Monday, October 19, 2015

Cynthia St-Pierre and Melodie Campbell A KILLER NECKLACE Launch Party

The Showcase is a special feature of the Author's Spotlight. It is designed to highlight Spotlight author's NEW releases and their soon to be released novels.

The HBS Author's Spotlight SHOWCASES Cynthia St-Pierre & Melodie Campbell's New Book: A Killer Necklace

Today our blog puts the Spotlight on Author Cynthia St-Pierre. She is the an award-winning Mystery writer. AND award-winning Author Melodie Campbell. She is the Executive Director of Crime Writers of Canada. Also, she is the author of the THE GODDAUGHTER mob caper series and bestselling Rowena fantasy series.

A Killer Necklace
Fashionation with Mystery Book 2

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Who is the dead woman at the bottom of the stairs?

When Weather Network star Gina Monroe arrives in Black Currant Bay for her wedding shower, all is bliss. But happiness turns to horror when Gina and close friend Becki find the hostess with her head bashed in.

Strange things come to light when Gina and Becki are asked to sort through the dead woman’s belongings. Just who was this woman? And why did frumpy Louisa have a closet full of vintage couturier clothes?

As the investigation continues, the danger increases. Arson reveals the hiding place of a fabulous sapphire necklace, which leads to more questions and ramps up the risk for Gina and Becki. A killer is determined to keep the identity of the dead woman a secret—even if it means killing again.

Excerpt from A Killer Necklace

Chapter 1

Shivering is an involuntary physical reaction to temperature. Same with the sweat on my forehead. Humidity.

Tony tried to push down all thoughts that were extraneous to the job at hand—finding Gina.

Entering the one large room, dimly lit by two tiny windows set high in the concrete walls, he flipped the switch on the wall to his left. The glare of bare fluorescents created more contrast, is all. Brighter lights. Deeper shadows.

Despite his training, his heart pumped like he was running uphill.

He always overcame fear with preparation, with experience. But this wasn’t fear; this was irrational terror, on behalf of someone he loved more than life itself.


She had been investigating a murder. The body of a woman found in a basement, like this one. Now Gina had been forcibly taken.

He tried to convince himself that he had the strength, the training to deal with whatever he found.

Then he stepped forward.

Author: Cynthia St-Pierre

Author Genre: Mystery

Author's Blog: Fashionation With Mystery
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Twitter: @stpierrecynthia
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Author Description:
In marketing Cynthia wrote promotional, packaging and communications materials; penned articles for business periodicals; and a chapter of "How to Successfully Do Business in Canada". Currently a member of Crime Writers of Canada, she has one award for fiction and has been a writing contest judge. Best of all for a mystery writer, Cynthia has received a York Regional Police Citizens Awareness Program certificate, presented and signed by Julian Fantino, former Commissioner of the Ontario Provincial Police.

Cynthia grows vegetables in her backyard, makes recipes with tofu, and speaks English-accented French with husband Yves. Visit Cynthia's blog (in the voice of character Becki Green) at

Author: Melodie Campbell

Author Genre: Humor, Fantasy, Mystery

Author's Blog: Melodie Campbell
Twitter: @MelodieCampbell
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Author Description:
CODE NAME:GYPSY MOTH just released! "a worthy tribute to Douglas Adams"

THE GODDAUGHTER'S REVENGE has won the 2014 DERRINGER AWARD for crime novella and the 2014 ARTHUR ELLIS AWARD in Canada!

Billed as Canada's "Queen of Comedy" by the Toronto Sun (Jan. 5 2014,) Melodie Campbell achieved a personal best when Library Digest compared her to Janet Evanovich.

Winner of nine awards, including the Derringer (US) and Arthur Ellis (Canada) for THE GODDAUGHTER'S REVENGE, Melodie got her start writing comedy. In 1999, she opened the Canadian Humour Conference. So it's no surprise her fiction has been described by editors and reviewers as "wacky" and "laugh-out-loud funny."

Melodie has over 200 publications, 100 comedy credits, 40 short stories, and seven novels.

The Goddaughter, a comic crime caper, received the following review from Library Journal: "Campbell's comic caper is just right for Janet Evanovich fans. Wacky family connections and snappy dialogue make it impossible not to laugh." Library Journal, Sept. 2012
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1 comment:

  1. Thanks James, hi readers,

    Be sure and let Melodie and I know which you prefer, Book 1 or Book 2!