Today’s book promotion comes from Jane Bennett Munro and her book called Too Much Blood. If you like mysteries, take a look below. You might just find another book for your “to read” pile!
Book: Too Much Blood
Author: Jane Bennett Munro
Publisher: iUniverse (Editor’s Choice)
Format: Paperback, Kindle, and Nook
Contains some strong language, which may not be appropriate for teens
Pathologist Toni Day returns in this gory tale of sex, greed, and murder. Jay Braithwaite Burke, a sleazy lawyer who embroiled the entire medical staff in a investment scam that turned out to be a Ponzi scheme, declared bankruptcy and fled the state, has turned up dead, and Toni is called to do the autopsy. She finds that Jay bled to death due to an overdose of an anticoagulant drug.
Things become more complicated when Jay’s family moves in across the street, their house burns down, they all move in with Jay’s partner’s wife. Coincidentally, Jay’s law office also burns down, putting Jay’s partner, Lance, into the hospital with smoke inhalation. Lance also dies mysteriously, and Toni and her partner, Mike Leonard, find at autopsy that Lance bled to death just like Jay.
In the meantime, Jay’s wife and her children become ill with a mysterious hemorrhagic illness, and they end up in the hospital. A series of house fires keeps the Burke family on the move until they finally end up at Toni’s house.
To complicate matters further, Christmas is coming, Toni thinks her husband is having an affair, her mother comes to visit, and a stepdaughter shows up she didn’t know she had.
Who’s setting the fires and why? What’s causing the mysterious illness casting a bloody pall over the holiday season? Could they be related? Do they have anything to do with the fortune hinted at in the two lawyers’ wills?
Toni finds that the answers lie in a plot that was hatched nearly two decades earlier; and in doing so, nearly loses both her house and her life.
Where did you get your idea for this story?
Back in the eighties, our medical staff and many others were ensnared in a leasing company scheme that fell apart five years later, leaving my colleagues and partners owing beaucoup bucks to the IRS in back taxes, penalties, and interest. I updated it to a Ponzi scheme to make it timely.
I want to thank Jane Bennett Munro for allowing me to promote her book on my blog. I hope this post has inspired you to go out and read Too Much Blood!