Saturday, July 10, 2021

Death Southern Style by Beverley Bateman - Book Tour + Giveaway

Death Southern Style
by Beverley Bateman
Genre: Mystery, Suspense

When Perrine Dupré dies under suspicious circumstances her daughter, Julie Ann Dupré, returns to New Orleans to find the truth about her mother’s death. She uncovers a family secret, hidden for years. Now someone is trying to kill her. Will the little dog who appears after her mother’s death help her? Is the sexy detective out to help her, or is he part of police corruption?

Detective Connor O’Reilly, a native of New Orleans, comes from a family of police. He’s an honest cop but realizes there is corruption in the division. His father may have died as part of that corruption. He meets Julie Ann, checks out her mother’s death and finds it was badly handled. Julie Ann deserves the truth and he wants to find it for her.

Julie Ann and Connor work together to unravel the real reason behind Perrine Dupré’s murder, Julie Ann’s mysterious past, and why people want her dead, while developing their challenging relationship. Can they both survive? And can their relationship survive?

I was born and grew up in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. It was a small town back then. That was where I started writing. I used to write short stories, plot mysteries, and write those locked room mysteries. I moved to BC and lived in Vancouver for awhile. I was living in the Okanagan when I decided to write a full book. I thought I’d try a romance because it sounded like it might be easier (Wrong!) It turned into a romantic suspense.  I finished the book and it’s still hidden under the bed. About that time, I was told there was a writers’ conference in Calgary, The Road to Romance. I traveled back to Calgary to attend that conference where I met editors and other writers and learned about RWA and the Kiss of Death Chapter. Since then. I’ve attended multiple conferences in different cities.

I also get to research the different cities when I attend the conferences. I was asked to share something really interesting that’s happened to me. There’s been a couple of things, like staying in a tree house in the Amazon, but there when I was also a time in New Orleans when my husband and I were held up at gunpoint in a local hotel off Bourbon Street. The gun was aimed at my husband, so, I took a chance and ran up the stairs to the second floor screaming. The manager came out and called the police. The man ran away. We weren’t hurt, but the police gave me a lecture about how dangerous it had been. They did catch the man that night.


Born in Calgary, Alberta, Canada home of the World-Famous Calgary Stampede, I've moved from the Okanagan Valley of British Columbia, closer to where I was born. I now live just south of Calgary in Medicine Hat, Alberta Lost the orchards and fruit but we have spectacular veggies here. I continue to write romantic suspense and medical thrillers in my new home. My background in nursing helps with the medical thrillers. I've written most of my life. I used to do those locked room plots many years ago. Now I spend my time plotting perfect murders and then helping my antagonist solve them. I strongly believe that good triumphs over evil and love conquers all. Please check out my books and if you'd like to leave a review - I thank you.

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  1. I like the cover and synopsis, this sounds like a thrilling read.Thank you for sharing the book and author details

  2. what other jobs have you wanted to do other than be a writer?

    1. Molli, I apologize for the delay in response. I was late getting the tour schedule. My background is nursing. I worked in various nursing areas, in the labor and delivery, as a public health, home nurse and in charge of a licensing and nursing provincial program. I have thought I'd like to be a forest ranger or maybe a vet.

  3. Congrats on the new release! I like reading author details--I find some of my favourite authors that way! And--you're also Canadian!


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