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Monday 2 November 2020

☀ Bird in Hand: Sam Tate Mysteries [2] - Nikki Stern

Thank you for joining us on the Virtual Book Tour for Bird in Hand, a Mystery by (, Ruthenia Press, 297 pages).

This is the second book in the Sam Tate Mysteries series.

 "The book... allows Tate to more fully come into her own as a formidable character on whose shoulders future procedurals could confidentially be placed." ~ Kirkus Reviews

"Bird in Hand will have prior Sam fans and newcomers thoroughly engrossed, all the way to the unexpected end."
~ D. Donovan, Senior Reviewer, Midwest Book Review

PREVIEW: Check out the book's synopsis and the Kindle Cloud Reader Preview below, as well as full details of the series.

Author Nikki Stern will be awarding a $10 Amazon gift card to two randomly drawn winners 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: KCR Preview || The Series || About the Author || Giveaway & Tour Stops ||


When the body of popular local guide Arley Fitchett washes up onto Maryland’s Eastern Shore, Lieutenant Sam Tate, just two months at her new job, is charged with investigating his death.

She learns the dead man was searching for a carving he believed had been hidden in the area by pirates in 1718. He’s not the only one. Several others shared Fitchett’s obsession with the bird with the sapphire eye.

But which one of them is the murderer—or the next victim? And how long does Sam have to catch a killer before her own past catches up with her?

Teaser: KCR Preview

A Treasure Hunt to Die For

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The Series: Sam Tate Mysteries

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The Wedding Crasher [1]

A brunette in a bridal gown turns up in Pickett County, Tennessee, throat slit and ring finger missing. She’s the latest victim of the Wedding Crasher, a serial killer who murders women just weeks before their weddings.

Samantha Tate is Picket County’s yoga-loving, poker-playing new sheriff, a former Nashville homicide detective who struggles with her inner demons. To catch the meticulous murderer, Sam will have to follow her instincts and ignore her worst impulses. Can she stop the Wedding Crasher before another bride-to-be dies?

[Published 15 April 2019, 343 pages]

About the Author

Nikki is the author of five books, all of which have earned critical praise.

Her essays have been published in the New York Times, USA Today, Newsweek, and Humanist Magazine as well as in three anthologies.

She collaborated on a series of interactive murder mystery musicals that make up the Café Noir series, published by Samuel French.

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Giveaway and Tour Stops

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CMash said...

How ironic...I just saw a review for this book and it was a great one.

Nikki Stern said...

Thank you for the feature