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$25 Amazon + 3 Book Set - Fog City Strangler - Greg Messel-ends 3/28

Monday, February 10, 2014


Pump Up Your Book is pleased to bring you Greg Messel’s Fog City Strangler virtual book tour February 3 – March 28! To view a list of the other bloggers participating please click here

I have already read one of these books in this series, San Francisco Secrets ( see my review here ) and I loved it-so when I was asked to review this book I jumped on it!

There is a really nasty guy roaming San Francisco and he is strangling blonde woman. Nobody can seem to figure out who he is- Amelia is a blond and Sam is really worried about her --especially since she was chosen to have her picture put on billboards for a TWA advertisement. He wants to keep her by his side at all times-but with her job-Then a blond (bleached) is strangled in Sam & Amelia's apartment building-Meanwhile Sam Slater has been contacted to try and locate an elderly society woman's daughter, who disappeared on a beach one night never to be heard from or seen again. Of course he enlists the aid of his TWA stewardess wife Amelia.

The twists and turns in this book will keep you guessing and although I was able to guess some of it--a lot caught me off guard. Another 5 star for Greg Messel from Miki's Hope!


About the book: (from Amazon)


As 1958 nears an end San Francisco is being terrorized by a man who calls himself the “Fog City Strangler,” who preys on pretty young blonde women. The strangler announces each murder by sending a note and piece of the victim’s clothing to the local newspapers.

Angst mounts as the strangler continues to claim more victims. Private eye Sam
Slater is worried that the Fog City Strangler may be eyeing his beautiful blonde wife, TWA stewardess Amelia Ryan. His anxiety is further fueled when TWA launches an advertising campaign with Amelia’s picture on a series of billboards plastered all over the city. Sam fears the billboards may attract too much attention--the wrong kind of attention.

Meanwhile, Sam and Amelia are hired to try to find the missing daughter of a
wealthy dowager who fears she has lost her only child. The missing woman went for a walk with her dog on Stinson Beach, near San Francisco, and seemingly vanished into thin air. The woman’s husband arrived at their beach house and found the dog running loose but there was no trace of his wife. The police are stumped in their investigation.

As Sam and Amelia look into the disappearance of the woman on the beach they
discover that nothing is as it seems at first glance. On a stormy night a shadowy figure sets fire to the beach house where the couple is staying--hoping to stop their
investigation.

Greg Messel’s Fog City Strangler is a stand-alone thriller but is part of the Sam Slater Mystery Series--Last of the Seals, Deadly Plunge and San Francisco Secrets.


Read a couple of chapters here


Discuss this book in our PUYB Virtual Book Club at Goodreads by clicking HERE.

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About the Author: (from Amazon)


Greg Messel grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area and now lives in Edmonds, Washington on the Puget Sound with his wife, Carol. “Fog City Strangler” is his seventh novel and is the fourth in a new series of Sam Slater mystery novels. Greg has lived in Oregon, Washington, California, Wyoming and Utah and has always loved writing, including stints as a
reporter, columnist and news editor for a daily newspaper.

Follow news about Messel’s writings and books at www.gregmessel.com.

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Greg Messel is giving away a 3 book set of his Sam Slater Mystery Series (Last of the Seals, Deadly Plunge and San Francisco Secrets AND a $25 Amazon Gift Card!

By entering the giveaway, you are confirming you are at least 18 years old.
One winner will be chosen via Rafflecopter to receive the 3 book set and $25 Amazon Gift Card.
This giveaway begins February 3 and ends on March 28.
Winner will be contacted via email on Monday, March 31, 2014.
Winner has 48 hours to reply.

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61 comments :

Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

This one has my name all over it. I'm totally intrigued with it and can't WAIT to read it!

Masshole Mommy said...

I really do enjoy a good mystery, so I think I would really like this book. I am adding to my reading list right now.....

Tough Cookie Mommy said...

This is a great price for a set of mystery books like these. I'm sure all the mystery buffs will snatch it right up.

Jennifer Williams said...

This sounds like a book my oldest would love, he loves murder mysteries. I this is a series, he is going to love it. This will give him something to read while we move.

Emily Stephens said...

This book sounds like something I would enjoy - I love mystery books. I should add this to my "Read" shelf on Good Reads.

Kay Adeola said...

This one sound great i would love to read it i love mysteries.

Lisa Brown said...

Question: What is the hardest thing about writing?

debra pauley said...

This book sounds like something I would enjoy - I love mystery books.

Ashley B. said...

This is definitely a book for me! It sounds great! Adding it to my must-read list now :)

mail4rosey said...

I like the books that keep you guessing. Even if you guess parts, the twists you don't leave you satisfied at the end. :)

suejansons said...

Sounds like the type of book I would read! Thanks for sharing!

Beth said...

Awesome! I love book tours and giveaways! Thanks for hosting!

Journeys of The Zoo said...

Mystery is my favourite genre so don't stop writing but have you ever written about anything?

Besos, Sarah
Blogger at Journeys of The Zoo

Kristen Campbell said...

This one really looks like a great one! Gonna have to add it to my reading list :)

Vinma said...

I wonder what is going to happen to Sam's girl friend? will she be spared or she will need to meet the face of death eventually? Interesting plot!

Anonymous said...

Never heard of this author,but willing to try.

Nicole A. said...

I don't tend to get into the mystery novels too much. Then again maybe I should venture that way every now and again.

Renald said...

I'm sure the butler did it. Or the dog. :-) Deb P

LOVE MELISSA:) said...

This book looks great! I can't wait to read it!

Sherry Butcher said...

Mystery is a great way to have fun figuring out who done it. Have any other sets your working on now?

Pam said...

Hmm, this sounds like a book with lots of twists and turns!

Lawna Noe said...

I always love a book filled with twists and turns. I bet this is a great read!

Celebrity VIP Lounge said...

This book surely sounds like it would keep my attention!

Amanda Her said...

This book looks so scary! Definitely a page-turner, I'm sure!

Lady Lilith said...

Interesting book. Sounds a little creepy. So up my alley.

becca said...

This one really looks like a great one! Gonna have to add it to my reading list :)

Coolmoms Cooltips said...

this sounds too stressful for me to read! bet it just keeps you hooked and on the edge of your chair!

Melanie B said...

This sounds like a good book my husband may like to read . I'm going to share it with him

Annie said...

Quite the interesting book & it's set in the SF Bay Area where I live :D

Casa Vilora Interiors said...

That sounds like a very good read. I love the title

Nikki said...

This sounds like a good one! I love the title, it just invokes a sense of mystery and suspense.

Teresa Moody said...

Reading about all these authors makes me want to get back into writing. I should send you a copy of my book that I published about a blogger who is being stalked and threatened. Maybe I will when I get the courage to. lol

Savannah Logan said...

My husbands grandmother loves these types of books! I would love to win this for her!

Cheap Is The *New* Classy said...

I love suspenseful books and crime dramas. This book definitely sounds like one I would be interested in reading.

Ashley Gill said...

My husband would love this book! This is an awesome giveaway and I'd love to win for him! Thanks!

Marielle Altenor said...

I don't know why but i enjoy books about serial killers! Would love to read this one! It's interesting to read about their pattern and trying to see if they will get caught.

Laura Harris said...

If I was to read your book without stopping how long of a read would it be?..My favorite TV show is Criminal Minds..is that the fan base you are looking for?

Eliz Frank said...

Interesting subject matter and a tad scary for me. But I can imagine this would be a hit with all the suspense/mystery genre lovers. It would be perfect. Kudos Greg!

Le-an Lai Lacaba said...

How thrilling! I love how the main character wants to protect his wife. I like the gloomy setting too.

Lisa Richards/alterlisa said...

I love mysteries and during the mid 50's til the early 60's lived in the San Francisco area while my dad was in the navy. Look forward to visiting the areas he and my mom visited.

Greg Messel said...

Thanks to Michelle for hosting me and your comments. I hope you'll give Fog City Strangler a try. It's a great time period and great city. I grew up in the Bay Area and love a lot of the memories I have. In response to one comment--the butler didn't do it but there is a dog who plays a major role

Daniel M said...

liked the intro and great cover! - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

Jeanne Agee said...

Hi Greg! Mystery is one of my favorite genre. Sounds like you have lived in many places to give you a good background to write about numerous subjects. Please continue to share your talent with us and thanks for the giveaway. Love the sound of this book and will be sure to put it on my list.

Angie Church said...

love to read mystery and just wondering where Gregs ideas for books come from

Greg Messel said...

Thanks hope you'll enjoy the mysteries and specifically Fig City Strangler- I grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area and gave lots if vivid memories. It was a very interesting time in the late 1950s

Mary Bearden said...

I have read his other two books and loved them! Can't wait to read this one too!

Sarah Hayes said...

this looks like a nice set. I was wondering what it is about writing mystery novels that he likes the most.

Lana Bradstream said...

Sounds like an intriguing read!

Anonymous said...

This sounds like a great read and one that would keep my attention.
heather hgtempaddy@hotmail.com

Swaddle said...

The sounds great, I love mysteries and crime novels.

Natalie said...

What do you do to get past writers block?

greg messel said...

I've never had writers block where I didn't know what to write about. Sometimes as I'm writing I need to step back for a few days and let my ideas develop. That's especially true in writing mysteries. You can write yourself into a corner and winder how you're going to get out.

Greg Messel said...

I think one of the hardest things in the mechanics of writing is dialogue--making it interesting and natural. Most authors I know would agree. It takes lots and lots of polishing to get it right

Christy Maurer said...

I love mysteries and this sounds like a great set! I love that the setting is in the 50's.

Blakely Drake said...

I think it is so cool that authors hold giveaways!

amy banks said...

interesting looking books, sure hope i get a chance to read them
aka midgeknows@rogers.com

Lisa Ehrman said...

Thanks for the awesome giveaways and best of luck with your great book!

Ashley Trail said...

I am so happy to find a new mystery author!!

mandala said...

I enjoy mystery books - thanks for the chance! Question: What was the inspiration for the storyline?

Bonnie Caselman said...

Did you live in San Fransisco? Is that why you set the book there?

Alexa Cohen said...

i love this!

 
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