Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Meet Sully Sullivan! (Plus a Giveaway!)

By Sully Sullivan from the Theater Cop Mysteries by J.A. Hennrikus

My name is Sully Sullivan. I live in Trevorton, MA, a small town on the North Shore of Massachusetts. I used to be a cop, but I was forced to retire a few years back (a story for another time) so I moved home, and took over as the general manager of the Cliffside Theater Company. That's right. I run a theater company now.
You know, when I took the job I didn't think I had many transferable skills. I was wrong. In my old job, I dealt with belligerent drunks. In this new job, right now? We're doing A Christmas Carol, and our Scrooge is a drunk. Sadly, my office doesn't have a jail, but I'm thinking about asking the props department help me out.
What other skills transfer? Negotiation classes are useful during production meetings when costumes and lights both need more money. Paperwork is paperwork, and there's plenty of it in this new job. And of course, there's the ability to tell if someone is lying. That's come in pretty handy.
The big surprise of the job? I love it. I thought this would be the "I need to do something while I figure my life out" job, but it's ended up being a new career. Sure, some days are easier than others, but the good far outweigh the bad.
Until this show, that is. This show the bad days are outnumbering the good. Scrooge isn't the only problem. Far from it. But to top off the production worries? My friend Eric's father was killed last week. They think Eric did it. I don't believe that, not for a minute. But I have no idea who could have. How could I? I'm not a cop anymore.
But maybe it's time to polish off some of my investigative skills, and help Eric.
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A Christmas Peril was published in earlier this month, and is the debut of the Theater Cop Mystery series. I will choose one commenter on September 23 to win a copy of the novel!
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J.A. Hennrikus also writes the Clock Shop Mystery series as Julianne Holmes. She tweets as @JHAuthors, is on Facebook and on Instagram as @JAHenn.


45 comments:

  1. Thank you for the chance to win, sounds great :)
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  2. This sounds amazing. Thanks for the intro.
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  3. Looking forward to your new series.

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  4. Can't wait to read this! brichardson0056(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  5. Your book sounds fantastic. Can't wait to read it!

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  6. I would love to read this book, thanks for the giveaway! lclee59(at)centurylink(dot)net

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  7. Thanks for this captivating and intriguing book. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  8. This book sounds wonderful. Many thanks. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  9. I love the Clock Shop Mysteries! Can't wait to read this one. (I didn't know there was such a thing as a theater cop.)

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  10. this his sounds like a great story. Thanks for the chance to win a copy.
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  11. Thank you for the chance. Sounds like a good book.

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  12. I like the idea of a retired cop in a cozy.
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  13. This premise sounds fun. Thank you for the chance to win. Dmskrug3(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  14. I'm always looking for a new series!
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  15. The intrigue of the theatre!
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  16. I would love to try this new series! Thanks for the chance! barbie17(at)gmail(dot)com

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  17. This sounds so great!!! I love it! Thanks for sharing and happy late book birthday! I'm definitely adding it to my Goodreads list!
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  18. I had one of those "I need to do something while I figure my life out" jobs, too. I ended up staying there 12 years! mbradeen@yahoo.com

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  19. I love your books and I am sooooo excited about this one. I can't wait to read this. Thank you for the chance to win. frauenb@aol.com

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  20. Sounds like a great series. Love the Clock Shop series. Keep em coming!

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  21. Thanks for the chance.
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  22. I've enjoyed the Clock Shop very much and am looking forward to reading this new series.
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  23. I like the theater cop storyline. Sounds like a great read and the start of a great new series.
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  24. I like the theater cop storyline. Sounds like a great read and the start of a great new series.
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  25. Once a cop always a cop? turtle6422(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Hello! Email me your address at jhauthors@ gmail.com and I will send you a copy of A CHRISTMAS PERIL!

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  26. Sounds delightful.

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  27. This sounds like a fabulous debut.


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  28. Interesting evaluation of his skills. Thanks for this opportunity. jluebke(at)frontier(dot)com

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  29. Hi, thank you for the giveaway. I am hooked on the clock shop mysteries. I love each new book as I learn more about clocks. I am having knee surgery in a week so I could really use a new book to read. I am excited to start on this new series. Curious about this theatre cop? I love Christmas cozies. Georgia
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  30. Hi! Sounds like a great first book in a new series! Thanks for the chance to win! pc1977@zoominternet.net

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  31. Christmas really is the most perilous time of the year--especially when one leaves loaded pistols on the table!

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  32. I am so excited that you are here and that you are giving away a print book that sounds so good. I have a nerve disease that is called RSD so when I see a print giveaway it is right up my alley. This one is about Christmas and I have read one already that had Christmas in it so I am getting ready for our special season. I would love to read and thank you for the chance. God Bless ptclayton2@aol.com

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  33. I hope my previous comment posted, but if not, I love Christmas themed mysteries year-round. Yours appeals to me as my tabby lays on me.

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  34. I love reading Christmas related mysteries! Thanks for the chance. Maceoindo (at)yahoo(dot)com

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  35. I worked on shows during college, and it sounds like a great place to stage a murder. Haha! :) Looking forward to the new book! Thanks for the chance to win!
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  36. I am so eager to read this series! I really enjoy your clock mysteries as well. Thank you for offering this giveaway! kim7corn(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  37. Thank you to the introduction to Sully and J.A. Hennrikus. If the other characters in this book are as interesting as Sully, I am sure it will be a winner. robeader53(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  38. A new series by J. A. Hennrikus! The clock series is great so I am excited to start a new series! Thank you for the chance to win this giveaway! I have just put this book on my wish list. Merry
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  39. What a fun sounding series. thank you for the chance to win a copy of the 1st of the series.

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  40. Looking forward to your book Shirley Robinson Robinsontiger1@hotmail.com

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  41. Thanks for the intro to this new series & the giveaway. doward1952@yahoo.com

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  42. Thank you for the chance to win a copy! I am looking forward to startinext to read your new series. Love the Clock Shop series and this sounds great, too!
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  43. Thank you all! I used a random number generator, and Jana won a copy of A Christmas Peril! Stay tuned for more of Sully's adventures!

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