Authors: Lois Lavrisa
|Dying for Dinner Rolls|
|Chubby Chicks Club Mystery |
|Sunlake Press (2013)|
From Lois Lavrisa, Kindle Bestselling, Award Winning Author of LIQUID LIES
Dinner Gets Deadly in “Dying For Dinner Rolls”
“Lois Lavrisa has done it again. Her humorous ensemble of characters carries readers away in this first volume of her new cozy mystery series. Delightful escape fiction.” Nancy Brandon, Author
She’s been held at gunpoint, stuck in a burning dumpster, chased out of a grocery store, caught impersonating a police officer and almost run over by a wayward vehicle. How is that for a first day on the job as an amateur sleuth? Along with her friend Annie Mae, Cat investigates the brick-paved, oak-lined streets of Savannah to find their friend’s murderer. To say the very least, it is not smooth sailing for these self appointed detectives. Will they catch the killer before the killer gets them? Or will their first case be their last? Find out in the first volume of the Chubby Chicks Club mystery series, Dying for Dinner Rolls which combines mystery, suspense, humor, and southern charm.
Chubby Chicks Club Cozy Mystery Series
By Lois Lavrisa
BestSelling Award-Winning Author of
Lavrisa, Lois Marie (9-15-2013). Dying for Dinner Rolls
Copyright 2013 Lois Lavrisa
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What Authors and Reviewers are saying about Lois Lavrisa’s Novels and Short Stories:
(Mystery, Suspense, Thriller: NOVEL)
“Full of breath-taking twists and turns! Liquid Lies had me whipping through the pages, never quite sure whose number was up next. A great whodunit mystery laced with suspense.”
~ Ann Charles, Award-winning and Bestselling Author
“Lois Lavrisa delivers a fantastic book-five stars! I could not stop reading Liquid Lies once I started. So suspenseful wondering how much more CiCi could take. This is definitely a must read!”
~Laura Fortin, Reviewer
“I really enjoyed this book. I thought I had the bad guy/gal figured out only to be proved wrong more than once! Kept me guessing until the end. I look forward to reading more from this author.”
~J. Anderson Avid Reader, Reviewer
“I loved the heroine of Liquid Lies. CiCi is sympathetic but flawed...a well rounded character. The plot was fast-paced and multi-layered with a mystery that’ll keep you guessing until the last page. A fantastic debut novel by an exciting new author. Bravo.”
~ Reading Cat Review
“My travels with this book began with my fiancé telling me ‘I sent a book to your Kindle. You’ve got to read it.’ I was expecting something similar to what he usually sends me - action thrillers with male main characters who could outshoot John Wayne blindfolded, but instead I found CiCi, a quirky young girl, in a novel with a romantic subplot. Naturally, my curiosity was aroused… I enjoyed this book so much that I gave it to my mother for Mother’s Day, as I thought she would find to be a female lead version of the type of detective novels she usually reads (mostly James Patterson). She’s going to love it - now I just have to wait to see what else Lois Lavrisa writes!”
~Kristen, Amazon Reviewer
“Liquid Lies is one of those books that when you start it, it’s hard to put down. Secrets can be destructive which CiCi gets to know very well. Well-written, full of action, suspenseful, in fact everything one could ask in a mystery, this was a no-brainer to rate 5 stars!”
~ Mimi Barbour, Bestselling Author,
“This is a thrilling fast-paced mystery that whisks you through a whole range of emotions as you read. Told through the point of view of the main character CiCi, we see her life unfold and an old secret come back to haunt her. With a wonderful cast of secondary characters this is a well written engrossing read that kept me in suspense right up to the end. Loved it!”
~Loves Romance, Amazon top reviewer
“Oh what a tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive. Liquid Lies is packed with action, mystery and well developed characters …captures your imagination.”
~Romantic Chick, Reviewer
“I could not put this book down! Liquid Lies is a tightly woven mystery steeped full of quirky characters on an emotion-packed thrill ride. This is one story you’ll want to tell your friends about!”
~ Cynthia Cooke, Award Winning Author,
Luck and a Prayer
S CORPSE CAPER
(Short Story -Prequel to LIQUID LIES)
“This is a quick fun read, a little different than the normal fare you get this time of year. Unusual setting, characters that will seem familiar from your youth, yet done imaginatively with unexpected twists. I will definitely keep my eye on this author for upcoming work, well done.”
, Amazon Reviewer
“What a hilarious comedy! A laugh-out loud with a bunch of wacky protagonists and a hero who’s so eager to succeed at work--as a mortician-- and to date his sweetheart. Lois Lavrisa’s witty writing style and comical situations will keep you entertained from the first to the last page of this fast-paced story. I highly recommend it and can’t wait to read LIQUID LIES.”
~Reader Forever, Amazon Reviewer
“You wouldn’t think Christmas and corpses go together, but Lois Lavrisa does a fine job of doing just that. Mark works in funeral home and he has a crush on Kim. Little does he know what is about to happen in the Serenity Room. Lavrisa writes this quirky and fun short story in the first person and leaves you wanting more at the end. The flow is good and dialog is authentic. A great, quick read.”
~ Johnny Rotten Apples, Amazon Reviewer
Any story starts
with an idea and then grows from there. Along the way, many people helped and supported me as I turned my idea into a finished book. First and foremost, thanks go out to my husband Tom and our children: Sean, Melanie, Tiffany and Ryan.
To my many writer friends who reviewed, edited and critiqued drafts including those in the Savannah Pen & Ink Writers group, The Annual Women’s Writers’ Retreat gorgeous gals and the Rebel Writers Group. In addition, to all of my friends who listened to me while I plotted out my stories and talked about characters (as though they were real), thank you for letting me bend your ear. Also, thank you to my editors Alicia Street at IProofread & More and Amy at Blue Otter. And to my fabulous and talented cover designer, Karen Phillips.
My biggest gratitude is extended to you, my readers. Without you, my stories would never be given life. Thank you, enjo
Lois Lavrisa writes “Mystery with a Twist.”
Her first mystery LIQUID LIES, an
Eric Hoffer 2013 Finalist Award Winner and an Amazon Kindle Bestseller
, is set in an affluent lake town in Wisconsin.
“Fast paced with twists and turns. This is a winner!”
~Rita Herron, Award Winning Bestselling Author.
She’s been married to her aerospace husband Tom since 1991 and they have four children - two sons and two daughters. She’s a member of several writing organizations including: Mystery Writers of America (MWA), Romance Writers of America (RWA) and Sisters in Crime (SIC). She served as Vice President of the Low Country RWA. For the past several years, she’s been a member of several writing groups including the Savannah Pen & Ink. Lois has written for a local newspaper, a magazine, numerous newsletters and a weekly on a blog. Additionally, Lois has worked as an adjunct instructor and a technical writer.