Wednesday, March 17, 2010


Roxy Abruzzo is working in the architectural-salvage business, salvaging items from the burned out remains of Julius Hyde’s home when she spies a statue in the yard. Roxy removes the statue from the property without anyone’s knowledge or consent. It probably wouldn’t have become a huge issue except for the fact that Julius Hyde ends up murdered and suddenly everyone’s on the trail of Hyde’s murderer and that statue.

OUR LADY OF IMMACULATE DECEPTION is Nancy Martin’s first book in her new series. This is a cute novel full of quirky characters. Roxy’s desperate attempts to stay away from her crime boss uncle’s “business” seem to be thwarted at every turn. At the core of her character, she wants to do the right thing, but sometimes the wrong thing will provide the funds to do the right thing and ethical dilemmas ensue.

Roxy’s eccentric Aunt Loretta, her employee Nooch, and her teen-age daughter Sage contribute to the various layers of the plot, but they also work to add dimension to Roxy’s unique character. Martin also gives ample development to the rich Hyde family: the matriarch on her death bed, the greedy corporate son, the spoiled youngest son, the evil daughter-in-law, and the drug addicted granddaughter. A dynamic cast of characters.

OUR LADY OF IMMACULATE DECEPTION has humor, drama, conniving and crime. You won’t be at a loss for entertainment with this new series.

Think OUR LADY OF IMMACULATE DECEPTION is a book you'd like to check out? Well, it just so happens that I have a copy to give away. So, if you'd like a chance to win this one, complete the form below. Unfortunately I have to restrict this contest to folks with a U.S. mailing address. I'll take entries through Monday, March 22 and draw a winner on the 23rd. If you have any questions, please feel free to leave them in the comments or email me. Good luck!


Jenn's Bookshelves March 17, 2010 at 8:36 AM  

Yay! I've been wanting to read this one!

Kay March 17, 2010 at 10:34 AM  

I've had my eye on this one for a bit and would love to win a copy. I think it might work well for my mystery book group if the library gets enough copies (always an issue). Seems like there would definitely be discussion points. :-)

Lesa March 17, 2010 at 1:17 PM  

Hi Jen. So glad you enjoyed it. And, Kay needs to know there would definitely be discussion points in this one. Fun book, wasn't it?

Missed my chance to meet your Craig Johnson on Sunday. Darn. I wanted to tell him I'm a friend of yours!

Jen Forbus March 17, 2010 at 2:25 PM  

Oh Lesa! I so wish you could have met Craig. I just know you would have LOVED him!

caite March 17, 2010 at 7:23 PM  

Glad you liked this one. It has gotten some mixed reviews but I enjoyed it and am looking forward to future books in the series.

S. Krishna March 19, 2010 at 10:50 AM  

Ooh, glad you liked this one! It sounds cute.

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