By Ryan Mantoni from the Read ’Em and Eat Mysteries by Terrie Farley Moran
Let me introduce myself. I am Ryan Mantoni, Deputy in the Lee County Sheriff’s Department and, according to Sassy and Bridgy at the Read ’Em and Eat Café and Bookstore, I am their go-to-guy when trouble’s a brewing. And believe me, those two find more trouble than you would imagine is possible on a sleepy island like Fort Myers Beach.
I think they prefer me to my boss, Lt. Frank Anthony, because he is a no nonsense, strictly business kind of guy, although I do notice that Sassy gets a little girly (you know twirling her hair, that kind of thing) when he is around.
Anyway, with the first day of summer only two days away, the lull between winter season visitors and summer season visitors is coming to an end. So I have taken a few days off to do a little fishing in the Gulf of Mexico. Got my rods and reels ready and the cooler packed. And in this heat, you can bet I am taking a couple of can cozies along. Don’t want my hands to be all slick when I am reeling in a hundred pound tarpon. (Hey, a fisherman can dream, can’t he?)
And I have these two cool can koozies (see how they spell that?) to share with one of you. To enter for a chance to win please comment below and tell me anything at all about fishing. You love to fish, you have never fished, you prefer to fish off a pier rather than a boat, anything at all. Please include your email in this format: yourname (at) your server (dot) com—so the spambots can’t pick it up.
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SALE ALERT! Our author wants you to know that the first Read ’Em and Eat book, WELL READ, THEN DEAD is presently at a reduced price at Amazon. $6.97 for mass market paperback and $2.99 for kindle. Great summer reading—and you get to hang out with me!