On the short list for

Chanticleer’s 2016 MYSTERY 7 MAYHEM AWARD!

Skirting forty and terrified of descending into middle-age, Aggie Mundeen blasts off to the local university to study genetics of aging. When she finds a dead body, Detective Sam reminds her to avoid the investigation. But programmed to prod, she races to solve the crime, winds up prime suspect and is on target to become next campus corpse. She learns genetic secrets of youth—and critical lessons about love and staying alive.  http://tinyurl.com/p5tt53h   1

Hurrah for Aggie Mundeen. Aggie’s pluck, humor, intelligence and loving heart will keep her young and make readers smile. _ Carolyn Hart, Agatha Award-Winner

Smart, But Dead is the perfect combination of brains and heart. A tight mystery, an irrepressible heroine, and superb writing._James W. Ziskin, Award-winning author of the Ellie Stone Mysteries.

I have just finished reading the best cozy mystery – the one I wished I had written….For the reader looking for a smarter than average cozy mystery, Smart, But Dead fills the need._Upstate New York Reader

One of the funniest yet most intriguing novels readers you will read…I have read her entire series and highly recommend readers around the world do so. – Urban Book Reviews

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West’s humor and jest at unexpected moments make DANG NEAR DEAD a delightful read. Plot twists and in-depth characterization spiced with encounters between Aggie and Sam make a satisfying mystery._Diane Donovan, Midwest Book Book Review

I love a good mystery and a romance. This was both. Readers, pick up this stunning mystery and read.You will fall in love with Nancy G. West’s writing just as I have! _UniversalCreativityInc14

Bursts of humor in this novel had me roaring with laughter. The plot is intricate, with a satisfying ending. Sam and Aggie grow closer, and he still does not know of Aggie’s secret grief. A great read.                                                                             _Diana M. Hockley,                                                 Australian mystery writer and reviewer for NetGalley

Dudes, wranglers and snakes in the Texas Hill country. What could go wrong?

                                                                   FINALIST: Chanticleer Award




FIT-TO-BE-DEAD-2014FIT TO BE DEAD has a creative plot, tension that makes it hard to put down and main characters whose histories suggest they could fill a series…. I love this book!Rollo K. Newsom PhD, Professor Emeritus,Texas State University, and an editor of Lone Star Sleuths.

West’s sense of humor is fantastic…with lines that made me laugh out loud….Her  style is wonderfully entertaining. —Elizabeth Hilborn, Houston Texas

WINNER: Chanticleer Award in Mystery & Mayhem category

FINALIST: Lefty Award for Best Humorous Mystery

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Nine-Days-to-Evil_200Attacked and stalked, grad student Meredith Laughlin is afraid to trust anyone. Emboldened by studying Othello, she resolves to find the truth. But one misstep can push her into clutches of people who want her dead.

The action is nonstop, and the author peels the layers of evil with a practiced eye.” _Midwest Book Review.

Celebrate Shakespeare’s 400th anniversary

with this contemporary novel of suspense.

       WINNER: Blether Gold Award                                FINALIST:  Chanticleer CLUE AWARD

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