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Thursday, January 14, 2016

Stabbing in the Senate by Colleen J. Shogan Virtual Book Tour, Book Review and Giveaway

Stabbing in the Senate by Colleen J. Shogan

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Stabbing in the Senate
by Colleen J. Shogan

I thought the book was well written and I did not suspect who the killer ended up being.
~Storeybook Reviews
It’s hard to believe this is a debut novel, but then Ms. Shogan has been a professor and works for the Library of Congress and obviously has some skill with a pen with a keyboard. Put her book on your shelf or ereader, and her future on your radar.
~Back Porchervations
This book was a very good start to a new series. I really enjoyed this author’s writing style.
~Griperang’s Bookmarks
This is a well-written debut novel. The author has been a part of the group of people she writes about, and her personal knowledge shows in her vivid descriptions of people and scenarios.
~Book Babble
Stabbing in the Senate
(A Washington Whodunit)

Cozy Mystery
A Brand New Series
Camel Press (November 15, 2015)
Paperback: 236 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1603813310
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Life is good for Kit Marshall. She’s a staffer in D.C. for a popular senator, and she lives with an adoring beagle and a brainy boyfriend with a trust fund. Then, one morning, Kit arrives at the office early and finds her boss, Senator Langsford, impaled by a stainless steel replica of an Army attack helicopter. Panicked, she pulls the weapon out of his chest and instantly becomes the prime suspect in his murder. Circumstances back Kit’s claim of innocence, but her photograph has gone viral, and the heat won’t be off until the killer is found. Well-loved though the senator was, suspects abound. Langsford had begun to vote with his conscience, which meant he was often at odds with his party. Not only had the senator decided to quash the ambitions of a major military contractor, but his likely successor is a congressman he trounced in the last election. Then there’s the suspiciously dry-eyed Widow Langsford. Kit’s tabloid infamy horrifies her boyfriend’s upper-crust family, and it could destroy her career. However, she and her free-spirited friend Meg have a more pressing reason to play sleuth. The police are clueless in more ways than one, and Kit worries that the next task on the killer’s agenda will be to end her life.
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About The Author

Colleen J. Shogan is the deputy director of the Congressional Research Service (CRS) at the Library of Congress. She is a former Senate staffer who started reading mysteries at the age of six. A political scientist by training, Colleen has taught American government at George Mason University, Georgetown, and Penn. Stabbing in the Senate is her first novel.
Author Link
Webpage – colleenshogan.com
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/washingtonwhodunit
Twitter – twitter.com/cshogan276
GoodReads – https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25775813-stabbing-in-the-senate

Tour Participants
January 4 – StoreyBook Reviews – Review
January 5 – Omnimystery News – Interview
January 6 – Back Porchervations – Review
January 8 – Griperang’s Bookmarks – Review
January 9 – A Blue Million Books – Interview
January 10 – Book Babble – Review
January 11 – Queen of All She Reads – Review, Guest Post
January 12 – Cozy Up With Kathy – Interview
January 13 – Socrates’ Book Reviews – Review
January 15 – Nadaness In Motion – Guest Post
January 16 – fuonlyknew – Spotlight
January 17 – Brooke Blogs – Review, Guest Post

My review ;
"Stabbing in the Senate" by Colleen J. Shogan is a murder mystery that will keep you guessing and keep you interested in the outcome of the story. Kit Marshall is D.C. as a staffer for a well liked senator. She arrives one day at work to find the senator murdered. He has been stabbed by a helicopter model. She decides to take it out of his body and just like that she is the suspect in this murder. It looks like she is really innocent but her rich boyfriend's family wants her away from him and her own life could be ruined. Kit and her friend decide that they will have to solve the murder themselves because they cannot count on the law to do it. I really liked this story and the characters. I give this book a 4/5. I was given this book for a review and these are all my opinions.

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