Friday, 2 August 2013

Book Tour Stop: A Deadly Truth by Joyce Proell

Please welcome Joyce on her blog tour for A Deadly Truth. Be sure to comment as Joyce will be awarding a $10 Amazon gift card to a randomly drawn commenter during the tour.
Tainted in the eyes of Victorian society by his wife’s suicide, Doyle Flanagan turns a deaf ear to the baseless gossip and harsh rebukes. Ignoring his shattered reputation, he goes about his business, making money and enemies, and doing good works whenever his conscience gets the best of him. Arrested for murder, he is forced to rely on a feisty school administrator to solve the puzzle. As he struggles to prove his innocence, he realizes gaining the trust and loyalty of Cady Delafield may be more important than his freedom.

On a quest to locate a missing student, school matron Cady Delafield enters a stranger’s house and discovers the woman murdered. Driven to see the murderer brought to justice, she is determined to prevent any further tragedy even if it means joining forces with the very man accused of the atrocity. Against the wishes of her powerful family, she risks her job and reputation to learn the truth. But will the truth, once revealed, drive her away from the man she has come to love?

Passion and murder collide in 1880’s Chicago as they race to keep one step ahead of the police who want Doyle to pay for his crime. As the attraction between Cady and Doyle sizzles, they battle suspicions, lies and lethal actions to uncover the murderer before he destroys them both.

Joyce Proell grew up in Minnesota and attended college and grad school in Chicago. After working in mental health, she retired at a young age to write full-time. Her first book, Eliza, was published in 2012.  When she isn’t writing mysteries or historical romances, she loves to travel, walk, read, and do crossword puzzles. She and her husband make their home in rural Minnesota in her very own little house on the prairie.

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  1. 1880s Chicago? What made you choose that time and place for your novel? Sounds interesting!
    catherinelee100 at gmail dot com

    1. I love different settings! So fascinating. Best of luck Catherine!

  2. Sounds like a lot of fun, I love a good romance and mystery wrapped into one

    fencingromein at hotmail dot com

  3. Samantha,
    Thanks for hosting me today. It's a lovely site.

    As to why I chose Chicago, 1881...I love the city and used to live there. Also, lots of social change taking place in the 1880's. It's the 'old' and the 'new' clashing.

    1. My pleasure, Joyce. Best of luck with your book!

  4. The story has a very interesting plot.


  5. Interesting excerpt

    andralynn7 AT gmail DOT com

    1. I agree, Andra! Thank you for taking the time to comment.