Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Virtual Book Tour: The Hounding by Sandra de Helen


Congratulations to MomJane, winner of the GC for commenting.

Goddess Fish Promotions is organizing a Virtual Book Tour for The Hounding by Sandra de Helen, a cozy mystery available available now. The tour will run October 15 - 19, 2012, and Sandra is available for guest post and interviews. A copy of the book is available in PDF and mobi formats for review in conjunction with a guest post or interview.

Sandra will be awarding the winner's choice of a backlist eBook to a randomly drawn commenter at every stop, and a $25 Amazon GC to one commenter from the tour.

Tall, thin, androgynous Shirley Combs considers herself the world’s greatest living detective because she uses the methods and casebook of Sherlock Holmes to solve crimes of the gentry of the American city most closely resembling London, England -- in terms of the weather, at least. Sidekick/narrator Dr. Mary Watson both delights in and is frustrated by her partner’s behavioral resemblance to Sherlock. Combs is unemotional, analytical, and given to pacing through the night in the streets of the almost perfectly livable city of Portland, Oregon. Her ability to observe details and understand their relationship to a case is unmatched; her demands on Watson’s time are too.

Shirley Combs bills herself as the world’s greatest living detective, and why not? Taunted and teased as a child because her name sounded so much like Sherlock Holmes's, she developed an early obsession with the adventures and methods of Sherlock himself. She considered her fate sealed when she met up with Dr. Mary Watson. Shirley adds the technology of today to Holmes’s 100-year-old casebook and solves the mysteries of her much-beloved hometown. Mary Watson assists, and - of course - chronicles their exciting exploits. The planned series of novels incorporates and explores current events, types of people, social/economic situations that occur in Portland and the Pacific Northwest.

In their first documented adventure, Shirley is hired by 19-year-old Goldenhawk Vandeleur to investigate her wealthy mother’s untimely death. Timber heiress Priscilla Vandeleur Leoni, direct descendant of Sir Charles Baskerville, decides to spend the family fortune saving the old-growth forests of Oregon. She is a product of the 1960’s - former hippie and free-love advocate who gave birth out-of-wedlock, experimented with lesbian separatism, and married late. When faced with midlife, she tries to outrun her fears and give away her huge fortune. Haunted by a phobia of dogs, she is literally frightened to death by a pair of hounds.
October 15:  Bodice Ripper Novels
October 15:  Long and Short Reviews:  Mystery Guests
October 16:  Welcome to My World of Dreams
October 16:  REVIEW Reviewing Shelf
October 17:  Lisa Haselton's Reviews and Interviews
October 18:  Tamaria Soana
October 19: The Muse Unleashed

3 comments:

Carrie said...

I'd love to participate with a review and or guest post.

The 19th please :)

SammyCoville said...

I can do the 16th or 18th :D

Tamaria Soana said...

I can do an interview on the 18th
Tamariasoana@yahoo.com