Thursday, September 26, 2013

Trudy, Madly, Deeply (A Working Stiffs: Mystery #1) Blog tour review & Givaway

Trudy, Madly, Deeply
by Wendy Delaney

Book Details:
Trudy, Madly, Deeply
(Working Stiffs Mystery Series)
Publisher: Corvallis Press (July 27, 2013)
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Number of Pages: 260 (ebook)
This book is due to come out in print to coincide with this tour.


After human lie detector Charmaine Digby scores a job as the County Coroner’s new investigative assistant, the unthinkable happens—a doctor reports the suspicious death of Trudy, a family friend and one of several elderly patients at the hospital whose heart mysteriously stopped.

With no physical evidence of foul play, Char’s on the case, much to the irritation of Detective Steve Sixkiller, who doesn’t want her to stick her pretty nose for trouble in his investigation. But she’s a woman on a mission to uncover the truth, and she’d better keep her eyes open or the next body on the way to the morgue could be hers.

About This Author

Wendy Delaney writes fun-filled cozy mysteries and is the author of Trudy, Madly, Deeply, the launch book of her Working Stiffs Mystery series. A long-time member of Sisters in Crime, Romance Writers of America, and Mystery Writers of America, she’s a Food Network addict and pastry chef wannabe. When she’s not killing off story people she can be found on her treadmill, working off the calories from her latest culinary adventure. Wendy makes her home in the Seattle area with the love of her life and has two grown sons.

My Review: Trudy, Madly, Deeply (A Working Stiffs Mystery #1 by Wendy DeLaney


I was very entertained by reading this mystery. The heroine was a hard caring worker. The other characters were a hoot. It is a good cast of characters. I have been in the mood for reading a lot of mysteries lately. I did not guess who the murder was.

The mystery is set in Port Merritt, Washington population 5,000. It has a small friendly community feel to the story. One scene takes place on a ferry. I have always wanted to ride on one I can just see Charmaine in her car not wanting to get out and go to the bathroom and see someone she just does not want to run into their.

Charmaine has moved back into her grandmother's house after her divorce. She has been looking for work and not having much luck. To fill in while she is looking she is working for her great uncle, Duke at Duke's Café. Char uses the café's coffee and muffins as bribes and for excuses to get into see people.

Char has one really special talent she can tell when people are lying to her. She hopes to work for the Chimacam County Prosecutor office. Lots of people know her from working at Duke's Café on and off through the years. She gets a thirty day trial.

Steve Sixkiller is the police detective and lives across from her grandmothers. They are friends. Steve keeps telling her to but out of his way. That their is no case yet. The results will take 6 to 8 weeks to see if a murder or death of natural causes. Steve gets very frustrated with her showing up all over and finding out facts he already knows. Steve eats a lot at Duke's Café too.

Char's mother Marietta is a actress and has come for the funeral of Trudy. She is planning on staying for a week. While she is their Char gets moved to the foldout bed in the study. It is not to comfortable.

Char's Great Aunt Alice is Duke's wife and the baker at Duke's Café. She is not feeling well but she won't go to the doctor or hospital after all the healthier patients are dying right before going home.

Lucille is a long time waitress at Duke's Café. She is always seeing conspiracies all around her. She thinks something is going on at the hospital too. I like Lucille.

Lots of humor, drama, great relationships, with a touch of romance, tango lessons and action makes a great read. I hope their is a book two coming out soon.

I was given this ebook to read and asked to give honest review of it as part of her blog tour.

Giveaway: I have two contests for this one. The first one is a ebook of Trudy, Madly, Deeply. Their will be one winner that comments on my blog about the book. Also need to leave email address and name so I can get hold of winner. Winner will have two days to answer before new winner will be drawn. start 9/26 to 9/30 midnight mountain time.

The second contest is below on .

Here’s the code: a Rafflecopter giveaway


Wendy Delaney said...

Thank you for the very nice review and for hosting "Trudy" and me on your blog! :)

Denise Keef said...

I loved your review! This is a great book and such a fun read! I am so looking forward to the next book in this series and hope it comes out soon! ♥

Unknown said...

This was a great review, I thoroughly enjoyed this book, look forward to reading it again and can't wait for the next book.

Bonnie Traher said...

Would love to read this book.

Unknown said...

Sounds like a good one.

Julia said...

I have been hearing a lot about this book and would love to win a copy. If I don't win a copy, I will be buying it.

Wendy Delaney said...

Denise, Pamela, Bonnie, Libby & Julia,
Thanks so much for joining us today on the blog tour!
It's wonderful to read your awesome feedback about the book. I'm super-excited to give away another book at this tour stop, and I wish those of you who left your contact info the best of luck in the drawing. :)
Hugs to you all!

Unknown said...

I would love to win a copy, my email is
Thank you!

Unknown said...

Love to see the love for Wendy. now I'm tapping my foot loudly in anticipation for book #2. Lots of caring love your way. Friendly stalker

Wendy Delaney said...

Judy, thanks so much for dropping by today and entering the drawing! :)

Wendy Delaney said...

Heather, I ♥ ya! Hugs and many thanks to you!
I'm happy with all the anticipation for Book 2. I just wrote a scene with Char & Marietta on a stakeout. And yes, Marietta is packing her Taser! How's that for a tease? LOL!

Jan Hougland said...

I adore humorous mysteries! I've been a fan of Janet Evanovich and Jennifer Crusie for years. So I'm glad to meet another author in that genre! Glad to "meet" you on this blog, Wendy!

Wendy Delaney said...

Janice, I'm a big Evanovich & Crusie fan, too, so we're kindred spirits! :)
Thanks so much for stopping by and entering the drawing for my book!

My Recent Favorite Books said...

Sounds like a cute cozy mystery!
Thanks for the review and chance to win!

Wendy Delaney said...

Thanks for visiting and leaving a comment, Melissa. You're now in the drawing for the book!

ReadingMama922 said...

I adore the premise of this book and am looking forward to hearing more from this delightful author. She sounds like a hoot!

Debbie Rhoades