Cozy up with the latest mystery from
local author Amy Beth Arkawy, featuring former soap star turned amateur sleuth Eliza
Gordon. The book, Dead Silent, published by Cozy Cat Press is now
available, along with her first mystery, Killing
Time at Arcade Booksellers, 15 Purchase Street in Rye.
Already climbing the Amazon Cozy Mystery Bestseller list, Book Wire calls it , "a gripping mystery. Arkawy's second is an intriguing, fast-paced romp. "
Here's the set-up:
It’s summertime, and in Goodship, New York, the living is anything but easy. Controversial radio shock jock Paul Hackett is found strangled to death with his headphone cord around his neck in the studio of local radio station WSHP. There’s little evidence beyond the initials V.O.S. scrawled across the studio window in red lipstick and a list of suspects that could easily fill the Goodship phone book. And that’s not all. Eliza Gordon, former soap star turned local soup aficionado and amateur sleuth and her pal and unwitting snooping partner radio DJ Midge Sumner must contend with in Dead Silent, the second in author Amy Beth Arkawy’s Eliza Gordon Mystery series.
The locals are
also on edge thanks to the rumors rolling across The Goodship Grapevine, a new
toxic gossip site, and bemused by flyers heeding folks to follow an enigmatic
cult known as “The Quiet.” Eliza’s instincts have her searching for clues and
connecting the mysteries together, but they also put a strain on her burgeoning
romance with Tom Santini, Goodship’s dishy police chief (who also happens to be
her late husband’s best friend). The sudden reappearance of her elusive playboy
brother-in-law, Jonas Gordon, sparks unexpected feelings in Eliza and may hold
the key to connecting the mysteries and solving Hackett’s murder. Join Eliza
Gordon and sidekick Midge Sumner as they embark on this intriguing and
dangerous sleuthing escapade. Will they solve the mystery or wind up Dead
Fans of "Murder She Wrote," Leslie Meier's Lucy Stone mysteries, and Laura Lippman's Tess Monaghan series will enjoy Arkawy’s suspenseful storytelling, colorful characters and humor.
Eliza Gordon is my kind of gal--a savvy, sweet and 'souper' sleuth!" - Barbara Jean Coast , author of the Poppy Cove Mystery series.
"Arkawy brings a fresh approach to our much-loved genre, the cozy mystery. Right away, I realized I had not seen these characters before. They were complex and likeable. Add in the appealing setting of Goodship, New York, and an ending I promise won't disappoint, and you'll be eager for book three. I know I am."--Lane Stone, author of the Tiara Investigations Mystery series.
Rye area author Amy Beth Arkawy is author of Killing Time, the first Eliza Gordon mystery and several plays including: Psychic Chicken Soup (McLaren Comedy Award nominee); Full Moon Saturday Night; Rage Amongst Yourselves; Crazy Vivian Doesn't Shop at Bloomie's Anymore; The Lost Mertz and The Postman Always Writes Twice. Her work has been produced in New York City and across the country and featured in several anthologies.
A veteran radio personality, Amy Beth has hosted shows on myriad stations and networks including WGCH in Greenwich, WXPS in New York and ARN. She currently hosts The Amy Beth Arkawy Show syndicated nationally via the internet.
Amy Beth is also a creativity coach and writing teacher, offering workshops in the Westchester/Fairfield, CT area.
She is currently working on a
psychological thriller and the third in the Eliza Gordon Mystery series.
Reach out to Amy Beth at her website: http://amybetharkawy.com/
A devotee of old fashioned book shops, Amy Beth is thrilled to have her books in Rye’s only book store. Long may Patrick and Arcade run.