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Tuesday 3 April 2018

☀ Unringing the Bell: Bucks County Mysteries [1] - Judy Higgins

Thank you for joining us on the Virtual Book Tour for Unringing the Bell, a Mystery by (, Gossart, 338 pages).

This is the first book in the Bucks County Mysteries series.

"Unringing the Bell" is a wonderful book with many twists and turns. Just when you think you've figured it out the plot moves in a whole other direction!"

"This was a fabulous story, beginning to end, well written, many surprises, even to the end. The writing was captivating, so good to read an author that gives the characters so many complex parts. I loved it!"

PREVIEW: Check out the book's synopsis and the Kindle Cloud Reader Preview below, as well as Judy Higgin's teaser post "Things People Don't Know About Me".

Author Judy Higgins will be awarding a $50 Amazon/BN gift card to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter during the tour.   Please do take part: comment on our post and follow the tour where you will be able to read other excerpts (☀), interviews (ℚ), reviews (✍) and guest blog posts (✉).

|| Synopsis || Teaser: Guest Post || Teaser: KCR Preview || The Series || About the Author || Giveaway & Tour Stops ||


“Fabulous all the way to the startling conclusion!”

In the small town of Goose Bend, Pennsylvania, people don’t forget—especially something as sensational as 12-year-old Jacob Gillis burning down the town.

Nineteen years later, Jacob returns hoping for redemption, but instead finds himself enmeshed in a murder investigation.

The prosecutor, taking advantage of Jacob’s involvement with the victim’s sister-in-law, threatens Jacob with loss of career and reputation if he doesn’t play by his rules. Only by outwitting the prosecutor can Jacob save his future.

Teaser: Guest Post

Things People Don't Know About Me

by Judy Higgins
  • I’m an introvert.
  • I raised chickens when I was in elementary school.
  • My grandfather was a blacksmith.
  • I like to sneak food into the movies. I have a rebellious streak. (Jacob, Zuela)
  • I was a wannabe pianist. Teaser: KCR Preview

Hoping to redeem himself, Jacob Gills returns to the town he accidentally burned down as a boy. He is plunged into even deeper trouble when he meddles in a murder investigation after falling for the beautiful sister-in-law of the victim.

Unringing the Bell
Available NOW!

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The Series: Bucks County Mysteries

Click on the book cover to Look Inside the book on Amazon and read an excerpt.

Bride of the Wind [2]

“An exquisitely layered pastiche of mystery, suspense, and romance.”

It’s the worst nightmare of every parent come true. Rebekah Herschmann, the only daughter of influential Goose Bend business-man Fritz Herschmann and his wife Leah, disappears on her way home from Jordan where she works for Doctors Without Borders.

When a ransom note arrives demanding part of the family’s art collection instead of money, Detective William Laskey must investigate an incident that occurred in pre-world War II Vienna to unravel the mystery.

[Published 2 February 2018, 326 pages]

About the Author

Judy Higgins was born in South Georgia where she grew up playing baseball, reading, and taking piano lessons. To pay for her lessons, she raised chickens and sold eggs to neighbors. She attended Mercer University for two years, and then Baylor University from which she graduated with a BA in German. She received her MA in German literature from The University of Michigan. After teaching German for several years, Judy decided to become a librarian and earned an MA in Library Science at Kutztown University in Pennsylvania.

Judy’s life took an exciting turn when she left her teaching job in Pennsylvania to be Head of Library at the Learning Center School of Qatar Foundation. She lived in Qatar for eight years, enjoying the experience of living in a different culture and traveling to exotic places during every vacation. Recently, she returned to the United States and lives in Lexington, KY. Judy has two children, Julia and Stephen, two children-in-law, Jim and Erin, and four grandchildren: Kyle, Jon, Karina, and Addy.

Judy’s first book, The Lady, was a finalist in the 2012 Amazon Break-out Novel Award. The first two novels of her Bucks County Mysteries, Unringing the Bell and Bride of the Wind are available March 1, 2018. The series is set in an imaginary small town in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Call me Mara, the story of Ruth and Naomi, is scheduled for publication in March, 2019.

In addition to writing, Judy’s passions include travel, tennis, elephants, and playing the piano.

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Giveaway and Tour Stops

Enter to win a $50 Amazon/BN GC – a Rafflecopter giveaway
Remember to comment to win!
a Rafflecopter giveaway

Follow Unringing the Bell's tour at:

Mar 1: Christine Young
Mar 6: Edgars's Books
Mar 8: XoXo Book Blog
Mar 13: Sharing Links and Wisdom
Mar 15: Stormy Nights Reviewing and Bloggin'
Mar 20: It's Raining Books
Mar 22: Let me Tell you a Story
Mar 27: A Chick Who Reads
Mar 29: Unabridged Andra's
Apr 3: BooksChatter
Apr 5: Read Your Writes Book Reviews
Apr 10: Laurie's Thoughts and Reviews
Apr 12: The Reading Addict
Apr 17: The Avid Reader
Apr 19: Queen of All She Reads
Apr 24: The Mystery Section
Apr 26: Author C.A.Milson
May 1: Fabulous and Brunette
May 3: Two Crazy Ladies Love Romance
May 8: Archaeolibrarian - I Dig Good Books!
May 10: Harlie's Books
May 15: Hope. Dreams. Life... Love
May 17: Jazzy Book Reviews
May 22: La libreria di Beppe
May 24: Mixed Book Bag
May 29: Musings From An Addicted Reader
May 31: Readeropolis
Jun 5: Locks, Hooks and Books
Jun 7: Sapphyria's Books
Jun 12: Long and Short Reviews


Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thanks for hosting!

Nikolina said...

I am really enjoying following this tour, thank you for all the great blog posts and excerpts!

Unknown said...

I enjoyed getting to know your book; congrats on the tour, I hope it is a fun one for you, and thanks for the chance to win :)

Rita Wray said...

Sounds like a great read.

Victoria Alexander said...

Great post & awesome giveaway :)

Judy Higgins said...

It is definitely fun! You do all this work writing a book, so it's a real treat when you finally get to share it with people.

Judy Higgins said...

I just had someone tell me it was one of her two favorite books in the last two years! I hope you enjoy it as much as she did.

Kim said...

Have you ever gotten caught sneaking food into the movies?

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Bernie Wallace said...

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