If you leave a comment at Women of Mystery, May 10-13, you'll be eligible to win a signed copy of Damned If You Don't. I hope this excerpt from the current Gumshoe Review will lure you over.
Damned if You Don't
by Anita Page
Review by Don Metzler
L&L Dreamspell Trade Paperback ISBN/ITEM#: 9781603183819
"Author Anita Page's debut novel is a winner, start to finish. Page's
characters come alive with the everyday concerns, fears, and challenges
of real people, the sort of challenges that most of us deal with on a
regular basis. The situations and scenes that Page draws are believable
and down-to-earth, sometimes gut-wrenchingly familiar. From Hannah's
involvement at a help center for battered and at-risk women, to the
shady, graft-ridden politics of small town America, it all rings true.
The sometimes lush but always well-developed settings in the Catskill
Mountains of New York provide a backdrop that adds color and visceral
substance. The prose is crisp and enjoyable to read, and the story
moves at a pace that keeps the reader involved, but never seems frantic
The conclusion of
Damned If You Don't leaves the door open for
this becoming a series rather than a one-time effort. Future novels
featuring amateur sleuth Hannah Fox would be welcome indeed."