A day in the life of Sarah Winston by Sherry Harris

Can I have a do over? Sarah Winston here and I’ve had some bad days. Haven’t we all? But the last few days added together make one of the worst weeks of my life. Things started well enough on a lovely early May day in Ellington, Massachusetts. I was throwing my first big yard sale of the spring and had gone all out. Balloons for the kiddos, coffee and donuts, tunes playing. It was so much fun. Until one of my clients, a veteran, was murdered and his wife was seriously injured—during the yard sale!

Could the day get any worse? Oh yes. Then my brother Luke turned up at my door. That may sound like a good thing. But wait. I hadn’t seen Luke in almost twenty years and only talked to him twice during that time. And he didn’t show up for a wonderful family reunion. No. He wanted me to hide him. I’m still not sure from whom, but it didn’t sound good. His exact words were, “I’m asking—no, begging—you not to tell anyone I’m in town.” Especially not my ex, the chief of police of Ellington. Most people wouldn’t have a problem not mentioning something to their ex, but CJ and I have a complicated relationship.

So of course CJ picks that moment to knock on my door, which presented me with a huge dilemma. Hide Luke or lie by omission to CJ. Luke gave me his “help me, sis” look—the same one from when we were kids—the one I could never say no to. So I hid him in the attic space off my one-bedroom apartment.

But that wasn’t a long-term solution. It was barely a short-term one. So I began stashing Luke in various places around my apartment building for a couple of days, like he was an illicit drug I was hiding—only a lot bigger and harder to hide. Then he vanished! All I have left is his notebook with a list of veterans in it. Veterans? My murdered yard-sale client was a veteran. Could Luke’s disappearance and the murder be connected? Knowing my life, you can bet they are. And I’ve now realized that to find Luke, I’ll have to figure out who killed my client.

You can read more about Sarah in A Good Day to Buy, the fourth book in the “Sarah Winston Garage Sale” mystery series.

When Sarah Winston’s estranged brother Luke shows up on her doorstep, asking her not to tell anyone he’s in town—especially her ex, the chief of police—the timing is strange, to say the least. Hours earlier, Sarah’s latest garage sale was taped off as a crime scene following the discovery of a murdered Vietnam vet and his gravely injured wife—her clients, the Spencers.

All Luke will tell Sarah is that he’s undercover, investigating a story. Before she can learn more, he vanishes as suddenly as he appeared. Rummaging through his things for a clue to his whereabouts, Sarah comes upon a list of veterans and realizes that to find her brother, she’ll have to figure out who killed Mr. Spencer. And all without telling her ex . . .

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About the author
Sherry Harris is the author of the Agatha Award nominated Sarah Winston Garage Sale series. She honed her bartering skills as she moved around the country while her husband served in the Air Force. Sherry uses her love of garage sales, her life as a military spouse, and her time living in Massachusetts as inspiration for the series. The fourth book in the series, A Good Day To Buy, releases on April 25.

Visit Sherry at Sherryharrisauthor.com and on the Wicked Cozy Authors blog.

All comments are welcomed.

A Good Day to Buy is available at retail and online booksellers or you can ask your local library to get it for you.

Giveaway: Leave a comment below for your chance to win a print copy of A Good Day to Buy. US entries only, please. The giveaway ends April 27, 2017. Good luck everyone!

85 responses to “A day in the life of Sarah Winston by Sherry Harris

  1. Linda Herold

    This is a new series to me! It looks good and I’d love to win this book!!

  2. Oh wow..this sounds like an exciting book! Thanks so much dear Dru for the chance to win and for your awesome review of it. I loved the first three books in this series and can’t wait to read this one. Love the awesome cover too. Thanks to you dear Sherry Harris for writing another book in your great series! God bless Dru and Sherry.

  3. Pauline Barlow

    “A Good Day to Buy” sounds like a must read as do the previous three in this series.

  4. Susan Eggers

    Great series!

  5. Barbara Hackel

    I have been waiting for this one! It sounds fascinating, with a garage sale and an undercover investigation. My garage sales are neither as festive nor the scene of such skullduggery! Thanks Dru Ann for today’s selection. Thanks to Sherry for the chance to win a copy! 😊

  6. I read a previous book in this series and it was awesome! I’m eagerly looking forward to this one! Thanks.

  7. A must-read for me…….
    Adding to my Wish List…..
    Thank you for the giveaway…….

  8. This is a wonderful series. Have read the first three books in this series. I feel like the characters are personal friends. Sure hope I win a free copy.

  9. Rebecca Harper

    You are teasing us! Love this series and how it is set in New England and deals with the military. You are helping connect those who don’t serve with those who do. In Navyspeak Bravo Zulu!

  10. Here’s another series that I am lagging behind on. Time to play catch up.

  11. I need to get on ball with my cozies. This sounds fabulous.

  12. Sounds like such a fun read!

  13. Interesting. I wonder what happened to Luke, the veteran and his wife. And I’d like to see what’s going on with Sarah and CJ’s relationship.

  14. I love this series! Thank you for the chance to win a print copy of A Good Day to Buy.

  15. Marilyn Watson

    I would love to read this book. I have had this series on my list for several months. Sounds great…please enter me. Marilyn ewatvess@yahoo.com

  16. Jill Broussard

    Ok..now I’m curious! Would love to read this book. Thankyou for the opportunity! minishoes(at)msn(dot)com

  17. I love this series–Sarah is great character and I’m looking forward to this installment.

  18. wendynewcomb

    Who doesn’t like a good garage sale, has to be great! Thank you for the chance to win a copy.

    wfnren at aol dot com

  19. Celia Fowler

    This series is on my TBR list, and I think it’s time to start reading so I can catch up to A Good Day to Buy. Thanks so much Dru and Sherry for the giveaway!

  20. Thanks for this delightful feature and giveaway which I would enjoy.

  21. Ok, now I must know what happened. Thank you for the chance to win.

  22. Thanks for an intriguing introduction, cheerful cover art, and a real whodunit – got to know about Luke. Is he really undercover? Why did he vanish? And Sarah’s ex is bound to be rude and interfering. A got to read.

  23. So glad there is a 4th book and hope for a long run of this series. I’ve read the other 3 books and looking forward to this one. As a only I’m wondering if having a brother is as special as I thought.

  24. Sounds like a great read.

  25. Kathleen Kendler

    Congratulations on the new book. Sounds like an interesting read.

  26. Sherry, I love the series. Dru, thanks for hosting the giveaway. I’d love to win a copy of the book so toss my name into your magic hat please Dru.

  27. elainehroberson

    Love this series. Thanks for a chance to win a copy.

  28. This certainly sounds captivating!

  29. This book sounds fantastic! Poor Sarah. She has found herself in a real pickle! Thank you so much for the chance to win!

  30. Love this series and can’t wait to read this newest installment. Thank you for the chance to win a copy!!

  31. This series is one of the best I’ve read. I’m spoiled by reading the books I compare the movies to the book and find where things aren’t the same. Thanks for the chance to enter.

  32. Thank you so much! The movies are based on a series by Susie Weinert!

  33. Love the series – on my library’s wait list for A Good Day To Die.

  34. Who doesn’t love a good yard sale? And murder mystery!!

  35. A GOOD DAY TO BUY sounds like a terrific read!

  36. Just can’t win with family! Looking forward to checking this out, thanks for the chance to win!

  37. Vicki Highley

    Thank you for the chance to win a copy of A Good Day to Buy. It sounds like a very interesting book and series. I love a garage sale or yard sale. I love to look for bargains and discover books from new authors.

  38. Sounds like a winner.

  39. I love the cute kitty sleeping on the chair! Thank you for the contest!

  40. Mary Jane H.

    I am loving this series, it’s so much fun and the movies on the Hallmark Movies channel are delightful!

    • I’m so glad you like the books! The Hallmark movies are based on a series by Suzi Weinert who also was a military spouse and lives in Northern Virginia! Small world!

  41. Doward Wilson

    Love this series & author. Thanks for the chance to win.

  42. A lovely post. Thank you for the intro to a new author & read. Love the cover with the title in the tags. And the premise. Really looking forward to reading this series

  43. This looks good and funny too. My Favorite kind of any genre. Thanks

  44. **** WINNER ****
    A Good Day to Buy by Sherry Harris is free53544