CHARACTER GUEST POST: Death, Diamonds, and Freezer Burn by Tricia L. Sanders (Cozy Mystery)

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Today, author Tricia L. Sanders has graciously provided a CHARACTER GUEST POST from Nancy where we can all get a little more insight into the hot mess that she often is!

Grime Pays Mystery Book #2

Genre: Cozy Mystery
Publisher:  Soul Mate Publishing, Inc.
Publication Date:  October 24, 2018
Number of Pages:  254

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An unwelcome visitor, an unrequited love, and a dead body create chaos in a middle-aged woman’s plan for a productive summer. 

Despite a looming divorce, an empty checkbook, and a struggling cleaning business, Cece Cavanaugh is determined to land on her own two feet. Adamant about staying a safe distance from the handsome detective who has her fantasizing about violating the morals clause in her prenuptial agreement, Cece dives headlong into her work.

Even though she has no free time to spare, Cece finds herself guilted into cleaning a hoarder’s home. Her discoveries in the condemned house are too shocking to ignore. Diamond-laden pachyderms, a secret cache of money, and a dead body lure Cece into launching an investigation that places her in direct contact with the one person she’s desperate to avoid–hunky Detective Case Alder.

With clues in hand, Cece runs down leads and eliminates suspects one by one. Her conclusion and brave accusation put a friend’s life in peril forcing Cece to hatch a plan to outsmart the killer. A daring move could either save Cece and her friend or lead to their demise.


Hey, I’m Nancy. I’ve wiggled myself back into Cece’s life. Not that I wanted to, but I had no
choice. She never expected to see me again, but it’s her fault I lost my job, so I figure she can
deal with it. Guess I should tell you a bit about myself. Though, I never reveal my age or my
weight. I will tell you ‘my girls’ are a healthy CC, and they are my very own. No enhancement in
that department. But enough about my attention-getters.

Cece and I met when she came to work for Bonafide, CSC. I thought she was a bit too goody-
goody to clean crime scenes, but she managed to pull it off. Now me, no thank you. I don’t do
blood, guts, and gore. And I don’t want to break a nail. I spend way too much time keeping
them nice looking to risk it.

I’ve been married a time or two, or maybe three, if you count the time in Vegas with the fake
Elvis. I may have had too many rum cocktails. Before I shoved my way back into Cece’s life, I
worked at Bonafide, CSC as a secretary. Mostly I filed and answered the phone. I had a lot of
time to keep my nails in good shape too. I already mentioned Cece caused me to lose my job.
Actually, the guy I worked for closed up and moved to Florida, leaving me homeless and jobless.
He had a duplex and let me live in one side. Well, he sold it and told me I had to move. Losing
my job and my home at the same time was about all I could handle. I don’t do stress, either.

Before Bonafide, I held a variety of jobs. My favorite was sort of like telemarketing. Only it was
different, these guys would call me, and I had to ask them all sorts of personal questions. It paid
the bills, and I met all sorts of interesting people. Not met as in met them personally, that was
against all the rules, but after talking so much I felt like I knew them. I knew their habits, what
they liked, what they didn’t like.

I also worked as a waitress, but that didn’t work out so well. I kept getting the orders mixed up,
and those trays were so heavy. The first two or three times I dropped one, the manger was
pretty nice about it, but eventually he made me pay for all the broken dishes. When my tab got
to be more than my weekly paycheck, I had to quit. It was costing me way too much to work

If I have my say about it, I’m going to be hanging around Cece’s for a while. She lives in a big
house and it’s only her and her one kid, so there’s plenty of room.


Tricia L. Sanders writes cozy mysteries and women’s fiction. She adds a dash of romance and a sprinkling of snark to raise the stakes. Her heroines are humorous women embarking on journeys of self-discovery all the while doing so with class, sass, and a touch of kickass.
Tricia is an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan, so don’t get between her and the television when a game is on. Currently, she is working on a mystery series set in the fictional town of Wickford, Missouri. Another project in the works is a women’s fiction road trip adventure.
A former instructional designer and corporate trainer, she traded in curriculum writing for novel writing, because she hates bullet points and loves to make stuff up. And fiction is more fun than training guides and lesson plans.


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Many thanks to Great Escapes Virtual Book Tours and Tricia Sanders! It was an absolute pleasure hosting! And be sure to check out the other stops on the tour for more opinions and extras!
October 24 – A Wytch’s Book Review Blog – CHARACTER INTERVIEW
October 24 – Devilishly Delicious Book Reviews – SPOTLIGHT
October 25 – A Blue Million Books – AUTHOR INTERVIEW
October 25 – Handcrafted Reviews – SPOTLIGHT
October 26 – Teresa Trent Author Blog – SPOTLIGHT
October 26 – Maureen’s Musings – SPOTLIGHT
October 27 – Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book – SPOTLIGHT
October 27 – Lisa Ks Book Reviews – AUTHOR INTERVIEW
October 28 – Babs Book Bistro – SPOTLIGHT
October 28 – Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers – SPOTLIGHT
October 29 – Here’s How It Happened – SPOTLIGHT
October 29 – Valerie’s Musings – AUTHOR INTERVIEW
October 30 – Mallory Heart’s Cozies – REVIEW
October 30 – Laura’s Interests – CHARACTER INTERVIEW
October 31 – The Montana Bookaholic – CHARACTER GUEST POST
October 31 – Celticlady’s Reviews – SPOTLIGHT
November 1 – Island Confidential – CHARACTER INTERVIEW
November 1 – MJB Reviewers – REVIEW, AUTHOR INTERVIEW
November 2 – StoreyBook Reviews – REVIEW
November 2 – The Book Diva’s Reads – GUEST POST
November 3 – That’s What She’s Reading – CHARACTER GUEST POST
November 3 – Cassidy’s Bookshelves – REVIEW
November 4 – Cozy Up With Kathy – CHARACTER GUEST POST
November 4 – That’s What She’s Reading – REVIEW
November 5 – Ruff Drafts – GUEST POST
November 5 – The Avid Reader – SPOTLIGHT
November 5 – Community Bookstop – REVIEW
November 6 – Brooke Blogs – SPOTLIGHT, RECIPE
November 6 – Mysteries with Character – AUTHOR INTERVIEW

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