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Friday 30 August 2019

☀ 13 Steps to the Cellar - Teresa Mathews

Thank you for joining us on the Virtual Book Tour for 13 Steps to the Cellar, a Mystery by (, Tirgearr Publishing, 298 pages).

PREVIEW: Check out the book's synopsis and the Kindle Cloud Reader Preview below.

13 Steps to the Cellar
is ONLY 0.99 until 6 September 2019.

Author Teresa Mathews will be awarding a $25 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 (☀).

|| Synopsis || Teaser: Excerpt || About the Author || Giveaway & Tour Stops ||


There were thirteen steps to the cellar. They were steep and they were narrow—but was a fall down them enough to have caused the twenty-seven deep lacerations to her aunt’s head?

Callie Harris travels from her home in Alabama to her aunt’s former mansion in Maine to unravel the haunting forty-year-old mystery of Dr. Laverne Harris Doss’ brutal death.

Why wasn’t a murder weapon found? Was her uncle justly convicted of the killing? Was his mistress involved? Or was the murderer the bearded stranger rumored to have arrived by train that night?

In the charming town of Richmond, located on the banks of Maine’s historic Kennebec River, Callie uncovers the community’s darkest secrets—a botched police investigation, a betrayed widow’s lie, a dead woman’s blackmail, and a wealthy philanthropist’s shame. The web of intrigue extends far beyond Callie's suspicions and its connection to her personal story pierces her to the core.

Teaser: Excerpt

Three weeks after her father’s funeral, Callie stood in front of the Richmond, Maine house where her aunt had lived, worked, and died. She took one picture after another, even crossing the street to capture the full view of the magnificent three story home. The stately, red-brick Colonial mansion still looked much like the pictures from the old newspaper article she’d found in the drawer. Four chimneys rose above the roof, and modillion cornice adorned the overhanging eaves. A white portico covered the front entrance. Zooming in, she could even see the shiny brass knocker on the red door.

13 Steps to the Cellar
Pre-order now for ONLY 0.99! Out 4 Sep 2019!

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About the Author

Teresa Mathews is a graduate of The University of South Alabama. She’s a member of the Mobile Writers Guild and serves on the Board of Directors for the Alabama Nursery and Landscape Association.

An avid gardener and artist, she has multiple book covers to her credit. Several years ago after visiting the site of her real-life aunt’s murder, Teresa discovered another passion–storytelling. Although inspired by an actual tragedy, Thirteen Steps to the Cellar is fiction.

Raised on the Gulf Coast, Teresa, her husband, and son now live on a farm with a second home on the sparkling white sands of Fort Morgan, Alabama.

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Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thanks for hosting!

Bernie Wallace said...

Did you go to school and major in writing?

Victoria Alexander said...

Happy Friday, thanks for sharing the great post :)

Rita Wray said...

Sounds like a good book.

James Robert said...

Another great book to discover. Thanks so much for sharing this with us.

Teresa Mathews said...

Thank you for hosting "13 Steps to the Cellar!" It's very exciting to be on your blog the Friday before my release day.

Teresa Mathews said...

Hi Bernie, I majored in music. I didn't start writing until later in life but someone told me writing and music come from the same side of the brain!??? Not sure about that, but I love both!

Teresa Mathews said...

Thanks James!

Teresa Mathews said...

Hi Victoria, Happy Friday to you too!

Teresa Mathews said...

Thank Rita! Have a great week-end.

Kim said...

If you could have a do over, what would you do differently?

Bernie Wallace said...

Do you have any exciting plans for the Labor Day weekend?

Bernie Wallace said...

How long after you finish a book do you start writing your next one?

Teenyluvkins said...

What proved to be your biggest challenge when writing this?

latishajean said...

Can't wait to read it sounds good!