Cover Reveal: 39 Winks by Kathleen Valenti

39 Winks

Former pharmaceutical researcher Maggie O’Malley is losing sleep. Her boyfriend Constantine’s aunt is a multitasking sleepwalker who prepares meals, folds laundry and, one winter night, stumbles across her husband with his throat slit.

It’s a rude and gruesome awakening that’s upsetting to Aunt Polly. And interesting to the police.

Maggie and Constantine work to uncover who killed the cosmetic surgery mogul and why. As they dig into the lives of those who knew him best, they discover that doctoring perception has deadly side effects.

A gripping page-turner with more twists than a surgeon’s suture, 39 Winks is a tale of lies, betrayals, and greed that will keep you up at night—and looking over your shoulder.


















































39 Winks by Kathleen Valenti
is coming May 22 from Henery Press!

You can pre-order your copy this week!!

Kathleen’s Amazon Author Page


About the Author

When Kathleen Valenti isn’t writing page-turning mysteries that combine humor and suspense, she works as a nationally award-winning advertising copywriter. 39 Winks is the second of the Maggie O’Malley mystery series and follows her Agatha- and Lefty-nominated debut mystery, Protocol. Kathleen lives in Oregon with her family where she pretends to enjoy running.

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Cover Reveal!

Cover Reveal – Dead as a Doornail by Tonya Kappes

Beauty is skin deep, but ugly goes clear to the bone. And doesn’t our Sheriff Kenni Lowry know that? Well, she knows a lot of things.

Lucy Lowell takes great pride in writing negative reviews in the local newspaper for anything that does not go her way. When Lucy is found dead, it appears to be from natural causes.

But Sheriff Kenni Lowry knows there is more to it because the ghost of her grandfather, the ex-sheriff, is standing over the body.

His presence can only mean one thing: Murder!

Since Kenni’s relationship with Deputy Finn Vincent has heated up, Kenni is having trouble conducting the investigation without Finn questioning her every move.

Can Kenni unravel the mystery on her own or will she have to tell Finn the real reason she knows it was murder—the ghost of her poppa?

It’s blowin’ up a storm and only Kenni knows how it’ll end.








































Dead as a Doornail by Tonya Kappes
will be available May 15 from Henery Press!

It is Available for Pre-Order Today!!


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Help me choose a cover for the next Molly Barda mystery, The Black Thumb.

The Black Thumb

When Professor Molly Barda witnesses a gruesome incident at the Pua Kala Gardening Club, she has no intention of playing amateur detective. But when she’s pulled into the murder investigation, she begins to uncover the tragic truth behind a century-old haunting. The Black Thumb is an exploration of love, gardening, death, house-hunting, mistaken identity, rebound relationships, well-meaning parents, Albanian food, and ghosts.

 The Black Thumb is Book #3 of the Molly Barda Mysteries. Which cover do you prefer?


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The Musubi Murder Cover Reveal!

Mahalo to my publisher, Five Star/Cengage, and to Ed and Deirdre at Encircle Graphic for a fabulous cover design!

A book cover has to grab your attention, and in a fraction of a second, tell you what kind of reading experience you’re in for. This cover clearly and colorfully signals a lighthearted murder mystery set in Hawaii. There’s a skull, which portends a murder, but the way it’s drawn, it’s not a super- scary skull. The foliage, fruit, and (of course) Spam musubis convey the lush abundance and the eclectic culture of the Hawaiian islands. The sushi grass poking out from under the musubis is a nice visual counterpoint to the palm fronds on top.

If I were browsing, I would definitely pick this one up! 

The Musubi Murder is available for preorder now from Amazon.

Hardcover design

Cover Design Contains Actual Spam Musubis!