A Day in the Life with Lizzie Turner by Erika Chase

Law and AuthorI’m on a bit of a tear today. Lizzie Turner here from Ashton Corners, AL, home of the wonderful Ashton Corners Mystery Book Readers and Cheese Straw Society. I also call them fabulous, amazing, supportive. . .I could go on, and often do. They’re the six members of my mystery book club and over the years we’ve grown into a family.

So you can imagine our reactions when one of the members is in jeopardy, or as is happening now, in a state of flux. Bob Miller, the former, now retired police chief who has been divorced for decades and not been allowed to see his daughter in all that time, is taken aback when his granddaughter shows up out of the blue.

You can imagine how he feels! He didn’t even know she existed plus he senses some animosity on her part. Okay, we all can spot that happening. We’re all for one and one for all in the book club so when his granddaughter is suspected of murder, we’re ready to help him clear her name. However, it’s a toss-up as to whether or not I believe her story.

Teensy, not a book club member but an author and dear friend of us all, agrees with me so she takes off to do her own sleuthing. Then again, Teensy has troubles of her own, which she drags me into. Okay, she didn’t have to try too hard to get me involved as I’m happy to help her, especially if it prevents another murder from happening. And we’re both worried that Molly is being taken in by the granddaughter and will soon be forking over lots of cash to support the kid.

Sally Jo and Jacob are really no help this time, as they’re doing some conspiring of their own, if you know what I mean. And while Andie and Stephanie want to help, there’s not a whole lot they can do. Although they certainly do try.

So, back to being on a tear. I tend to get side-tracked what with all that’s going on. I know, you’d never have guessed! Well, it’s BBQ time at Molly’s this weekend and while we have lots of fish the guys caught a few weekends ago and Molly tucked away in her freezer, I’m in charge of my special grilled okra, tomatoes and salsa verde dish. That’s with some special Creole seasoning I mixed together, too. It’s delicious. Want to try some?

Y’all are welcome to come along to the BBQ. You’ll find all the details in Law and Author. Be sure to bring your sun hats and your appetites.

You can read more about Lizzie in Law and Author, the fifth book in the “Ashton Corners Book Club” mystery series, published by Berkley Prime Crime. The first book in the series is A Killer Read.

GIVEAWAY: Leave a comment by 12 a.m. eastern on Wednesday, September 16 for your chance to win a print copy of Law and Author. The giveaway is open to U.S. and Canadian residents only.

About the author
Erika Chase, in a parallel life AKA Linda Wiken, is a former mystery bookstore owner.

The fifth book, Law and Author, in the Ashton Corners Book Club series was released on Sept. 1st. A second series, the Culinary Cookbook Mysteries is due in 2016 under her other identity. She’s a member of those deadly dames, the Ladies’ Killing Circle. She’s been nominated for an Agatha Award for Best First Novel for A Killer Read and for an Arthur Ellis Award for Best Short Story from Crime Writers of Canada. www.erikachase.com

93 responses to “A Day in the Life with Lizzie Turner by Erika Chase

  1. Sounds like a fun book and I would love to try your okra! Thanks for the chance!

  2. The BBQ , the grilled okra, & the mystery all sound delicious! This granddaughter does bear checking into. I can’t wait to read more about it. Thanks for the chance.

  3. Fun read, thanks for the chance 🙂

  4. sounds like a good read. Would love a copy and thanks for the offer.

  5. Law and Author sounds like a exciting book, and the cover is gorgeous! I am looking forward to reading it. Thank you for the giveaway.

  6. One of my favorite series. Looking forward to the new book. Thanks for the giveaway.

  7. I have so many series I want to read and this is one of them. I love the cover! Thank you for the chance 😀

  8. What an awesome cover…..love, love, love it!!! I have read all of the other awesome books in this series and can’t wait to read this one too!!!! God bless you dearest Erika Chase for writing such amazingly exciting mysteries and love, love, love the adorable kitties in them too!!!! Thanks so much dearest Dru for the chance to win!!!! God bless you too!!!

  9. This one sounds like a lot of fun. I may have to buy it if I don’t win. Books are going to put me in the food lines one day soon.

  10. I must look for this series.

  11. Good series. Ready to read next installment.

  12. Thank you for the chance to win this books

  13. Barbara Hackel

    Another chance to be with the Ashton Corners gang. 🙂 Always a fun group to read about, I am excited to learn about the latest book! Thanks Dru and Erika for the opportunity to win a copy. 🙂

  14. I’ve never read this series, but it sounds cute. Thanks for the chance.

  15. Sounds like a great read! I love okra and Creole seasoning. Thank you for the opportunity to enter to win a print copy of Law and Author 🙂

  16. elainehroberson

    Another great series to try. Thanks for the chance to win a copy. Love the cats on the cover.

  17. Would love to try this series!

  18. I love this series, but I haven’t been able to purchase this one yet. Thanks for the chance to win! 🙂

  19. I love this series. Can’t wait to read the newest.

  20. I can’t wait to read this! Thanks for the chance to win!

  21. I’m so glad to see things are coming along so well! I will be anxious to catch up with more of Lizzie.
    Good luck with the new one!

  22. Thanks for this great feature and giveaway.

  23. sounds like a good read, would love

  24. Marilyn Horner

    I’ve been reading and enjoying this series and would love to win this book. Thanks for the chance.

  25. I had no idea that Erika Chase wrote another series! What is her author name for the culinary series??

  26. Sounds like a great series.

  27. Great post. This is a wonderful series. Thanks for the chance to win.

  28. This book sounds fun and interesting. Thanks for the chance to win a copy.

  29. W@onder what kind of fish they’re cooking up?

  30. I love the Lizzy Turner series. I’m on Cover Story now and loving every page! Thank you for the chance to win!

  31. I love this series! I’m on Cover Story now so I can catch up! Thank you for the opportunity to win the latest in this series 🙂

  32. MaryAnn Forbes

    I love book club stories; Law and Author sounds like a great read.
    Thanks for the opportunity to win.📖📚

  33. It seems that Law and author is just up the list for my reading pleasure! Would love a chance to read it. Thanks Dru.

  34. I also love this series – several series by Erika Chase. Enjoy them all. Sounds like another great read.

  35. Law and Author sounds like a wonderful book — I would love to win a copy! Thanks for the giveaway Dru!

  36. Thank you for a great review/synopsis…I’m in!

  37. Thanks for the giveaway! I love this series!

  38. Another must read.

  39. I’m not sure about the okra, but everything else sounds great! Love the synopsis and review.

  40. New author and new series for me. Would love to read, sounds like a good story. Thanks for the giveaway.

  41. Jeanie Dannheim

    Really enjoy this series and would love to read the next book in the series! Binge-read the first four last year and looking forward to this one. Thanks for the chance to win!

  42. I don’t know what happened to my post,but I managed to get on the mailing list!
    I have to catch up with all your books…I wish you all the best with the new one.

  43. candace knight

    This is a great series. I love it. Thank you for the chance.

  44. Pamela Woodfield

    I’ve been wanting to read this series since I first saw it up for review in another page. Don’t know how I’ve missed it. I love that there is a book club.

  45. This is a fun series. We did read this for my in person Book Club in Alabama. Happy to see a new one

  46. This is a great series and I need to catch up with this book. Thanks for the giveaway.

  47. I really love this series

  48. This series is on my list!

  49. I love books that have food and murder.

  50. I enjoy reading the Ashton Corners Book Club mysteries, and I am looking forward to this new book. Thanks for the chance to win!

  51. donnadurnell2013

    oh, the grilled okra, tomato, and salsa verde sounds good — at least I’m thinking it’s all together in one dish. If not, then definitely the okra sounds good!
    But I am on a tangent. Hubby is working on genealogy as I’m sitting here reading this blog and writing this comment. He thinks it’s a bit of detective story doing that; ever bit as interesting or even more than the mystery stories I read. But I’m thinking some genealogy and DNA testing might just be in the cards for Bob Miller, and his turned-up granddaughter. 🙂

  52. Whenever I see the name Erika Chase, I KNOW I HAVE to buy that book!!!

  53. Stacie Amelotte

    Love Erika/ Linda! This is such a fun series. Thanks for the chance to win a copy!

  54. WOW! This sounds like a great read to me! I want to thank those in charge of this give-a-way & the author for giving us a chance to win this book. Keep up the good work & bonne chancé to all the entries! I hope win! 😉

  55. A good series!!!
    Cannot wait to read this book!!!!

  56. Everyone seems to be a fan, Erika-Linda. Count me in too.

  57. I love reading the Ashton Corners Book Club mysteries. I’m looking forward to the latest. I agree if I see Erika Chase, I’m buying the book! Thanks for the giveaway.

  58. Contest is closed.