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Purse-Stachio Makes A Splash is a Beach Read Event pick #cozymystery #wrpbks #beachread #giveaway

Title: Purse-Stachio Makes A Splash

Author: Wendy Kendall

Genre: Cozy Mystery

Book Blurb:

Designer Katherine Watson is up to her shoulder bag in danger after she's dared to act. Now she's investigating a chilling cold case and in purse-suit of justice. Despite all she faces, she's determined to see that a murderer gets their just desserts.


The wall was covered with sand and surf. Katherine was impressed by its realism. It was like seeing outside through floor to ceiling windows and there were portraits of four family members, all enjoying a day together at the beach.

Ida pointed at the signature on the lower right corner. “I was right. It's a Tracy Ryan painting of the family enjoying a sunny day at Bayside.”

Arturo viewed it, wide-eyed. “Magnifico. Who could cover this? It's a vibrant tribute to a loving heart.”

Katherine wondered, “Will you leave it uncovered?”

“Oh yes.”

Katherine searched the wall for any clue. Her shoulders sagged when she didn't see one. “What could have happened to her?”

Ida clasped her hands together. “I don't think we'll ever know.”

Brenda typed into her cell phone and put it back in her purse. “I'm going to check with the police department and see if they can re-open the cold case. Maybe with today's technology there's evidence we can now pursue.”

Katherine stepped up to the artist's self-portrait and whispered, “We'll do all we can to solve your mystery.”

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What makes your featured book a must-read?

A prequel to Kat Out of the Bag, designer Katherine Watson is up to her shoulder bag in danger, but she's determined to see that a murderer gets his just desserts. It all starts with a teasing dare in the Ginardo's Family Ice Cream Shop that plunges Katherine and her friend Brenda Dirling into a chilling cold case. They don't know it, but this may be the last adventure Katherine and Brenda will have together, before tragedy strikes one of them down.

Giveaway –

Enter to win a $25 Amazon gift card:

Open Internationally.

Runs July 17 – July 25, 2023.

Winner will be drawn on July 26, 2023.

Author Biography:

The result of Wendy Kendall's passion for purses, mystery and romance is the intriguing In Purse-Suit Mysteries. Kat Out of the Bag introduces Katherine Watson purse designer/sleuth. As Kat moves from designer bags to body bags, she's uncovering clues to a murder. The prequel, Purse-Stachio Makes A Splash delves into a chilling cold case. Finalist for Best Romantic Suspense at Killer Nashville, Snow Kiss Cookies To Die For creates a tangle of mystery and love and raises suspicions about Desiree's romantic new sweetheart, Leo. A summer read that will keep you on the edge of your beach towel, Cherry Shakes In The Park blends danger, divas, and frothy delights. And ribbons of love run through Wendy's newest book, Heart of Christmas Cookies and Dreams. Wendy enjoys investigating the Pacific Northwest life, and she leaves a trail of her own clues as a blogger, YouTube podcaster, speaker, project manager, and syndicated columnist.

Social Media Links:

Twitter: wendywrites1

Instagram: wendyekendall


Jul 26, 2023

My favorite is K Bromberg during the summer time


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Jul 18, 2023

Thank you, Wendy, for sharing your book in our Beach Reads Bookish Event!

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