Thursday, July 10, 2014

Politics Can Be Murder

Charlie Harris from the "Cat in the Stacks" series by Miranda James

The fall is rapidly approaching, and with the fall will come election day. The media is full of politics ads, and you're bombarded from all sides with rhetoric and mudslinging.

When Athena voters go to the polls this fall, they will have to decide which candidate they will vote for in the race for our state senate seat. We have two young men, both hometown boys, who are vying for the election.

Andrew Beckwith Long, known as Beck to his friends, is the scion of one of the oldest and most respected families in Athena. His roots extend back to the early days of Athena, before the Civil War. His mother, Lucinda Beckwith Long, is currently the mayor of our fair town. Beck grew up wealthy and privileged and is the type of All American boy who seems to walk perpetually in the sunshine. He is the odds-on favorite at the moment to win the election.

His opponent is Jasper Singletary whose family has also been in Athena since pre-Civil War Days. The Singletarys, however, have not been all that distinguished, compared to the Longs. Jasper's family is not wealthy and never has been. He is the first in the family to go to college and also to law school. He seems to be an able young man, certainly ambitious, but many wonder if he has a chance against Beck Long. Where Beck walks in sunlight, Jasper seems to hover in the shadows.

It's going to be an interesting race, that's for sure. More mud will probably be slung, and I will be glad when the election is done.

Find out just how crazy politics in Athena can get when Arsenic and Old Books hits the shelves on January 27, 2015. Diesel and Charlie will be making their hardcover debut!

50 comments:

  1. I can't wait for this book to come out. I have enjoyed all the previous Cat in the STacks books.

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  2. this series is in my TBR pile.....I have to start it soon!!!

    cyn209 at juno dot com

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  3. Looking forward to reading this book too.

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  4. This is a great series. Can't wait for the new book!!
    scarletbegonia5858@gmail.com

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  5. Sounds like a good read—thanks fr the opportunity to win a copy!

    skkorman AT bellsouth DOT net

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  6. Sounds great!
    Dnrocker@yahoo.com

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  7. Can't wait to find out who wins the election!
    rjprazak6@gmail.com
    Becky Prazak

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  8. Hooray! Hard Cover is a great step forward. January 27th will be here before we know it. Can't wait!

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  9. Looking forward to this one!

    lkleback@hotmail.com

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  10. I can't wait for the new book in this series, love the series and the covers!

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  11. Love her books. I always have a hard time finding them though. Can't wait for this one.

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  12. I really, really dislike the mud-slinging politics!

    ElaineE246 at msn dot com

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  13. Hardcover? Congrats!!!!

    carstairs38 at gmail dot com

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  14. I haven't read this series yet

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  15. A new series which sounds captivating. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  16. Like the cover.
    CABWNANA1@bellsouth.net

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  17. An intriguing series. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  18. Another series that I love. It's a long time until January but I'll be on the list to get it.

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  19. I predict trouble for one (or both) of the candidates.
    libbydodd at comcast dot net

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  20. Can't wait to read this one!

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  21. Hi Miranda... I have the new book listed already on my Jan. 2015 release list and am impatiently awaiting its release.

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  22. I can't wait to read it.

    Kit3247(at)aol(dot)com

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  23. Rhetoric and mudslinging - in your new book and on the news today!
    kpbarnett1941[at]aol.com

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  24. Politics - always intriguing. And Arsenic and Old Anything in a title pulls me in!
    sallycootie@gmail.com

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  25. Ooh--politics--love it! I'm very intrigued by shadow hoverer Jasper Singletary; this series gets better and better.

    michstjame at gmail dot com

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  26. I love this series and can't wait for my next visit to Athena. robbfan141729@yahoo.com

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  27. I love Charlie and Diesel. Politics, not so much. areewekidding@yahoo.com

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  28. Sometimes ya gotta go with the underdog. lkish77123 at gmail dot com

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  29. Interesting

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

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  30. Congratulations on the hardcover! Love the title, Arsenic and Old Books, and the cover...Diesel is one "cool cat"!

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  31. Not interested in politics, just cats and murder mysteries!
    catbooks72(at)gmail(dot)com

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  32. Have enjoyed most aspects of this series. Cats and liraries/books are my favorites. Looking forward to the next installment.

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  33. the whole concept is great. looking forward to getting this one after Christmas..what , yes , i said Christmas in July. Oh Dear!
    mardox@consolidated.net

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  34. Looking forward to reading this one! Can't wait to hear all the secrets coming out of the closets for these two opponents as they always do! Sounds like a good "mud slinging" read!

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  35. Ugh. I can't stand most politicians, especially the ones who seem to only campaign by slinging mud! But...I look forward to reading fictional versions.

    cozyupwithkathy at gmail dot com

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  36. I have added this book to my TBR list. Thanks for the giveaway!
    Raquel36m@gmail.com

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  37. Sounds like our small town---the politics are getting pretty bad here lately. I'll have to read this book.
    suefarrell.farrell@gmail.com

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  38. I love this series and can hardly wait for this one but what is the giveaway for today?..... and who won the July 5th giveaway?
    dotkel50 at comcast dot net

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  39. Congratulations on your hardcover debut!

    jtcgc at yahoo dot com

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  40. One of my favorite series! afarage(at) earthlink.net

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  41. I'd rather read about and have politics in a cozy story than watch all the campaigns in reality.
    And I think this is a cozy series I need to get connected into. :) Are Diesel and Charlie pets?
    donna {dot} durnell {at} sbcglobal {dot} net

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  42. Politics and intrigue always interesting. I love the cover.
    DelAnne
    InspirationalAngel@hotmail.com

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  43. I love this series! It is being released in audio form as well I believe, can't wait! kathambre@yahoo.com

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  44. Love reading these cozy mysteries. Really relaxing - the perfect "calgon" moment!

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  45. It has me hooked. Would love to read it.

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  46. Thanks, everyone! For those who have not yet read the series, Charlie Harris is a human, a librarian, and Diesel is his Maine Coon cat who goes almost everywhere with him. I'll do a drawing in late January when the book is out for a free signed copy of the hardcover.

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  47. I have read all of the Charlie and Diesel books and I love them.
    Especially Diesel! Keep writing these wonderful books!

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  48. I have read all of the Charlie and Diesel books.
    I love Diesel!
    Keep them coming!

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  49. I love Diesel and Charlie. Especially Diesel!
    Can't wait for the new one!!

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