Monday, February 22, 2016

Introducing Cait Morgan - and win YOUR CHOICE of Cait Morgan Mystery





Hello folks, Cait Morgan here. Yes, I know most of you have probably never heard of me, but I’m a pretty friendly sort. At least, I think I am. I haven’t visited here before, so I’ll start with the basics. The first thing people tend to notice about me is my accent; I’m Welsh, and I know I lilt when I speak, even though I’ve lived in Canada for over a decade now. I moved from the UK after – well, I might as well get it out in the open straight away – I was arrested on suspicion of having murdered my ex-boyfriend. Which I didn’t. They finally worked out that was the case, but, because I was a criminal psychologist, the tabloid press never let up, so I jumped at the chance to take up an assistant professor role in the school of criminology at the University of Vancouver.

Upon arriving in Canada I built a good life for myself – happily single, even in my late forties – and also managed to carve quite a reputation in my chosen field of victim profiling, too. Then, a few years ago, I was hired as an occasional consultant to the regional integrated homicide investigation squad and met Bud Anderson, who headed up the unit. Colleagues for quite some time, his circumstances changed and we – well, let’s just say we’re now undertaking the journey of life together and we’re both happier for that decision.

It’s just as well, really, because whenever I leave home I seem to find myself in circumstances where I have to tackle a puzzling murder. The south of France, BC’s beautiful wine country, the Pacific coast of Mexico, a swanky restaurant in Vegas, a stunning clifftop castle in Wales and even a cruise ship heading from the Hawaiian Islands to Vancouver have all found me facing a corpse, and a cast of suspects I have to sift through to find the culprit. Luckily, both Bud and I have a deep and abiding belief that, whatever the circumstances, justice must served, and I like to think we work well as a team.

Of course, the really great thing about traveling is the chance to try out different types of food and drink. I admit I happily give up whatever diet I’m on when we head off on our travels…I mean, who wants to be on a diet when they’ve got the chance to overindulge just a bit? I sometimes try to walk off the extra calories by pursuing my interests in local cultures, art and architecture too. And Bud’s the best possible companion for all of that. Well, maybe not the food and drink part – because he’s pretty conservative in his tastes, and he’s usually got to be dragged toward anything that hints at being arty. But when it comes to the dead bodies, that’s when we really click. He reckons he keeps my feet on the ground by trying to get me to think procedurally, whereas I believe it’s my psychological insights that crack the motives and unmask the killers.

It’s nice to meet you – I hope we can spend some time together.


Comment on this post by midnight (Eastern) on Tuesday 23rd February to be entered to win a signed copy of ANY Cait Morgan Mystery. Make sure you put your email address in your comment, and tell me which book you’d like to win. I’ll email the winner, who can live anywhere in the USA or Canada, to get their mailing address.

Cathy Ace, like her sleuthing protagonist, is Welsh- Canadian, and writes the Cait Morgan Mysteries (book #7 THE CORPSE WITH THE GARNET FACE is published on April 5th 2016). The fourth book in the series won the 2015 Bony Blithe Award for Best Canadian Light Mystery.  She also writes the WISE Enquiries Agency Mysteries, which feature four softly-boiled female PIs (one is Welsh, one Irish, one Scottish and one English – hence the acronym) who investigate quintessentially British cases from their base at a Welsh stately home. The first in the series THE CASE OF THE DOTTY DOWAGER is available in paperback on March 1st, and the second, THE CASE OF THE MISSING MORRIS DANCER, was published in hardback on February 1st

You can find out more about Cathy Ace, her characters and books at her website, where you can also sign up for her newsletter, which is emailed every two months: http://cathyace.com/
You can also find Cathy on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Cathy-Ace-Author-318388861616661/?ref=hl   and Twitter: @AceCathy

94 comments:

  1. What an interesting post. Two series that sound great; I can't figure out how I missed them. Thanks for the giveaway. If I am the lucky one I would love to have a copy of The Corpse with the Silver Tongue.
    sallycootie@gmail.com

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    1. Hello Grandma Cootie - I'm so pleased you like the sound of both my series, and I'm glad you've discovered them now :-)

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  2. I haven't read either series yet and they sound good. I'll try for The Corpse with the Silver Tongue.
    sgiden at verizon(.)net

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    1. Hello SandyG265 - so pleased to be able to introduce you to two new series! :-)

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  3. Nice to meet you Cait! I'm looking forward to seeing the world through your eyes! Please don't enter me into the contest.

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    1. Thanks for dropping by, fellow blogger. It's good to be here - I'm looking forward to it (says Cait and Cathy) :-)

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  4. Wow, I have not read these as yet. looking forward to it.
    debby236 at gmail dot com

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    1. Hi Debby - so pleased that new folks are finding out about my work :-)

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  5. I haven't read this series yet. Can't wait to try it.
    Anita13dwayne5@hotmail.com

    The first book in the series, please

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    1. Hello AnitA - thanks for dropping by. Glad you like the sound of the books :-)

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  6. Hello, Cait. Thanks so much for the chance to win. I would choose The Corpse with the Golden Nose. Dmskrug3(at)hotmail(dot)com

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    1. Hello Daniele - Cait and Cathy here - typing very fast! Thanks for commenting! :-)

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  7. I haven't read this series yet, but it sounds wonderful! I would love to start with The Corpse with the Silver Tongue! jenjans2002@yahoo.ca

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    1. Hello JenJ - I'm delighted to have the chance to introduce you to my characters! :-)

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  8. I am new to these series and eager to read them! I would love to win The Corpse with the Silver Tongue to get started! lkleback@hotmail.com

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    1. Hello there Ikleback - choosing to start at the very beginning is a very good idea :-)

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  9. Hi Cait! It was nice reading your blog. I haven't read any of your books, but they sound wonderful. I would love to start with The Corpse with the Silver Tongue. djbolton@me.com

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    1. Hello Dinah - yay! - come to the south of France with me then to meet ... well, I mustn't say too much here, I suppose :-)

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  10. Hi Cait! It's nice to meet you, and thanks for sharing your story. Your book covers (and titles) remind me a little of the "Death in..." series by M.M. Kaye, which I adore. :-)
    Nicole
    nicolev.girldetective@gmail.com

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    1. p.s. If I win, I'd love to have a copy of The Corpse with the Silver Tongue so that I can start at the beginning of the series. :-)

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    2. Hello Nicole - I LOVE have to admit to feeling a great deal of pride when I see my book covers...they're a great promise of what's inside :-)

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  11. Ohhh. Newbies!! Looks really good. On my TBR now. But hope for an early start to get to know both author and series.
    Della at deepotter@peoplepc.com

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    1. Hello Della - glad to be a newbie on your TBR pile - it's an honor to make it that far with a new reader :-)

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  12. This series sounds captivating and intriguing. I would love to read The Corpse with The Emerald Thumb. Thanks for this great feature and wonderful giveaway. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Hello traveler - your handle makes me think you'd enjoy visiting all the different places Cait gets to visit (this year she's off to Amsterdam and Budapest!) :-)

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  13. This is such an awesome series, I would pick The Corpse with The Emerald Thumb, Yhanks for this awesome chance. Here is my email: lindamay4852@yahoo.com Linda May

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    1. Hello Linda - so pleased you like the sound of the series :-)

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  14. Two new series and a new author for me - YAY! I'd like to start at the beginning with The Corpse with the Silver Tongue if I should be lucky enough to win.

    kpbarnett1941[at]aol.com

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    1. Hello Karen B - it's always a pleasure for me to meet new readers too :-)

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  15. A fascinating post which I enjoyed greatly. The Corpse with the Sapphire Eyes interests me very much. What a wonderful series. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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    1. Hello petite - I'm so pleased you enjoyed Cait's post :-)

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  16. The series is new to me, but has been recommended! I'd love to win a copy of the first in the series, The Corpse with the Silver Tongue. Thank you for the chance!
    karen(dot)kenyon(at)rogers(dot)com

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    1. Hello Karen - thanks for entering, and thanks too to the person who recommended the series :-)

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  17. Hi Cathy, I own 4 of the Cait books and would love to be able to add another to my collection. I love the series and am looking forward to reading the new one also.

    NoraAdrienne (at) gmail (dot) com

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    1. Hello NoraA - thanks so much for having chosen to spend time with Cait and all the best with the draw! :-)

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  18. I haven't read this series yet, so I would like THE CORPSE WITH THE SILVER TONGUE. Thanks for the chance.
    marlene.ezell@gmail.com

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    1. So pleased to be able to introduce you to Cait Morgan :-)

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  19. Hi Cait. What a nice introduction. Should I be lucky enjoy to get chosen, I would like:vThe Corpse with the Diamond Hand (Cait Morgan #6).

    Andra

    mommy_to_zoe@hotmail.com

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    1. Delighted to have the chance to bring Cait Morgan to your attention Andra :-)

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  20. Welcome to one of my favorite blogs. I'd love to win the Corpse with the Golden Nose.
    suefarrell.farrell@gmail.com

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    1. It's super to be here, Sue - and all my characters are looking forward to meeting you too :-)

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  21. I haven't seen or read any of your books before. I would like "The Corpse with the Sapphire Eyes". Thank you for the giveaway. nyilmaz365@yahoo.com.

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    1. I'm delighted to have the chance to introduce my characters to new readers :-)

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  22. I love travel mystery books! Easy way to visit places.

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    1. Always happy to meet another person who enjoys discovering new places :-)

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  23. All that travel helps take care of the "Cabot Cove" syndrome.
    I have not read this series yet, so I think I should start with the first one.
    libbydodd at comcast dot net

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    1. No "Cabot Cove Syndrome" - you;re right. But folks might think Cait's travel plans are a good suggestion of where NOT to go ;-)

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  24. WOW, a new author and new books. Great post! Thanks.

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    1. Hello Annette - always a pleasure to meet new readers :-)

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  25. I live in Philadelphia, PA, and many local towns have Welsh names, e.g., Bryn Athyn and Bryn Mawr. I am unfamiliar with this series but would like to start reading with The Corpse with the Silver Tongue. cspod21@gmail.com Thank you!

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    1. I've not been to your part of the world (yet) but I understand you do have lots of super place-names. Good to meet you :-)

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  26. Thank you for the intro to what sounds to me like a wonderful who-dun-it series! If I should win, I would choose the first in the series please.
    sxygrndma48{at}yahoo{dot}com

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    1. Hello there keepmelaffn - whodunits are my favorite type of book to read too :-)

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  27. I got hooked on Cait Morgan with The Corpse with the Silver Tongue, and am eager to read more. Thanks for the opportunity. Thanks, Cathy...it's a great series. I like the character Cait.
    kat8762@aol.com

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    1. Hello Kathleen - I'm so glad you like Cait - despite her shortcomings ;-)

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  28. I think it would be fun to start with the first book: The Corpse with the Silver Tongue. Cait and Bud sound like intriguing characters - looking forward to meeting them. Thank you for a wonderful giveaway opportunity.

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  29. I love Cait. I'd love to read the Corpse With the Goldem Nose.

    kaye dot killgore at comcast dot net

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    1. Hello Kaye - I'm so glad you like Cait :-) Me too ;-)

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  30. I would like to get to know Cait Morgan,she sounds like an interesting character. A mystery with a criminalogist is a new twist. Would like to read "The Corpse with the Sapphire Eyes".
    diannekc8 (at) gmail (dot) com

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    1. I'm so glad you like the sound of the character and the books. :-)

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  31. I have enjoyed reading the first 2 Cait books, and would love to catch up and reading another one soon. Thanks for the chance to win! grace dot koshida at gmail dot com

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    1. Thanks ever so much for having already chosen to spend time with Cait. Fingers crossed you get to join her again soon :-)

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  32. I have not read any of your books but am looking forward to starting. Please enter me for the first book in the series. Rachel Lepree rlepree(at)musfiber(dot)com

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    1. I'm so pleased to meet readers who haven;t heard about Cait - I hope you get to meet her soon :-)

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  33. Welcome to Killer Characters, Cathy! I confess, while I have heard about a couple of the books in this series, I hadn't necessarily thought that it would be a series that I would like to read. But now, having read this post, I find myself intrigued. If I were to win, would you please send The Corpse with the Silver Tongue? I'm looking forward to getting to know Cait, Bud, and maybe even those from your WISE Enquiries Agency series in the future. Thanks for the chance to win.

    robbfan141729@yahoo.com

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    1. Hello Meg - I'm so pleased Cait's guest post intrigued you :-)

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  34. I haven't met you before but would like to read more about you. I would need to start with the first book in the series.

    ElaineE246@msn.com

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    1. Hello Elaine - nice to meet you too! I hope we get to spend some time together :-)

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  35. Oh my goodness, I can't wait to read about Cait. She sounds like someone I can't wait to be friends with. utaker555@gmail.com

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    1. Hello Brittany - thanks for dropping by...good to meet you too :-)

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  36. So glad to see this series, I have been searching for something new to read. I do think this series will be it. I sure would like to win the corpse with the sapphire eyes. thank you for the giveaway. Georgia
    queenvictoria50@aol.com

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    1. Hello Georgia - so pleased you like the sound of this series and hope you get to spend time with Cait soon :-)

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  37. I have not read any of these books but they sound good. I would love to get a copy of the first in the series if I were to win.
    Thereadmaster@me.com

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    1. Hello Virginia - so pleased to have the chance to meet new people :-)

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  38. I'm so glad that I read your post and discovered a new author!! I would love to win the first book in your series--The Corpse with the Silver Tongue. Thanks for this chance!!

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    1. Hello Linda - so happy to be discovered - welcome! :-)

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  39. Oops--Linda Herold lindaherold999@gmail.com

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  40. This sounds like a series I don't want to miss - have not read any of the Cait books yet. What a treat; I could be an armchair traveler and see the cases and places through her eyes! Thank you for the chance to win, and congrats on the new release! jeaniedannheim (at) ymail (dot) com

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    1. Hello Mama Cat - yes, armchair travels and corpses along the way....what fun! :-)

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  41. I can't wait to meet you Cait! gurooo53@whidbeyisland.net I would love to win The Corpse With The Silver Tongue!!!!

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    1. Hello Rebecca - here's hoping we meet soon :-)

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  42. The Corpse with the garner Face! seascapelife at gmail dot com

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  43. Thanks for the chance to win. I would love to win The Corpse With The Golden Nose. doward1952@yahoo.com

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    1. Hello Doward - thanks for dropping by and fingers crossed :-)

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  44. I have just finished the corpse with the diamond hand. this book was great to read in the middle of a midwest winter. Hawaii sounds great any time of year. I would like any other book in this series. Can't wit to read them. Thanks gbrzny @yahoo.com

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  45. Cool new author to add to my list. kamundsen44ATyahooDOTcom.

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  46. Sorry but I have not read any of your books yet. It would be nice to win one.

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  47. The Cait Morgan Series sounds very interesting. Thank you for the opportunity to win one of the books. If I were to win, I'd like to start with the first book. Thank you again but I'm definitely adding the series to my TBR list in any case. scesjps@yahoo.com

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  48. This was a wonderful post. I love mysteries and would be thrilled to win a copy of The Corpse with the Silver Tongue. My email address is michelle_willms at yahoo dot com. Thank you for the chance to win.

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  49. Glad to read about a new series (to me). Can't wait to start. I would love to win The Corpse with the Silver Tongue!!
    Thanks for offering.
    babemomara@att.net

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  50. Have not read any in the series but would love to visit Wales via "The Corpse with the Sapphire Eyes".

    karin56381 (at) gmail.com

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