Thursday, June 17, 2010

Newly Released



Grace Under Pressure
ISBN: 9780425235218


What it’s about:

Everyone wants a piece of millionaire Bennett Marshfield, owner of Marshfield Manor, but now it's up to a new curator Grace Wheaton and handsome groundskeeper Jack Embers to protect dear old Marshfield. But to do this, they'll have to investigate a botched Ponzi scheme, some torrid Wheaton family secrets-and sour grapes out for revenge.

Reviews:


Launching the Manor of Murder series with plenty of thrills and laughs, Hyzy (the White House Chef mysteries) creates the well-researched and believable estate of Marshfield Manor, part mansion and part museum. As assistant curator Grace Wheaton is handling a loud disturbance in the tea room, gunshots ring out from the fourth floor. Head curator Abe is killed, and the murderer mysteriously vanishes from the study. When billionaire Bennett Marshfield reveals that he's been receiving threatening letters from someone who might be the killer, Grace undertakes an amateur investigation, which includes looking into a local Ponzi scheme and her own family secrets. Well-drawn characters like busybody secretary Frances, handsome landscape architect Jack, and stalking wannabe PI Ronny are supported by lively subplots, laying series groundwork to rival Marshfield Manor's own elaborate structure. Publishers Weekly (June)


Jump into this one and feel yourself longing for the release of the next. Grace is a strong, intelligent, and sensitive sleuth that will keep you trailing behind her to see what she will uncover next. Each page will bring a new surprise, a different twist, and a view into Julie Hyzy’s excellent writing style. A must read for this summer! - 4 1/2 Stars, Reviewed by Kathy Fisher, Romance Readers Connection

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18 comments:

  1. This was another good debut novel. Looking forward to reading the next one in the series.

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  2. Thanks Dru! I'm so happy you enjoyed it!

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  3. Sounds like another winning series. I'm looking forward to getting my hands on a copy!

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  4. Hi Laura! Thanks so much!

    BTW I'm particularly excited because I've heard a rumor that my character, Grace, is due to introduce herself here tomorrow. Where do these characters get the idea *they* can have a blog? I'm sure I don't know, but I'm eager to see what she has to say about her experiences so far...

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  5. Thanks, Mason! So nice to see you here!

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  6. Congratulations on the great reviews. I look forward to reading your book.
    Annette

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  7. I'm so excited about this release! I love your books, Julie. :)

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  8. Hi Annett, thank you!! I've been so thrilled by the reviews so far. It's been just so wonderful to know that Grace is being received so well. Thanks for your note! Hope you tune in tomorrow to "meet" her!

    Elizabeth - thanks! And I'm excited about your release next month. I was lucky enough to read DELiCIOUS AND SUSPICIOUS early.

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  9. Ooops! I forgot the "e" on Annette! Sorry. Typing too fast and forgetting to proofread. My apologies, Annette!

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  10. Looks like a fun one! I like the premise and it sounds like there is some depth to it. Nice to get such great reviews, too. I will have to look for this.

    And I don't know the protocol, since this blog has multiple authors, but I really enjoy it, so have given the blog an award...

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  11. Thanks for the The Versatile Blogger Award, Watery Tart! We're turning the fun part over to the characters to see how they want to handle this. Stay tuned.

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  12. Loved this book! Terrific pace. Winning protagonist and a satisfying ending! Can't wait for the second.
    ~Avery

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  13. You're so sweet, Avery! Thank you!! Can't wait for The Long Quiche Goodbye!

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  14. My copy just arrived from Centuries and Sleuths! So this weekend, I'm planning to curl up and indulge. COngratulations!

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  15. This book is at the top of my TBR pile, and I can't wait to read more about Grace.

    Those are some great reviews, Julie. Congrats!

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  16. Hank! I'm so happy C&S got that copy out to you. There's another one headed your way. Should be there tomorrow... :-) Thanks so much! Congrats on all your award nominations! You must be flying high!

    Heather - Thanks! I hope you enjoy it. I've *always* enjoyed Nina and I have Lucy in my TBR pile right now. If I can get through these deadlines I might be able to read again!

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  17. Loved this book, and can't wait for more!

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