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Spotlight – Rum, Cigars and Corpses by Jerold Last

Rum, Cigars, and Corpses (Roger and Suzanne Mystery)
13th in Series
Paperback: 256 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1537199672

Roger and Suzanne have to solve a cold, but still hazardous, case in a hot climate. Roger’s newest client was fired after leading a disastrous tour to Cuba during which a tourist died in a devastating accident. Our detective couple joins a subsequent identical tour of Cuba to seek evidence the catastrophe was murder, not an accident. There’s no shortage of suspects in this perilous case, including the Cuban Intelligence Services, the CIA, a sprinkling of additional spies waiting for them in Havana, and several suspicious characters traveling on their tour. Danger lurks as they investigate the nightmare scenario that the victim was targeted by a deadly terrorist conspiracy. The author recently visited Cuba on a similar person-to-person tour, so all of the details about locations are authentic and the background is real.

Now available in both e-book and paperback versions:  After more than half a century U.S. citizens can once again take a cruise ship or a scheduled airline flight to Cuba. What’s Cuba really like?

From a review of the newest Roger and Suzanne mystery novel, “Rum, Cigars, and Corpses:   “As normalization of relations between the U.S. and Cuba gives American tourists the opportunity to visit the island, this exciting novel provides a real glimpse into a country that was literally frozen in time for over fifty years.  The author and his wife recently took a people-to-people tour and provide interesting historic and cultural highlights sprinkled into a fictional account of murder, espionage, and intrigue…This complicated novel is spiced with Latin flavor and sightseeing nuggets, but the tale of murder and espionage is sure to please any mystery/adventure enthusiast.  If you wonder what the real world is like inside Cuba, take this exciting trip with Roger and Suzanne from the safety of your own home.”

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About the Author

The author is a Professor of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at the University of California’s Medical School at Davis, near Sacramento in Northern California. Jerry writes “tweener” mystery books (tough mystery stories that follow the cozy conventions of no graphic sex and no cussing) that are fast moving and entertain the reader. Several of the books introduce the readers to South America, a region where he has lived and worked that is a long way from home for most English speakers. He and his wife Elaine lived previously in Salta, Argentina and Montevideo, Uruguay. Jerry selects the most interesting South American locations he found for Roger and Suzanne to visit while solving miscellaneous murders. Montevideo, Salta, Machu Picchu, the Galapagos Islands, and Iguazu Falls are also characters in these books, and the novels portray these places as vivid and real. Jerry and Elaine breed prize-winning German shorthaired pointer dogs; Elaine also provides technical advice for Jerry’s dog-related novels like The Deadly Dog Show and Hunter Down, as well as editing for all of the books.

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Spotlight – The Deadly Dog Show by Jerold Last Great Escapes Book Tour

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My turn today to showcase The Deadly Dog Show by Jerold Last!!

Praise for The Deadly Dog Show

The main characters are a interesting bunch…This has a lot of violence, murder, drugs and hard to know who is the guilty ones till it is revealed.

The actual mystery did keep me guessing as did the subplot and related mysteries.
~Bea’s Book Nook

The Deadly Dog Show is both entertaining and educational. If you are an animal lover, this book should be on your TBR list. The rest of the ‘Roger and Suzanne’ books are going on my TBR list by the end of the day.
~Back Porchervations

Dog show coverThe Deadly Dog Show
(Roger and Suzanne South American Mystery Series Book 6)

Cozy Mystery
Self Published
Print Length: 252 pages
Publisher: Amazon (July 19, 2013)



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The sixth book in the popular Roger and Suzanne mystery series finds Roger and Bruce hired to go undercover impersonating the owner and handler of a Champion German Shorthaired Pointer named Juliet to investigate certain irregularities that might be occurring at dog shows in California. To complicate this case the bodies of dead judges start popping up and Suzanne picks up a mysterious stalker sending her most unwelcome gifts. Throw in drug cartels and corrupt cops and it sounds like a typical job for our detective couple.

The Deadly Dog Show can be read as a stand-alone novel.





jerold About This Author

The author is a Professor of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at the University of California’s Medical School at Davis, near Sacramento in Northern California. Jerry writes mystery stories that follow the cozy conventions of no graphic sex and no cussing but feature tougher protagonists and darker worlds than most cozies. Jerry knows the real world of dog shows from his own experience and that of his wife, Elaine, who breeds and shows prize-winning German Shorthair Pointer dogs. The cover photo is the author’s own dog Jolie (Grand Champion V. D. Nacht’s Classic Beaujolais, SH). Elaine provided technical advice for The Deadly Dog Show and editing for all of his books.

Author Links



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Twitter: @Jerold Last

Tour Participants

April 13 – Babs Book Bistro – Spotlight/Showcase, Giveaway
April 14 – readalot – Review, Giveaway
April 15 – Brooke Blogs – Guest Post, Giveaway
April 16 – Bea’s Book Nook – Review, Giveaway
April 17 – 3 Partners in Shopping, Nana, Mommy, &, Sissy, Too! – Spotlight/Showcase, Giveaway
April 18 – Melina’s Book Blog – Guest Post, Giveaway
April 19 – Queen of All She Reads – Guest Post
April 20 – Back Porchervations – Review, Giveaway
April 21 – View from the Birdhouse – Spotlight/Showcase, Giveaway
April 22 – A Blue Million Books – Guest Post
April 23 – Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book – Spotlight/Showcase, Giveaway
April 24 – Latte’ Da! – Guest Post, Giveaway
April 25 – deal sharing aunt – Spotlight/Showcase
April 26 – Cozy Up With Kathy – Guest Post

Short Story Giveaway

“The Dog With No Name”, which features Roger in his first case.

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