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Monday, January 13, 2014

Featured Indie Book: Obitchuary (Stephanie Hayes)

Obitchuary (Stephanie Hayes)
Featured Indie Book on Indie Author News: Mystery (Women's Fiction) Obitchuary by Stephanie Hayes.

"Stephanie Hayes has an ear for dialogue and a deft hand with humor in the laugh-out-loud mystery, Obitchuary. …The humor is everywhere in this book; found in Penny’s relationship with her family, her relationship with her awkward coworker, even in the murder Penny commits. Hayes has a sense of humor that runs along the lines of Janet Evanovich."

The Book has been published via Dystel & Goderich Literary Management and is available as eBook and Paperback - 281 pages - released in October 2013.

About the Book

Penny Perkins, journalist, upstanding citizen, dutiful bridesmaid, just killed her date. Smashed him on the head with a bottle of Misty Mangoberry Merlot.

She is tipsy and panicked. She is wearing a heinous pink bridesmaid dress that makes her irrational. Penny knows she should call the cops and explain her date's grabby hands, his crazy eyes. She should cry self-defense. She should do a lot of things she doesn't do.

Things are about to get real complicated for Penny, as her dead date's life unravels into a mystery the deeper she investigates. Death just happens to be her job.

She's the newspaper's obituary writer.

Obitchuary (Stephanie Hayes)
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Reviews (Excerpts)

- "OBITCHUARY is a near-perfect blend of sweet, tart, and salty. It's an excellent antidote to the stresses of everyday life, a perfect book to curl up with on the couch when the economy or politics have got you down." - Indiereader

- "What a fun romp Obitchuary was. It is laugh-out-loud hilarious, which is some achievement considering it is about a date murder at a family wedding! Far funnier and a whole lot cleverer than a Stephanie Plum novel, which this book reminded me of, I really hope Ms Hayes publishes more novels of this ilk sooner rather than later. Highly recommended, it is well-plotted, well-written and the humour is fantastic. Loved it to bits, more please!!!" - Belle du Jour (Amazon)

- "What an entertaining and enjoyable book! I couldn't put it down. So exciting and filled with such description, you feel like you are a part of the story! I can't wait for another novel by Ms. Hayes!! " - AvonLucyR

- "Once you pick this book up, you will not want to put it down. It's exciting and funny, and it's hard not to love (and relate to) the main character. This book just came out, and I already can't wait to read Stephanie Hayes's next book. " - Mary (Amazon)

About the Author

Author Stephanie Hayes
Author Stephanie Hayes
Stephanie Hayes spent plenty of time working at the mall before landing a job at the Tampa Bay Times newspaper. In her a decade as a reporter, she’s covered everything from suburban politics to education to snack foods to fashion to Britney Spears underwear mishaps. She also spent a year and a half on the death beat writing obituaries, which inspired her to write Obitchuary.

Originally from the Cleveland area, she graduated from the University of South Florida and now lives in Dunedin, Florida.

She blogs at stephinfections.com.

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Link to the Paperback Obitchuary with Excerpt on Amazon

Link to the eBook Obitchuary with Excerpt on Amazon

Obitchuary (Stephanie Hayes)