Sunday, July 10, 2016

*Author Spotlight* Mary Anne Edwards

The Charlie McClung Mysteries Synopsis:

Brilliant Disguise

Detective Charlie McClung no longer finds his job fulfilling and has given up finding that “someone” his granny promised he would find. So he leaves behind the big city and his close-knit family and takes a job in a small town police department in Georgia, resigned to live a quiet life in solitude.

Things change when he meets Marian Selby while investigating the mysterious death of her best friend. But Marian swore never to love again after the death of her husband 11 years ago. What seems to be a simple suicide turns into a tangled web of deceit, corruption, and complicated shadows.

Can the two of them come to grips with their feelings for each other before the killer closes in on them?

A Good Girl

For Charlie McClung, going home to Virginia with Marian was supposed to be a joyous occasion, but upon arrival at his childhood home, he’s met with a note instead of his family.

 “Don’t worry, Love, we’re all okay. Come to the shop. A dead girl was found in an armoire delivered just now. Huggies, Ma”

Charlie is quickly recruited to help solve the murder of a young girl who was on the path to become a nun. The suspects begin to mount as Charlie delves deep into the girl’s life, revealing a sordid and ugly side of the town’s good girl.

Criminal Kind

It’s the perfect setting for a romantic getaway at sea: Caribbean breezes, clear blue skies, passionate nights, and murder? Not exactly what Detective Charlie McClung and Marian had in mind for their honeymoon. When one of their fellow passengers is murdered on her 35th wedding anniversary, Charlie and Marian get pulled into the investigation. Who would want to kill poor Tammy Ferguson in such a brutal way? As Charlie uncovers more sordid details about Tammy and her husband, Peter, it becomes clear that someone else has found the same skeletons in the Ferguson’s closet and Tammy has paid the price. Is Peter next?

Trapped on the ship with a killer, shadows seem more ominous and even the most innocent faces seem sinister. Has Charlie inadvertently put Marian in harm’s way? How long does Charlie have before the hunter becomes the hunted?

Sins of My Youth

Secrets, lies, and revenge. What a deadly combination! When the owner of a local strip club is found with his throat slit, Detective Charlie McClung has only one obvious suspect: his wife’s best friend, Joan. Even though Charlie finds her clutching a bloody knife while standing over the body, he has been around long enough to know that crime scenes aren’t always as they first appear. But as other suspects become victims themselves, Charlie must delve deeper into Joan’s dark and seedy past to prove her innocence.

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Mary Anne Edwards is the author of the award-winning Charlie McClung Mysteries, traditional mysteries with a touch of romance. Brilliant Disguise, is the first book in the series. Its cover received an Honorable Mention in the InD’tale Magazine Rone Cover Awards. A Good Girl, the second book, was voted one of the 50 Best Indie Books 2014 by ReadFreely and was a finalist in the Tybee Island Book Festival. The third book, Criminal Kind, was also voted one of the 50 Best Indie Books 2015 by ReadFreely. The fourth book, Sins of My Youth, was released May 27, 2016. Mary Anne is currently working on the fifth book in the series, Flirting With Time. There will be at least five more books in the series. Mary Anne was born in Mercedes, Texas. She now lives in Georgia with her husband of 35+ years and her Tuxedo cat, Gertrude. With the encouragement of her husband, she left the accounting world to write full-time. When Mary Anne isn’t writing, she loves watching crime dramas and traveling with her husband. She can happily say that she is a breast cancer survivor.

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  1. Mary Anne Edwards has done an awsome job on the Charlie McClung Mysteries. I have totally fell in love with them and can't wait for more.

    1. Thank you, Shelby! I'm working on the next one, Flirting With Time.

  2. I wish there was a new word to describe how much i enjoy reading Mary Anne's books. I am currently re-reading book 4 before i leave a review. I just wish she wrote faster but i will gladly take quality or quantity. Oh, i would take a big hug, too!

  3. I'd like to read Criminal Kind. I don't own a Kindle or other e-reader.

  4. Hey, Michelle! Thank you for stopping by.

  5. Great books and great author!!

  6. Hello Jen! Good to hear from you. Thank for stopping by.

  7. I'd like to read Brilliant Disguise. Email is

  8. I've never read her work but they all look fantastic. I would be happy with any one of them.

  9. I've never read her work but they all look fantastic. I would be happy with any one of them.

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