Friday, September 28, 2012

Blog Tour, Review and Giveaway: Death on a Longship by Marsali Taylor

  • File Size: 793 KB
  • Print Length: 272 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Attica Books (August 15, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008YU7TKC

Book Description

When she talks her way into a job skippering a Viking longship for a Hollywood film, Cass Lynch thinks her big break has finally arrived - even though it means returning home to the Shetland Islands, a place she hasn't set foot on since she ran away as a teenager to pursue her dreams of sailing. When a dead woman turns up on the boat’s deck, Cass, her past and her family come under suspicion from the disturbingly shrewd Detective Inspector Macrae. Cass must call on all her local knowledge of Shetland, the wisdom gained from years of sailing, and her glamorous, French opera singer mother to clear herself and her family of suspicion - and to catch the killer before Cass becomes the next victim.

About The Author

Marsali Taylor grew up near Edinburgh, and came to Shetland as a newly-qualified teacher. She is currently a part-time teacher on Shetland’s scenic west side, living with her husband and two Shetland ponies. Marsali is a qualified STGA tourist-guide who is fascinated by history, and has published plays in Shetland’s distinctive dialect, as well as a history of women's suffrage in Shetland. She's also a keen sailor who enjoys exploring in her own 8m yacht, and an active member of her local drama group.   

About The Giveaway

Marsali is giving away THREE prizes; a copy of Death on a Longship at each blog stop on her tour, a 1st place grand prize giveaway at the end of the tour of some silver Viking-inspired jewelry from the Shetland Islands, and a 2nd place $15 Amazon gift card. 

1)      To win a book: leave a comment on this blog post to be entered to win a book (open internationally for ebook or the US, UK, and Canada for a print book). Be sure to leave your email address in the comments so we can contact you if you’re the lucky winner. This giveaway ends five days after the post goes live.
2)      To win Viking-inspired Jewelry OR a $15 Amazon gift card: Click the link to go to the contest’s website and enter the Rafflecopter at the bottom of the post. A first and second place lucky winner will be selected on October 1st. First place person gets to choose which grand prize he/she wants. The second place person gets the remaining grand prize. Open to every country. 

My Review

You cannot go wrong with this delight of mystery!  It is available for $4.99 in the Amazon Kindle store.  You also have a chance to win your copy by leaving a comment below including your email.  It would be extra nice if you followed me as well if you don't already!  

The heroine of Death on a Longship is sailing obsessed!  I must confess that I have never been on a sailboat but the author brings sailing to life for the reader.  I saw a lot of sailboats on a recent trip to Florida and I must say that it looked very inviting!

The author, Marsali Taylor, also brings the Shetland Islands to life for the reader.  I cannot wait to visit Scotland some day and the Shetland Islands are definitely on my list!  The book has a murder, Vikings, Hollywood movies, oil money, wind farms and suspense!  Wind farms are a very current topic these days...I love it when authors keep things current and relevant to today's issues as well as presenting us with a mystery to solve.

Plenty of twists to keep the reader interested!  Try to win a copy below....

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