Tidings of Murder and Woe

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Julia Moreland, CEO of a big oil company, has a secret to announce to the press, but someone's sending her threatening notes to keep her mouth shut. Anna Nolan’s boss, Magdalena, is dating Julia’s stepson. Soon she’s turning to Anna for help, but a third criminal investigation in one year is more than Anna’s nerves can handle. A real page-turner with plenty of plot twists, humour, and romance. More

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About Cathy Spencer

Award-winning Canadian author Cathy Spencer lives in Ontario with her husband, an actor/teacher.

Cathy is the author of the Anna Nolan mystery series featuring an amateur sleuth who works as an administrative assistant for a fictitious university. Book One, Framed for Murder, was the winner of the 2014 Bony Blithe Mystery Award. In it, Anna discovers the body of her ex-husband while out for a walk one evening, and quickly becomes the focus of his murder investigation. Book Two in the series, Town Haunts, is set at Halloween. Cemetery custodian Sherman Mason asks for help from Anna and her friends when he hears his dead wife calling to him from beyond the grave. In the third book, Tidings of Murder and Woe, Anna is looking forward to a happy Christmas when her new friend, the CEO of a big oil company, starts receiving anonymous death threats.

Cathy has also written two romances. The Affairs of Harriet Walters, Spinster, is an historical novel about a spinster whose life is turned upside when she is sent to live with a persnickety aunt after her father's death. The Dating Do-Over is a contemporary romantic comedy about a thirtyish school teacher with a sympathetic heart and lousy taste in men.

Cathy is also the author of 2 short story collections, Tall Tales Twin-Pack, Mysteries, and Tall Tales Twin-Pack, Science Fiction & Fantasy.

Connect with her online:
Website: http://cmspencer.blogspot.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CathySpencerAuthor

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Reviews

Review by: Teresa Noel on March 13, 2015 :
Tidings of Murder and Woe by: Cathy Spencer The book is about Anna Nolen an administrative assistant to Dr. Magdalena Lewis in the Kinesiology Department at Calgary's Chinook University. Anna has had a bad year so far her ex-husband was murdered in the spring and she was the top suspect. And another murderaround Halloween. Julia Moreland owner of Westmore Resources an oil comapny and Golden Farm Fertilizer has been murdered by water hemlock poisoning, is the step mother to Warren, Magdalena's boyfriend. Latona Taylor Julia's personal assistant is also murdered. Magdalena asks Anna for her help during the investigation and Anna tells her no, but when Warren is arrested for Julia's murder a distraught Magdalena comes to Anna again who then agrees to help. Almost everyone in this book becomes a suspect at some point in the book. The suspect list grows with almost every turn of the page. If you like who done its with lots of twists and turns you should grab a copy if this book. And at the end there is a tasty looking recipe for Hello Dolly Squares.
(reviewed 8 days after purchase)

Review by: Madonna Dolin on March 13, 2015 :
This is book 3 in the Anna Nolan series and the only one I have read so far. All the books appear to be standalone but I think you would get the full effect reading the whole set. It took me a bit to catch up with who's who because there are a lot of people in the book.. Once I got into it though, I loved the story line and had to keep reading. Its one of those books where you are sure you know who did it and then you change your mind about a dozen times. Basically everyone could have done it, poor Julia was surrounded by some not very nice people. Now I need to go back and read the first 2 books so I can see how Anna got into solving mysteries. Other than the sheer volume of characters, I enjoyed this book quite a bit.

I received this product in exchange for my honest and unbiased feedback.
(reviewed 8 days after purchase)

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