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Old Friends and New, Another Murder (Sheridan Hendley Mystery) by Christa Nardi – #Review / #Giveaway – Great Escapes Book Tour @ChristaN7777

Old Friends and New, Another Murder
(Sheridan Hendley Mystery)
by Christa Nardi

About Old Friends and New, Another Murder


Old Friends and New, Another Murder (Sheridan Hendley Mystery)
Cozy Mystery
3rd in Series
Setting – Virginia
Independently published (December 12, 2019)
Paperback: 206 pages
ISBN-10: 1670487709
ISBN-13: 978-1670487704
Digital ASIN: B08276QVPR

A touch of nostalgia, a murder, and good friends.

When a former colleague is implicated in his neighbor’s demise, Sheridan Hendley returns to Cold Creek to prove his innocence. Annoying as Max can be, she can’t imagine the quirky professor is capable of murder. Unfortunately, not everyone shares her opinion. Of course, it doesn’t help that Max threatened his neighbor in a public place soon before the man was murdered. Or that the victim’s drug shipments had a habit of turning up on Max’s doorstep.

Dollycas’s Thoughts

This series is a spinoff of the author’s Cold Creek Series and the first book I have read in either series but I quickly caught on to Professor Sheridan Hendley going back to Cold Creek to help her colleague caught up in the murder investigation of his neighbor. Max did have a public argument with the victim but Sheridan knows there is no way this man would murder anyone. Annoying, yes! Over the top, you bet! but murder no way.

The mystery also seems to tie into an old case Sheridan and her husband, Detective Brett McMann investigated, so there are a lot of twists and backtracking to bring the cases together. Sheridan and Brett make a great team and work very well together. They have built a real trust between them that assume happened over all the previous stories. It was interesting to follow along with them step by step.

As a side note, I really enjoy that Sheridan volunteers at the Clover Hills Pets & Paws Animal Rescue. It makes her more believable and gives her character more depth. It is also something she can share with her step-daughter, Maddie.

A college town is always an interesting setting with many options for murders and mysteries. I found Sheridan’s place as a visiting professor at the small college intriguing on its own. In her position,  she is left out of some of the college politics but still must work jovially with all the staff, which brings a little extra drama.

I enjoyed Old Friends and New, Another Murder very much and hope to go back and read the first two books in this series.

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About Christa Nardi

Christa Nardi is an accomplished writer and an avid reader. Her favorite authors have shifted from Carolyn Keene and Earl Stanley Gardner to more contemporary mystery crime authors over time, but she still loves a good mystery. Christa has authored the Cold Creek Cozy Mystery Series, the spinoff Sheridan Hendley Mystery Series, and the Stacie Maroni Mystery Series.  She co-authors the Hannah and Tamar Mystery Series. When not reading or writing, Christa enjoys travel with her husband and playing with three dogs and three grand-daughters.

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#Spotlight / #Giveaway – Prestige, Privilege & Murder (A Stacie Maroni Mystery) by Christa Nardi – Great Escapes Book Tour

Prestige, Privilege & Murder (A Stacie Maroni Mystery)
by Christa Nardi

This has been an interesting read, with charming characters and a complex plot.
~Varietats

The pace moves well and clues are subtly included if the reader is open to them.
~Laura’s Interests

This was a delightful first book in the series. I really enjoyed it all.
~Valerie’s Musings

 

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Prestige, Privilege & Murder (A Stacie Maroni Mystery)Cozy Mystery
1st in Series 
Self Published (January 10, 2018)
Print Length: 182 pages
ASIN: B078N1M422

Money isn’t worth killing for, or is it?

When her estranged husband is murdered, Stacie Maroni Noth is quickly identified as the main suspect. With divorce papers not yet signed, she may get a substantial inheritance – a clear motive in the eyes of both Noth’s family and the police. His family and law firm strive to keep up the pretense that all is above reproach and idyllic. In her quest to prove her innocence, however, Stacie discovers she’s not the only one with a motive for murder. Could it be a colleague at the prestigious law firm where he worked? Or is it tied to the victim’s stance on domestic violence? Or maybe even his threats to reveal family secrets? Whatever the true motive may be, it soon becomes clear that Stacie might be the next victim.

About the Author

Christa Nardi is and always has been an avid reader.  Her favorite authors have shifted from Carolyn Keene and Earl Stanley Gardner to more contemporary mystery/crime authors over time, but mystery along with romance are her preferred choices for leisure reading.  Christa also has been a long time writer from poetry and short stories to cozy mystery. She is the author of the Cold Creek Series and co-authors a young adult mystery series with Cassidy Salem.

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#Spotlight / #Giveaway – Murder in the Theater by Christa Nardi – Great Escapes Book Tour

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Murder in the Theater
by Christa Nardi

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(Cold Creek Book 4)
Series: Cold Creek
Paperback: 222 pages
Publisher: Self Published (August 13, 2016)
ISBN-13: 978-1535244268
E-Book – ASIN: B01J0050DW
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Synopsis

The drama program has never been so dramatic.

It’d be the season to be jolly if only someone hadn’t set the stage for murder. When a student is arrested for the crime, Professor Sheridan Hendley is cast in the role of amateur sleuth. Tensions run high, friendships are strained, and the college administration is beginning to panic. As the plot thickens Sheridan is yet again drawn deeper into danger. Will she find the truth before the final curtain call?

 

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Christa Nardi is and always has been an avid reader. Her favorite authors have shifted from Carolyn Keene and Earl Stanley Gardner to more contemporary mystery/crime authors over time, but mystery/crime along with romance and scifi/fantasy are her preferred choices for leisure reading. Christa also has been a long time writer from poetry and short stories to the Cold Creek series, Christa has joined many other reader/writers in writing one genre she enjoys reading – the cozy mystery. The series started with Murder at Cold Creek College; Murder in the Arboretum is the second in the series. Murder at the Grill is the third. Christa Nardi is a pen name for a real life professor/psychologist from the Northeast who is well published in nonfiction and technical venues.

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Spotlight / #Giveaway – Murder at the Grill by Christa Nardi Great Escapes Book Tour

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Murder at the Grill
by Christa Nardi

It’s a warmhearted and gentle story, set in a comfortable small community.
~Mallory Heart Reviews

Another fun and twisty cozy mystery from author Christa Nardi.
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It is well written and has a very good plot.
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Those who like a romance with their mystery will enjoy…
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Murder at the Grill
(Cold Creek Book 3)

Cozy Mystery
Self Published
Print Length: 204 pages
ASIN: B016X7FZWQ
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An amateur sleuth, Sheridan Hendley jumps at the chance to work with the defense when a favorite waitress is arrested for the murder of her ex-husband. Determined to prove Zoe’s innocence Sheridan probes into the victim’s past and why he chose to return to Cold Creek 15 years after the divorce. Personalities clash and Zoe’s family closes ranks as Sheridan attempts to unlock the carefully kept secrets of the family that owns and operates the Grill. The closer she gets to finding the truth, the more her own life might be in danger – a situation that strains her increasingly serious relationship with Detective Brett McMann.

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About The Author

Christa Nardi is and always has been an avid reader. Her favorite authors have shifted from Carolyn Keene and Earl Stanley Gardner to more contemporary mystery/crime authors over time, but mystery/crime along with romance and scifi/fantasy are her preferred choices for leisure reading. Christa also has been a long time writer from poetry and short stories to the Cold Creek series, Christa has joined many other reader/writers in writing one genre she enjoys reading – the cozy mystery. The series started with Murder at Cold Creek College; Murder in the Arboretum is the second in the series. Murder at the Grill is the third. Christa Nardi is a pen name for a real life professor/psychologist from the Northeast who is well published in nonfiction and technical venues.

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20 Quick Questions with Christa Nardi – Great Escapes Book Tour – Giveaway

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1. Favorite Color – Blue

2. Favorite Candy – dark chocolate m&m’s

3. Favorite Snack – peanut butter crackers

4. Favorite Soft Drink – Diet Coke

5. Favorite Hard Drink – Amaretto

6. Favorite Ice Cream Flavor – Rocky Road

7. Favorite Movie – Pretty Woman

8. Favorite TV Show –NCIS

9. Favorite Book – Little Women

10. Favorite Fictional Character – Jo (in Little Women)

11. Favorite Super Hero – Clark Kent


12. Favorite Singer/Group/Band – Lady Antebellum

13. Favorite Carnival Ride – Ferris Wheel

14. Favorite Spring Activity – Gardening

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15. Favorite Summer Activity – Readingreading

16. Favorite Fall Activity – Gardening

17. Favorite Winter Activity – Reading

 

 

18. Favorite Place to Read – Family Room or Bed

19. Favorite Place to Write – Family Room

20. Dream Vacation Destination – Europe

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Murder in the Arboretum:
Cold Creek #2

Paperback: 266 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (September 7, 2014)
ISBN-13: 978-1496132291
E-Book File Size: 1423 KB
ASIN: B00MSX487I
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Synopsis:

Another murder in small town Cold Creek has tensions rising. Clive Johnson, the groundskeeper at Cold Creek College, is a convenient scapegoat for a police chief who seeks an easy solution. Convinced Chief Pfeiffe has it all wrong, professor and psychologist Sheridan Hendley sets out to help prove Clive’s innocence. But not everyone is pleased by her enthusiastic search for the truth. Just as her life is looking up personally, it looks like she might be the next victim.

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About This Author

 

Christa Nardi is and always has been an avid reader. Her favorite authors have shifted from Carolyn Keene and Earl Stanley Gardner to more contemporary mystery/crime authors over time, but mystery/crime along with romance are her preferred choices for leisure reading. Christa also has been a long time writer from poetry and short stories growing up to technical, research, and nonfiction in her professional life. With Murder at Cold Creek College, Christa is joining many other reader/writers in writing one genre she enjoys reading – the cozy mystery. Christa Nardi is a pen name for a real life professor/psychologist from the Northeast.

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Blog: Christa Reads and Writes (christanardi.blogspot.com)

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