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Sleuth on Safari by A.R. Kennedy - Book Blitz + Giveaway


Sleuth on Safari
by A. R. Kennedy


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GENRE: Cozy mystery

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BLURB:
Naomi and her estranged sister are off on a trip of a lifetime—an African safari, a bucket list trip for Naomi on which she got a last-minute deal. Naomi thinks traveling with her sister will be the worst part of her African safari until she finds one of their fellow travelers, the unlikable Dr. Higgins, dead. She gets more adventure than she bargained for when she starts investigating what she thinks is murder but the luxury lodge says was a tragic accident. She only has a few vacation days, and a few game drives, to find the killer.
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EXCERPT

I returned my attention to our current view. The lush green landscape in front of us. For over a mile, the varying shades of green spanned in front of us. Nothing man-made in sight. Even if you looked to your right or left, you couldn’t see the other lodgings. All you saw was nature.

Some of the greens started to sway. Initially, I thought it was the wind, but the movement was just in a small area. I pulled my binoculars out of my backpack for a closer look and gaped at what I saw.

Our phone rang and Charlotte ran to get it.

Now in full view, I watched a herd of elephants appear in the field. The twenty-plus elephants varied in age and sizes. The wrinkled gray bodies, with white curved tusks, marched along the land, spread out from each other. Their tails gently swung back and forth. Some stopped to graze. Their elongated trunks reached into the trees for leaves.

“It was Geri, from next door,” Charlotte told me as she returned. I pointed to the field. “Wow,” she gasped.

In silence, we watched the herd traverse the field. I snapped a few photos but spent most of the time just watching them. They walked slowly across the land. I smiled as a calf—that’s what Sonny told me a baby elephant was—trotted to keep up with his mother after he had fallen behind. The elephants’ trunks swung slowly back and forth as they plodded along. Occasionally, they stopped to graze a few leaves from the trees before resuming their journey together.

The herd now gone, I asked, “Why’d Geri call?”

“Wanted to let us know about the herd of elephants.”

I rested my head on the lounge chair. “That’s nice.”

“Ulterior motive, I’m sure.”

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AUTHOR Bio and Links:

A R Kennedy lives in Long Beach, New York, with her two pups. She works hard to put food on the floor for them. As her favorite T-shirt says, ‘I work so my dog can have a better life'. She’s an avid traveler. But don’t worry. While she’s away, her parents dote on their grand-puppies even more than she does. Her writing is a combination of her love of travel, animals, and the journey we all take to find ourselves.






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GIVEAWAY INFORMATION
A. R. Kennedy will be awarding a $25 Amazon/BN GC to a randomly drawn winner
via rafflecopter during the tour.


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11 comments:

  1. Thank you for having me on the blog today

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  2. Do you plan on doing more writing while locked up due to caronavirus?

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    1. My full time job is in healthcare. I'm out in the field every weekday and also have a weekend assignment this weekend. It is stressful and has limited my writing. Fortunately, I'm scheduled off next Thursday --Sunday and should be able to get more writing done on book 3 -- set in Australia!

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  3. Awesome excerpt, thanks for sharing!

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  4. What do you most enjoy about writing?

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  5. I enjoy the characters--developing them, putting them in different/challenging scenes and seeing how they'll react, getting them to say things I wish I could say but can't :)

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