Monday, February 17, 2014

Blog Tour: SINISTER SITCOM CAPER (Sandy Fairfax Teen Idol Mystery Series) by Sally Carpenter.

About Sally Carpenter:

Sally Carpenter is native Hoosier now living in Moorpark, CA. She has a master’s degree in theater from Indiana State University. While in school her plays “Star Collector” and “Common Ground” were finalists in the American College Theater Festival One-Act Playwrighting Competition. “Common Ground” also earned a college creative writing award and “Star Collector” was produced in New York City. 

Carpenter also has a master’s degree in theology and a black belt in tae kwon do. She’s worked as an actress, freelance writer, college writing instructor, theater critic, jail chaplain, and tour guide/page for a major movie studio. She’s now employed at a community newspaper.

Her initial book in the Sandy Fairfax Teen Idol series, “The Baffled Beatlemaniac Caper,” was a 2012 Eureka! Award finalist for best first mystery novel.  

Her short story, “Dark Nights at the Deluxe Drive-in,” appears in the anthology “Last Exit to Murder.”

“Faster Than a Speeding Bullet” was published in the “Plan B: Vol. 2” e-book anthology.  Her short story “The Pie-eyed Spy” appeared in the Nov. 23, 2013, issue of Kings River Life ezine. 

Keep in touch with Sally Carpenter through these links:






Sandy Fairfax, former teen idol and star of the ‘70s hit TV show “Buddy Brave, Boy Sleuth,” is now a middle-aged recovering alcoholic who realizes that making a comeback can be murder. He’s the guest star on “Off-Kelter,” a corny family situation comedy, and the lowest rated TV show of the 1993 fall season. Before rehearsals barely begin one of the actors drops dead at Sandy’s feet. He investigates, enlisting the aid of two of his new cast mates: a dwarf and an animal actor. During his snooping, we meet Sandy’s ex, his parents and his teenage son, all with their own “situations” going on. During rehearsals Sandy also encounters a beautiful choreographer—could this be love? Will Sandy solve the murder before the Friday night taping of “Off-Kelter” or will the elusive killer cancel our hero before the final credits? This book was inspired by the author’s experience working as a tour guide/page at Paramount Pictures in Hollywood.

This is the second in the Sandy Fairfax Teen Idol Mystery Series.  Sandy Fairfax is a "has been" trying to make a come back.  He finds himself in cast as a guest star in a sitcom and involved in a murder.  Now, he's been cast as a detective before, so why not get involved in solving the murder.  The other characters are all unique and the quick humor that characterizes a sitcom flows through the story. This is a good combination of humor and mystery, a fun read. 

Checkout the other Blog Stops for interviews, excerpts, and giveaways!

February 17 – Chloe Gets a Clue – Interview
February 17 – Christa Reads and Writes – Review
February 18 –StoreyBook Reviews – Review
February 19 – Kelly P’s Blog – Interview
February 20 –Queen of All She Reads – Review – Guest Post – Giveaway
February 21 –rantin’ ravin’ and reading – Review – Guest Post
February 22 –off
February 23 – Cozy Up With Kathy – Interview
February 24 – Books-n-Kisses – Review
February 25 – Omnimystery News – Interview
February 26 – readalot blog – Review
February 27 – Community Bookstop – Review – Giveaway
February 28 – Read Your Writes – Spotlight
March 1 – Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book – Review
March 2 –off
March 3 –Brooke Blogs – Review


  1. Thanks for hosting me today and also for the nice review!

  2. An unusual idea for a mystery. Sounds like a good book to put in my TBR pile. Thanks for acquainting us with your protagonist who sounds like a good character to carry a series.

  3. Thanks, Velda! I have several more adventures in mind for my character.

  4. Wishing you many sales and all good reviews with the new book, Sally. I'll be checking in on the blog tour as time allows.

    1. Hi John, thanks for stopping by and for your good wishes!

  5. Thanks Sally for stopping by! I hope the tour goes well!