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Local senior author introduces new heroine, new thriller series

Sweet Dreams, Sweet Death is First Killer Book

Sweet Dreams JPEGAmy Lynch was conceived in a restaurant in Nantucket where local author, PK Norton, and her husband were sipping cocktails and discussing various ways to kill people.  After another round of drinks and a bit more conversation, Amy became the protagonist in a mystery series embroiling her in mayhem and murder.

Amy – whom author Hallie Ephron described as “smart, spunky and funny” — is a claim investigator for an insurance company based in Boston.  This is the only boring thing about her, and it turns out to be not boring at all.  It is amazing to what lengths people will go to collect an insurance claim check.

In Sweet Dreams, Sweet Death, the first in the Amy Lynch Investigations series, our protagonist finds herself  in Key West investigating the deaths of  four guests at a hotel wedding reception—apparently from ingesting tainted key lime petit fours.

Her investigation is beset with problems from the start.  Hotel management pushes for a quick settlement regardless of fault.  Local police call the incident a tragic accident.  Potential witnesses are missing or deceased.  Amy fends off pressures from all sides and encounters death everywhere.  The health inspector dies in an accident; the local reporter turns up drowned; a homeless woman Amy befriends is found dead and deceased wildlife frequently crosses her path.

As she forges on in the face of these obstacles, Amy keeps us laughing and wondering.  The one thing we are sure of is that hotel “Beaux Reves” proffers more than just “sweet dreams”.

Author Jeremiah Healy commented: “Norton weaves realistic professional procedure and unexpected emotional jolts into the otherwise erotic flavor of Key West, creating a debut that will seriously contend for all the “Best First” awards.”

Future adventures will bring Amy to Paris, Cape Cod and other mystery-ridden locales.

For a review copy or more information, please contact Lindsy Parker at 508-238-7715 or liparker@lindsyparkermedia.com.

AUTHOR TALK EVENTS: OCT. 17, 25

Paula PK Norton will be appearing at the Abington Public Library on October 17, at 6:30 PM, and at the Ames Free Library, 53 Main St., North Easton, on Wednesday, October 25, from 6:30-7:30 PM. Call 508-238-2000 for more information about the North Easton event.

REVIEWS

“An impressive crafted and unfailingly entertaining novel by a master of the genre, Sweet Dreams, Sweet Death by P. K. Norton is the first volume of what promises to be a simply outstanding new series starring Amy Lynch, female investigator. … Sweet Dreams, Sweet Death is very strongly recommended, especially for community library Mystery/Suspense collections…..” – Midwest Book Review

James A. Cox, Editor-in-Chief of the Midwest Book Review, has recently reviewed Sweet Dreams, Sweet Death. Here is what he has to say: An impressively crafted and unfailingly entertaining novel by a master of the genre, “Sweet Dreams, Sweet Death” by P. K. Norton is the first volume of what promises to be a simply outstanding new series starring Amy Lynch, female investigator. While “Sweet Dreams, Sweet Death” is very strongly recommended, especially for community library Mystery/Suspense collections, it should be noted for the personal reading lists of dedicated mystery buffs that “Sweet Dreams, Sweet Death” is also available in a digital book format (Kindle, $3.95).

Paula's JPEG picABOUT THE AUTHOR

Paula PK Norton had no idea that what she did for a living would prove so significant until Amy Lynch, Insurance Investigator, was born.  Like mother, like offspring/heroine.   Paula’s passions also surface in Sweet Dreams, Sweet Death and future books in her series.  Interests like archeology, The Association of Former Intelligence Officers –yes, she is a card-carrying member – Paris, Key West and fencing.

But the affection that figured most in her life and her writing was for husband, Jack.  Together, over cocktails and dinner during their international travels, Paula and Jack concocted unique ways to kill people.  There are many of these – enough to fill at least four books in the Amy Lynch Mystery Series.

When she is not plotting and writing, Paula is, well, plotting and writing with Sisters in Crime and the Cape Cod Writers Center.

Paula was born and raised in Abington, MA where she taught at the public schools, lived in Brockton and resides now in Easton, MA.

Visit her website for much more information and to read her blog: click here.

 

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