Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Deadly Plunge Book Review

Thank you for stopping at my spot on the Deadly Plunge Virtual Book Tour and Giveaway. This Online Book Tour is brought to you by Pump Up Your Book.  I will provide you with a synopsis of the book, review on the book, Greg Messel, a small bio.   Visit the other blogs on this Book Tour to learn more about this book.


Former baseball player and newly-minted private investigator, Sam Slater is hired to find out why a rich, politically-well connected San Francisco man, Arthur Bolender,  suddenly ended his life by plunging off of the Golden Gate Bridge. All those who know Arthur say unequivocally that he did not commit suicide.  However, Bolender’s body was found floating in San Francisco Bay and his car was abandoned in the traffic lane of the bridge.  Meanwhile, Sam’s romance with glamorous TWA stewardess Amelia Ryan continues to blossom and deepen. She is now his secret fiancee. Amelia also eagerly helps Sam solve his cases when she’s in town. The key to unraveling the mystery seems to be a strange old Victorian-style house. Bolender’s widow, a rich, seductive socialite named Maggie Bolender, was not even aware that her husband owned the house. What is really going on behind the doors of the mysterious house?  Finding the answers will plunge Sam and Amelia into a dangerous world of political intrigue in the exciting sequel to “Last of the Seals.”


Greg Messel has written five novels and three unpublished memoirs. He published his premiere novel “Sunbreaks” in 2009, followed by Expiation in 2010 and The Illusion of Certainty in 2011. Last of the Seals is the first in a series of mysteries which are set in 1957 San Francisco. The second book in the series Deadly Plunge will be published around Christmas of 2012. Greg grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area and has had a newspaper career as a columnist, sportswriter and news editor. He won a Wyoming Press Association Award as a columnist while working for a daily newspaper in Wyoming. Greg also spent many years in the corporate world as a Financial Manager. He now devotes his energies to writing at his home in Edmonds, Washington on the Puget Sound just north of Seattle, where he lives with his wife, Carol.
Visit Greg’s website at www.gregmessel.com.

My Review:

Another great book by Greg Messel.  I really enjoy reading his novels and this was no different.
I love reading about San Francisco in the 50's and you feel like you are back in time.

In Deadly Plunge a wealthy lawyer's car is found stopped in the middle of the Golden State Bridge with the engine running and music on.  The next day his body is found in the water below.  Maggie Bolender does not believe her husband jumped to his death.  Does the extra key on his key ring have something to do with it?  Maggie hires Sam to find out what happened.  

Once you start reading you will not want to put the book down.  It actually is a pretty fast read and I am sure you will enjoy reading Deadly Plunge as much as I did.


Visit some of these other stops on this book tour.

Sam Slater Mysteries Series Virtual Book Publicity Tour Schedule

Monday, November 5
Interview at Examiner
Tuesday, November 6
Wednesday, November 7
Book Feature at Between the Covers (Deadly Plunge)
Thursday, November 8
Friday, November 9
Book Review & Guest Blogging at My Reading Table (Deadly Plunge)
Monday, November 12
Book Review at Teena in Toronto
Tuesday, November 13
Read-A-Chapter at As the Pages Turn
Wednesday, November 14
Guest Blogging at Night Owl Reviews
Thursday, November 15
Book Trailer of the Week at Pump Up Your Book
Monday, November 19
Interview at The Solitary Bookworm
Tuesday, November 20
Interview at Literarily Speaking
Wednesday, November 21
Book Trailer Reveal at Beyond the Books
Thursday, November 22
Friday, November 23
Book Trailer Reveal at Rainy Day Reviews
Monday, November 26
Interview at Blogcritics
Friday, November 30
Book Review at Bless Their Hearts Mom (Deadly Plunge)
Monday, December 3
Book Review at Colletta’s Kitchen Sink (Last of the Seals)
Tuesday, December 4
Guest Blogging at The Story Behind the Book
Thursday, December 6
Book Spotlight at Mary’s Cup of Tea (Deadly Plunge)
Friday, December 7
Interview at Broowaha
Monday, December 10
Book Review & Interview at Jersey Girl Book Reviews (Deadly Plunge)
Tuesday, December 11
Character Letter to Santa Claus at Literarily Speaking
Wednesday, December 12
Book Review at All Grown Up (Deadly Plunge)
Thursday, December 13
Book Review at The Self-Taught Cook (Deadly Plunge)
Wednesday, January 2
Book Review at The Book Connection (Last of the  Seals)
Thursday, January 3
Book Review at Kaisy Daisy’s Corner (Last of the Seals)
Friday, January 4
Book Review at Colletta’s Kitchen Sink (Deadly Plunge)
Monday, January 7
Guest Blogging at The Writer’s Life
Tuesday, January 8
Book Review at Kaisy Daisy’s Corner (Deadly Plunge)
Wednesday, January 9
Book Review at Rainy Day Reviews (Deadly Plunge)
Book Review & Interview at From the TBR Pile (Deadly Plunge)
Thursday, January 10
Book Review at Sarah Ballance (Deadly Plunge)
Friday, January 11
Book Review at Vic’s Media Room
I received a Copy of this book from the author for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for the review, and the review is honest and my responsibility.

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