Good day, my bookish peeps. Can you believe it’s already February of 2023?! I don’t know about you, but I had a nickname growing up that I positively hated. As soon as I hit puberty, I loudly and repeatedly “informed” everyone in my family that I would no longer answer to that name and firmly placed it in my past. Some people seem to embrace their nicknames, no matter how they got them, and others –like me– drop them as soon as possible and hope that they stay firmly in our past. I’m pleased to welcome as today’s special guest, “Peanut” aka Jim, a character from Carmel Conundrum by Stacy Wilder. Peanut will be giving us a glimpse into his life in this mystery read. Thank you, Peanut, for stepping out of the pages of Carmel Conundrum and joining us today. I’ll now turn the blog over to you.
Hi, my name is Peanut, well that’s not my real name. My real name is Jim. I earned the name Peanut when I was in the Army for my ability to squeeze through small spaces. Sure came in handy in Carmel Conundrum, but we’ll get to that.
When my wife died of cancer, I was pretty down. I started taking drugs. Before I knew it, I’d lost my job and then my home. That’s when I took to the streets down by the Carmel river. I was doing ok, getting by. Then that dude Apollo showed up, promising the world. Free food, shelter, and even drugs. All for doing some jobs on his so-called compound. My friend Rumor begged me to join her, so we both climbed on that darn bus.
Rumor decided right away that she was having none of it and left that night. Apollo said he’d take her back to “from whence she came.” He was always talking fancy like that. That was my last chance to leave voluntarily.
I knew the next day I’d made a big mistake. The leaders on the compound were called disciples with weird names, like Cosmo and Atlas. Apollo’s wives had numbers tattooed on their wrists and were sometimes referred to by their numbers. Everyone acted all kumbaya, but I’m telling you the place was creepy. I had to get out of there and fast. I put my thinking cap on and came up with a plan to escape.
And it’s a good thing I did. You’ll have to read the book to find out why and how I connect with the rest of the story.
Side note from the author: Peanut was one of my favorite characters to create. Several readers who read Carmel wanted to know what happened to him next. Don’t worry, you’ll find out in Cayman Conundrum. ♦
Carmel Conundrum: A Liz Adams Mystery
by Stacy Wilder
About Carmel Conundrum
Carmel Conundrum: A Liz Adams Mystery
Stolen identities, a cult, a kidnapping, an attempted murder, and a budding romance . . .
Join Private Investigator Liz Adams, and her lie-detecting Labrador, Duke, in the scenic town of Carmel By-the-Sea, as the pair investigate the mystery of stolen identities. Complications arise when Liz becomes romantically entangled with her hot new client, Brad.
Enter Apollo, a charismatic cult leader, whose mission to save the homeless has a dark twist. Why does he continue to trespass on Liz’s property? She’s compelled to uncover the answer.
Tensions mount, as the stakes become a matter of life and death. Will Liz and Duke solve both mysteries before the damage is irreparable?
Travel with Liz from Charleston, SC to Carmel, CA, and back to discover the astounding truth.
2nd in Series
Setting – California
Wild Hawk Press
Release Date: December 10, 2022
Paperback : 226 pages
ISBN13 : 9798985426625 (Paperback)
Digital ASIN : B0BPQXHL7Y (Kindle edition)
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About Stacy Wilder
Stacy Wilder has traveled to six out of seven continents Books have shaped her life and her travels. Her love of mysteries began with Nancy Drew.
Carmel Conundrum is the second book in the riveting Liz Adams Mystery series. In addition to mysteries, Stacy writes children’s stories, short stories, and poetry. She and her husband live in Houston, Texas, with a totally spoiled Labrador retriever, Eve.
Author Links: Website www.storystacy.com | Facebook https://www.facebook.com/wilderstacy | Amazon https://www.amazon.com/author/stacy.wilder | Instagram https://www.instagram.com/authorstacywilder/
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