in
search of a killer. Is Blue’s ghost really trying to help her solve
a murder, or has Lara inhaled too much catnip?
Armed with a degree in Criminal Justice, Linda Reilly once contemplated a
career in law enforcement. But life took a twist, and instead she
found her niche in real estate closings and title examinations, where
the dusty tomes in the Registry of Deeds enticed her into solving
mysteries of a different sort. A dyed-in-the-wool New Englander,
Linda lives in New Hampshire with her husband, who affectionately
calls her “Nose-in-a-Book.” A member of Sisters in Crime
and Mystery Writers of America, she loves solving mysteries of the
cozy type. When she’s not pounding away at her keyboard, she can
usually be found prowling the shelves of a local bookstore or
library.

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