Thursday, July 8, 2010

Trapped on Mystery Island Review & Giveaway (ends 7/23)





















Amazon Product Description. The first of a series of mystery thrillers, featuring Police Sergeant Merryll Manning of the Paradise Police Department. (Paradise is the author's fictional capital city of Florida, and is not based on Miami). The action takes place on an otherwise deserted island in the Florida Keys, where a number of guests assemble in an old Dominican Priory for a "mystery weekend".

Review.
When a real murder occurs during the murder mystery weekend on Paradise Island the guests/players get more than they bargained for: a mystery their lives depend on solving. Because for the duration of the weekend they are marooned on the island with the murderer until Mr. Mystery (the host) returns.

Lucky for the participants one of the attendees is police sergeant Meryll Manning. He enlisted in the mystery adventure to please his petulant girlfriend Susan and claim the $5,000 prize. However, he is soon is in charge of determining who of the cast of misfits has done the deed. Manning is a colorful character who fights with the other guests (including a priest); is in a love-hate relationship with his girlfriend; but also possess a razor sharp mind. Mystery lovers will enjoy the quirky characters and should find this book a suspenseful read that keeps one guessing until the very end.

Trapped on Mystery Island, the first in the mystery series, is a classic whodunit!


Giveaway Rules: John Howard Reid, the author of Trapped on Mystery Island, has generously provided two copies for giveaway. In addition, this giveaway is open to all – so international readers feel free to toss your hat into the ring!

Entry: Comment with your email address in the body of the comment (you can list it as mary123 (at) yahoo(dot)com). If you do not list your email address your entry will not count.

Extra Entry: Sign up to follow my blog (or let me know that you are a current follower). NOTE: This extra entry MUST be left in a separate comment or it will not count.

Giveaway ends July 23rd. Good Luck!


Publisher: Lulu.com (June 24, 2008), 200 pages.
Review copy provided courtesy of the author.

14 comments:

  1. Whoo hoo count me in. I love classic whodunnits!

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  2. Sounds really good. Thanks. I'm going to pass on the contest.

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  3. I love a classic whodunnit! :-)

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  4. And, I'm a follower.

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  5. I love a good mystery, count me in.

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  6. I follow by google reader.

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  7. I really want to attend murder mystery weekend sometime. Reading about one is almost as good. I could skip the real murder if I attend one though! LOL

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  8. I'm a follower.

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  9. sounds like a good mystery. thanks for the giveaway

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  10. This sounds like my kind of read - I'd love to be entered!

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  11. I'm a follower too!

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  12. I'd love to win a copy.

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  13. Please enter me.
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  14. I am a follower.
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