Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Great Escapes Blog Tour and Giveaway: Double Duplicity (Shandra Higheagle Mystery, #1) by Paty Jager

Tour Participants

April 22 – readalot – Review
April 23 – A Blue Million Books – Interview
April 24 – Shelley’s Book Case – Review, Guest Post
April 25 – Christa Reads and Writes – Review
April 26 – Frankie Bow – Interview, Guest Post
April 27 – View from the Birdhouse – Guest Post
April 28 – Community Bookstop – Review
April 29 – MysteriesEtc – Review
April 30 – Lori’s Reading Corner – Guest Post
May 1 – Laura’s Interests – Review
May 2 –  Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book – Spotlight 
May 3 – Brooke Blogs – Review
May 4 – Ninja Librarian – Review


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1792 KB
  • Print Length: 244 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Windtree Press (Jan. 10 2015)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English

Book Description

 On the eve of the biggest art event at Huckleberry Mountain Resort, potter Shandra Higheagle finds herself in the middle of a murder investigation. She’s ruled out as a suspect, but now it’s up to her to prove the friend she witnessed fleeing the scene was just as innocent. With help from her recently deceased Nez Perce grandmother, Shandra becomes more confused than ever but just as determined to discover the truth.

Detective Ryan Greer prides himself on solving crimes and refuses to ignore a single clue, including Shandra Higheagle’s visions. While Shandra is hesitant to trust her dreams, Ryan believes in them and believes in her. 

Can the pair uncover enough clues for Ryan to make an arrest before one of them becomes the next victim?


About the Author

Wife, mother, grandmother, and the one who cleans pens and delivers the hay; award winning author Paty Jager and her husband currently ranch 350 acres when not dashing around visiting their children and grandchildren.  She not only writes the western lifestyle, she lives it.​

She writes historical and contemporary westerns along with historical paranormal romance and has recently published an action adventure romance series and a mystery series.


2008 Perfectly Good Nanny won Eppie for Best Contemporary Romance 
2010 Spirit of the Mountain placed 1st in the paranormal category of the Lories Best Published Book Contest

2011 Spirit of the Lake finalled in the Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence

2013 Secrets of a Mayan Moon won Winner of the Reader's Crown Award

Twelve Things About Paty

Why twelve?

1.  Twelve is my favorite number.  It's the day of the month I married my always entertaining husband. 
2.  I drove in a powder-puff derby and had a great time smashing cars.
3.  At one time my parents called me Jill-of-all-trades because I'd had such a varied array of jobs: waitress, store clerk, doctor's office receptionist, vacuum cleaner sales person, toy stocker and sandwich maker. 
4.  I fell off a horse when I was thirteen and broke my collar bone, but didn't know about the break until a doctor noticed the mended bones when I was having a physical to go to college. 
5.  I have to have a cup of hot chocolate in the morning or my day doesn't go well. ;)
6.  I've skinny dipped at night by the light of the moon.
7.  Don't tell my husband, but i do like it when he buys hay equipment for my presents. 
8.  We never made it to our honeymoon.  The car broke down and hubby got a call for work so he went to work to pay for the car's repairs. 
9.  My favorite desert is cheesecake.
10.  The smell of a horse takes me back to summer days riding the mountain behind our house. 
11.  I went barefoot all the time while growing up.  I'd even walk in the snow to my grandmother's house 50 feet from our house barefoot. 
12.  I write about the West and Native Americans because I like to write about the strong, the brave, and the injustices.  


My Review

Double Duplicity is the first book in the Shandra Higheagle Mystery series by new-to-me author Paty Jager. Mystery, romance, small town, and native American heritage combine to make a compelling read.

Set in Huckleberry, Idaho, this novel touches on the Nez Perce ancestry of Shandra Higheagle. Shandra is a gifted artist whose pottery is for sale at the premier galleries in Huckleberry.  Detective Ryan Greer has his sights set on solving the murder mystery around a gallery owner's murder as well as on beauty Shandra Higheagle. There are a few twists to keep things interesting...many of Huckleberry's residents seem to have led interesting lives in big city Seattle in the past.

Overall a good, fast read with a satisfying mystery and interesting characters. I do recommend giving Double Duplicity a read.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for being part of my blog tour! I'm glad you enjoyed Double Duplicity. There are two more available in the series. Tarnished Remains and Deadly Aim.