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Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Choir Loft Murders ~ Karen Randau


This is book 3 of the A Frankie Shep Suspense Series, a novella.  When Frankie is at choir practice of her church, one of the best singers and soloist is murdered with a dart gun.  When the pastor of the church and fiancée of Frankie is prime suspect and arrested for the murder; Frankie can't sit back and have an innocent man go to jail.  Frankie does her own detective work to find out why and who is person that would kill someone.  Is this a single incident or is it part of a serial kill?  Can Frankie find out who did it and risk her own life? Will the killer, kill again?  Who will be next? 

If you want a fast and quick read of suspense, drama and a surprise ending, then read this book.  This is one of those books that will keep you guessing until the end.  I didn't read book one or two and felt that I didn't have the background of Frankie or Quinn, but reading this as a stand alone was not a problem to understand the story.  I think I would go back and read the first two, just because this one was sooo good and to get more of a feel for Frankie and her life story.

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About the Book

Book:  Choir Loft Murder

Author: Karen Randau

Genre: Mystery Suspense

Release date: August 24, 2021

In book 3 of the Frankie Shep Suspense Novellas, a member of the church choir dies during rehearsal, and the apparent murder weapon—a blowgun—implicates the man Frankie loves. She’s shocked to discover Quint was a champion at the sport before he accepted the senior pastor role at the church. And he’s refusing to talk about his fate.

Her investigation reveals that Quint isn’t the only person with the skill to hit a woman’s carotid artery while she’s singing a high note, and Frankie is convinced someone is framing Quint. The closer she gets to proving it, the more she faces a stalker’s deadly wrath.

Can Frankie save herself and the man she loves from becoming the next victims?

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 About the Author

Karen Randau authors fast-paced mystery, thriller, and suspense books, including the Frankie Shep Suspense Novella series, Rim Country Mysteries, and Deadly Reception (a stand-alone novella as one of seven of the Tawnee Mountain Mysteries box set written by best-selling and award-winning authors). Her Rim Country Mystery novel, Deadly Payload, was a finalist in the Book Excellent Awards and the Beverly Hills Book Awards. She’s a lifelong writer, both for fun and as a professional in marketing communications. She holds a degree in journalism/public relations. A native of the southwestern U.S., Karen lives with her husband in Arizona.

 More from Karen

Since Choir Loft Murder is the third book in the Frankie Shep Suspense Novellas series, I wanted to show how Frankie has grown through the series—from broken woman who is angry at God for allowing the deaths of family into a strong and happy woman who relies on God to help her through an unusually tough life.

She has shown her grit in all three novels in the series, and this one shows how she has grown through the adversity life has thrown at her.

In writing Choir Loft Murder, I wanted to show that ordinary people usually are stronger and more resilient than they know.


To celebrate her tour, Karen is giving away the grand prize package of a $25 Amazon gift card and a paperback copy of the book!!

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