Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Death of a Couch Potato's Wife by Christy Barritt

Doesn't the title grab you? Christy Barritt is a wonderful author--funny, witty, and quite devious in her delicious mystery plots. Check out the following about her newest release.


Welcome to Boring, Indiana, home to patio cookouts, homeowner dues, carpeted lawns, and neighbors so welcoming they’re dying to meet you — literally.

 City slicker turned suburbanite housewife Laura Berry isn’t taking well to life in her new neighborhood. She moved to follow her husband’s dream, and now she can’t tell if she’s clinically depressed or just bored half to death. But Boring becomes anything but when Laura discovers her neighbor Candace Flynn face up on a sofa with her hand buried in a snack bag.

With a healthy dose of neighborly suspicion and street smarts, Laura sets out to find Flynn’s killer, but her curiosity becomes desperation when the killer targets Laura. Someone is determined to stop her from digging deeper into the murder, but Laura is just as determined to figure out who’s behind the death-by-poisoned-pork-rinds.


 When my husband and I were looking to buy our first home, I remember sitting around with some friends one evening and listening as they told horror stories about the homeowners’ associations in their neighbors. I did two things. First, I decided then and there that I would look for a house without an association, and second, I was going to write a book centering on some of these stories I heard.

A couple of years later, we bought our home in an neighborhood free from the rule of an “Association,” and I began soaking in the suburban life around me—and boy did my neighbors give me some fodder! It wasn’t for a couple more years that I began piecing together everything into a cozy mystery that I named Death of the Couch Potato’s Wife. I had a lot of fun writing the book and poking fun at all things suburban, even going as far as to name the town Boring, Indiana. I think anyone who’s lived in a suburban, middle-class neighbor will appreciate some of the trials my heroine, Laura Berry, experiences.


Christy Barritt is an author, freelance writer and speaker who lives in Virginia. She's married to her Prince Charming, a man who thinks she's hilarious--but only when she's not trying to be. Christy's a self-proclaimed klutz, an avid music lover who's known for spontaneously bursting into song, and a road trip aficionado.

She's only won one contest in her life--and her prize was kissing a pig (okay, okay... actually she did win the Daphne du Maurier Award for Excellence in Suspense and Mystery for her book Suspicious Minds also). Her current claim to fame is showing off her mother, who looks just like former First Lady Barbara Bush.

When she's not working or spending time with her family, she enjoys singing, playing the guitar, and exploring small, unsuspecting towns where people have no idea how accident prone she is.

 For more information,CLICK HERE TO VISIT HER WEB SITE!


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