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Tuesday 3 March 2020

☀ Sleuth on Safari: Traveler Cozy Mysteries [1] - A.R. Kennedy

Thank you for joining us on the Virtual Book Tour for Sleuth on Safari, a Mystery by (, A.R. Kennedy, 264 pages).

This is the first book in the Traveler Cozy Mystery series.

Author A.R. Kennedy 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 (☀), and reviews (✍).

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


Naomi and her estranged sister are off on a trip of a lifetime—an African safari, a bucket list trip for Naomi on which she got a last-minute deal. Naomi thinks traveling with her sister will be the worst part of her African safari until she finds one of their fellow travelers, the unlikable Dr. Higgins, dead.

She gets more adventure than she bargained for when she starts investigating what she thinks is murder but the luxury lodge says was a tragic accident. She only has a few vacation days, and a few game drives, to find the killer.

Teaser: Excerpt

     I returned my attention to our current view. The lush green landscape in front of us. For over a mile, the varying shades of green spanned in front of us. Nothing man-made in sight. Even if you looked to your right or left, you couldn’t see the other lodgings. All you saw was nature. p
     Some of the greens started to sway. Initially, I thought it was the wind, but the movement was just in a small area. I pulled my binoculars out of my backpack for a closer look and gaped at what I saw.
     Our phone rang and Charlotte ran to get it.
     Now in full view, I watched a herd of elephants appear in the field. The twenty-plus elephants varied in age and sizes. The wrinkled gray bodies, with white curved tusks, marched along the land, spread out from each other. Their tails gently swung back and forth. Some stopped to graze. Their elongated trunks reached into the trees for leaves.
     “It was Geri, from next door,” Charlotte told me as she returned. I pointed to the field. “Wow,” she gasped.
     In silence, we watched the herd traverse the field. I snapped a few photos but spent most of the time just watching them. They walked slowly across the land. I smiled as a calf—that’s what Sonny told me a baby elephant was—trotted to keep up with his mother after he had fallen behind. The elephants’ trunks swung slowly back and forth as they plodded along. Occasionally, they stopped to graze a few leaves from the trees before resuming their journey together.
     The herd now gone, I asked, “Why’d Geri call?”
     “Wanted to let us know about the herd of elephants.”
     I rested my head on the lounge chair. “That’s nice.”
     “Ulterior motive, I’m sure.”

A bargain deal on a safari + one dead body = An adventure no one could plan for.

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About the Author

A R Kennedy lives in Long Beach, New York, with her two pups. She works hard to put food on the floor for them. As her favorite T-shirt says, ‘I work so my dog can have a better life'. She’s an avid traveler. But don’t worry. While she’s away, her parents dote on their grand-puppies even more than she does. Her writing is a combination of her love of travel, animals, and the journey we all take to find ourselves.

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Victoria Alexander said...

Great post, thanks for sharing!

Rita Wray said...

Sounds like a great read.

Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thank you for hosting

A R Kennedy said...

Thank you for having me on your blog!

Kim said...

What's your writing process like?

Anonymous said...

I couldn't reply to comments so--Victoria and Rita--Thank you for your comments.
Kim--my writing process is disorganized, at best. Plus there's usually a small pup sitting on my lap. :)

James Robert said...

I am enjoying these tours and finding all the terrific books my family is enjoying reading. Thanks for bringing them to us and keep up the good work.