Skirting forty and terrified of descending into middle-age decrepitude, Aggie Mundeen blasts off to the university to study the genetics of aging. She is doggedly determined to stay young and will get hints for readers of “Stay Young with Aggie.” She learns about the Human Genome Project and DNA, but she discovers a dead body. Detective Sam reminds her to avoid the investigation. But dangerously curious and programmed to prod, she races to solve the crime, winds up the prime suspect and is on target to become next campus corpse. She learns genetic secrets of staying young—and critical lessons about love and staying alive. http://tinyurl.com/p5tt53h
Smart, But Dead is the perfect combination of brains and heart. A tight mystery, an irrepressible heroine, and superb writing._James W. Ziskin, author of the Ellie Stone Mysteries and Anthony Award-Finalist for No Stone Unturned
A “Must Read.” – Southern Writers Magazine
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 Review
Lefty Award Finalist for Best Humorous Mystery
FIT 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.
EVENTS: Click links for pre-release articles SMART, BUT DEAD:
August 24: Mystery Heroine Questionnaire
September 2: Author Interview with FINAL DRAFT
September 3: Literary Mystery Fiction: Finding the Sweet Spot
Congratulations to MaryAnn Miller for winning a signed ARC of SMART, BUT DEAD for her comment about Literary Mystery Fiction!