Thursday, October 20, 2011

Blog Tour and Review: Bears With Us by Marilyn Meredith

  • Paperback: 220 pages
  • Publisher: Mundania Press LLC (August 16, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1606592645
  • ISBN-13: 978-1606592649



Product Description

Tempe Crabtree is the resident deputy of Bear Creek, a small mountain community in the southern Sierra. Her continuing interest in the spiritual side of her heritage often causes unrest in her marriage to her minister husband. In Bears With Us, Tempe has her hands full when bears turn up in and around her town, becoming a threat to kids and adults when an elderly woman is horrifically killed. But are bears really responsible, or is there something else afoot? 

Read an excerpt and see the rest of the Tour schedule HERE

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About the Author

Marilyn Meredith is the author of over thirty published novels, many award winning, including the Deputy Tempe Crabtree mystery series. Bears With Us is the latest release. Writing as F. M. Meredith, her latest Rocky Bluff P.D. crime novel is Angel Lost, the third from Oak Tree Press. Marilyn is a member of EPIC, Four chapters of Sisters in Crime, including the Central Coast chapter, Mystery Writers of America, and on the board of the Public Safety Writers of America. She’s also a been an instructor at many writing conferences including the Maui Writers Retreat, Central Coast Writing Conference and many others.
Visit Marilyn online at and her blog at

CONTEST DETAILS: Would you like to be immortalized in print? Marilyn Meredith is running a contest during her BEARS WITH US virtual book tour. Whoever leaves a comment on the most blog sites during the tour, will have his or her name used for a character in Marilyn’s next book. Please visit for her entire schedule. Good luck!

My Review

This is the first book of Marilyn Meredith's that I have read and it definitely will not be my last.  I really enjoyed the writing style of Ms. Meredith and found her mystery, Bears With Us, to be a realistic and plausible tale.  I liked the main character, Deputy Tempe Crabtree, and the setting in the California Sierras is one of my favorite places.  And the cover art is just gorgeous.

Bears who have been denied their usual food supply are terrorizing the neighborhood searching out food in the garbage and in people's homes.   Suspected burglars turn out to be bears and a suspected bear attack is not what it seems!   There is also a side story about a family with something to hide.  Tempe Crabtree along with her husband Pastor Hutch are in the middle of everything that happens in their small community of Bear Creek.

Good story and a good book to while away a cold autumn day. 


  1. Thanks for the great review of Marilyn's latest Deputy Tempe Crabtree mystery. I'm glad you enjoyed it.

    Readers can find a trailer for the book at

    Good luck to all who enter the contest.


  2. Thank you for the review, I do appreciate it.


  3. I'm currently reading Bears With Us, and enjoying every word. Great book, great author, great blog and reviewer!

  4. Looks like you have another winner here, Marilyn. It sound like something I'd enjoy reading.

  5. Great review Marilyn. It's on my list to get. I love the Rocky Bluff mysteries but need to get started with Tempe.
    W.S. Gager on Writing

  6. Hi, Earl, I had lots of fun writing this one.

    Wendy, the Tempe series is much different from the RBPD series.