Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Great Escapes Blog Tour: THE BAFFLED BEATLEMANIAC CAPER by Sally Carpenter


In the 1970s, teen idol Sandy Fairfax recorded 10 gold records and starred in the hit TV show Buddy Brave, Boy Sleuth. Now he’s a 38-year-old recovering alcoholic with dead bodies getting in the way of his comeback! An easy gig as the guest celebrity at a Midwest Beatles fan convention turns deadly when a member of the tribute band is murdered. When the police finger Sandy as the prime suspect, the boy sleuth is back in action to interpret the “Beatle-ly” clues and find the killer.

This is the first in a new series- the Sandy Fairfax Teen Idol Mystery Series.  The closest Sandy Fairfax has been until now is the star in a TV Show as a sleuth. Now, as he tries to launch a comeback to his music career, he ends up trying to use what he learned as Buddy Brave.   He doesn't have much choice - he is the major suspect in a murder at a Beatles tribute convention in small town Indiana.  Sandy has many problems and is a major disappointment to Bunny McAllister, his greatest fan.  If you are a Beatles fan and like light mystery, you will enjoy this who-dun-it.  Curious about the second in the series SINISTER SITCOM CAPER?  Check out the 2/17/2014 post!  Looking forward to the third in the series.

About the Author:
Sally Carpenter is native Hoosier now living in Moorpark, Calif. 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, college writing instructor, theater critic, jail chaplain and tour guide/page for Paramount Pictures. She’s now employed at a community newspaper.

“The Baffled Beatlemaniac Caper,” was a 2012 Eureka! Award finalist for best first mystery novel. “The Sinister Sitcom Caper,” the second in the Sandy Fairfax Teen Idol series, is published by Cozy Cat Press. The third book, “The Cunning Cruise Ship Caper,” is due in 2015. Her short story, “Dark Nights at the Deluxe Drive-in,” appears in the 2013 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. She’s a member of Sisters in Crime/Los Angeles and “mom” to two black cats.

Webpage: http://sandyfairfaxauthor.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/sally.carpenter.54

GoodReads: (kindle version not on GR yet)

Email: scwriter@earthlink.net

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  1. Hi Christa, thanks for the nice review. Working hard on the third book!

  2. You're welcome! Looking forward to #3!