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Murder at the Willcotts Hotel by Sasscer Hill is a Mystery & Suspense Event pick #mystery #giveaway



Title: Murder at the Willcotts Hotel


Author: Sasscer Hill


Genre: Mystery


Book Blurb:


With the death of an oppressive and overprotective husband, Janet suddenly becomes a very rich widow. Euphoric with her newfound freedom and wealth, she buys a lovely race filly, and spends a warm winter paradise at a five-star Southern hotel. She is hopeful for a new beginning and luck brings her a new love interest.


But she quickly discovers life is filled with danger and pitfalls. She will have to use and sharpen her wits to save herself.


One night, when her new man fails to arrive for dinner, she discovers his battered corpse and quickly finds herself the prime suspect.


Though pleased and relieved when her niece comes to stay with her, she soon discovers the young woman has been trailed by a vicious stalker.


With at least one killer on the loose at the elegant, southern hotel, can she expose the assassin before death strikes again?


Excerpt:


“Look at that one fellow,” said the lady sitting next to me. “With that long silver hair and those gorgeous blue eyes. He looks like that actor Dexter Reddinger. You know, the one in that movie, “The Final Furlong.”


“Didn’t see it,” I said.


But he was striking, with his silver moustache, beard, long legs, and boots. I pegged him for over sixty-five, but he still had looks to die for.


His name was Paul, and he settled in the closest chair, stretching his legs out while settling an appraising glance on me.


Why hadn’t I touched up my lipstick? At least I’d lost the extra weight gained during those last years with Ed. But, what was I thinking? This guy had to have a woman––maybe two.


“So,” he said, in a pleasantly soft voice. “What’s your name?”


“Janet,” I said, taking a desperate sip of my whiskey.


“You got a last name, Miss Janet?”


“Simpson.”


“A lady of few words.” His voice held a bit of a country twang. He smiled, revealing slightly crooked front teeth.


They kept him from being as attractive as I’d feared. I found those teeth relaxing and told him I was in Aiken because of my race filly, Pearl.


“Well, Miss Janet, I’ve got some horses here too. Flew ‘em in from my ranch in Wyoming. Love this town--great for training. The ground never freezes, and you got that sandy soil.”


As we chatted, I learned he was recently widowed, and he perked up when he heard my husband had passed on. Could there be something here? Wishful drinking, I told myself. Still, it was about time I enjoyed life again.


Except, I would check on his story about a ranch in Wyoming. I hated that I doubted people. I never had when Ed was alive, but then I’d been so sheltered by him I’d never realized how many people lie.


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What makes your featured book a must-read?


A suddenly rich widow, enjoying life for the first time, quickly discovers life is filled with danger and pitfalls. Facing sudden murder, and a vicious stalker, she must learn to use and sharpen her wits to save herself.


Giveaway –


Enter to win a $35 Amazon gift card:



Open Internationally.


Runs August 8 – August 21, 2023.


Winner will be drawn on August 22, 2023.


Author Biography:


Author Sasscer Hill was involved in horse racing as an amateur jockey and racehorse breeder for most of her life. Her mystery-thrillers portray the world of horse racing, and the skullduggery that big money and gambling so often attract. Her novels have won the Dr. Tony Ryan Best in Racing Literature Award (Flamingo Road) and the Carrie McCray Award (The Dark Side of Town). Her Nikki Latrelle mysteries have also received multiple award nominations for Agatha, Macavity, Claymore, and an additional Dr. Tony Ryan Award.


Sasscer lives in Aiken, South Carolina horse country, with her husband, a dog, and a cat.


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1 Comment


Rita Wray
Rita Wray
Aug 16, 2023

Sounds like a good story.

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