Critical praise for Christy!

For "Murder Hooks a Mermaid:"
"Author Christy Fifield creates the kind of characters that stay with you for a long time. Fifield’s new Haunted Souvenir Shop mystery, Murder Hooks a Mermaid has it all: a sunny, relaxed setting, captivating locals, delicious food, and—of course—murder! Delightful amateur sleuth Glory Martine is back with her wisecracking parrot and charming group of friends in this thoroughly entertaining adventure. Don’t miss it."—Julie Hyzy, National Bestselling author of the Manor House Mysteries and the White House Chef Mystery series
"A whodunit with a dose of the supernatural, "Murder Hooks a Mermaid" is a worthy successor to the series opener and showcases Fifield's talents for plotting, characterization and humor." - Richmond Times-Dispatch
"Quirky and unique, a heroine for whom you can't help but root. The story sucks you in." - The Maine Suspect
"With a lovable cast of characters, good conversations and a great setting, this well-written book is a terrific read." -- Dru's Book Musings

For "Murder Buys a T-Shirt:"
A refreshing new sleuth! - Lynne Maxwell, Mystery Scene Magazine
"A fun book that will make the dreariest of days a little brighter! Socrates' great Book Alert" - Socrates' Cozy Cafe
"An entertaining and clever Florida whodunit" - Harriet Klausner
"Hilarious! A great murder mystery with well-written characters" - Paranormal & Romantic Suspense Reviews
For the Georgiana Neverall Series:
"Christy Evans will find legions of fans with this new series" - Sheldon McArthur, Lincoln City News Guard
"Funny and entertaining -- a solid mystery filled with likable characters." - RT Book Reviews"
Cute cozy mystery debute -- wry humor -- adorable dogs" -Publisher's Weekly
"Will have you giggling out loud! Four Stars." - Kathy Fisher, The Romance Readers Connection"The Book is good! Keep them coming, Ms. Evans!" - Mystery Scene
"Evans delivers a fast-paced mystery with admirable finesse!" - Sharon Galligar Chance,
"Christy Evans has a hit on her hands" - Harriet Klausner,
"Christy Evans is aces. I'll be very suprised if Sink Trap isn't an instant hit with cozy readers!" -

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

A Great Bookstore - and a FREE BOOK!!

Last Saturday I gathered all my courage in both hands, and made a cold call on The Mystery Bookstore in Los Angeles. I was only in town for three days, and had the World's Most Beautiful Granddaughter in tow, but I wanted to see the store.
I am SO glad I did!! The store itself is exceedingly dangerous - books packed into every square inch of the store, and something for every mystery reader. They also had children's books, which the WMB Granddaughter immediately started checking out. Fortunately for me, Grandpa was on hand to help her while I talked with the store personnel.
I was nervous, and didn't write down names, which was a stupid mistake. But the guy I talked to was so welcoming and helpful and not only willing but actually interested in taking the ARC I had brought in.
I can't say enough about the gracious welcome and the sincere appreciation of all things mystery exhibited in the store. It was well worth taking the time out of our short visit to the Southland!!

I still have a couple ARCs of SINK TRAP left from the stash the publisher sent me, so I am going to offer them to my followers here. Leave a comment, anything you want, and on Saturday, September 12, I'll draw a name for a copy of SINK TRAP. I'll even pay the postage so you can read SINK TRAP before it hits the stores!!

Yes, there are more posts on the Road to the Bookstore coming, but I think they will have to wait. SINK TRAP will be out in just a few weeks, and there are some things I want to do before it goes on sale - including posting the first chapter right here!! That's right, in just a week you'll be able to get a little taste of Georgie, her mom, and the town of Pine Ridge. It will leave you wanting more, I promise!


  1. love good science fiction, but i'm a sucker for great mysteries... would be honoured to pay the postage myself, if need be :)

  2. The Mystery Bookstore sounds wonderful. I just love bookstores dedicated to one genre. Good Luck with your release

  3. What a great thing to overcome trepidation and go for your goal. Congratulations on getting traction and learning the ropes.


  4. Chris, congrats again on the book. Best of luck with it! If you draw my name, please redraw. Not that I wouldn't want the ARC, but I'm actually trying to reduce the amt of paper in my house right now. Just wanted to stop in and say hi!


  5. Congrats on your book!!!! I'd love a copy :D *fingers crossed!*

  6. Here's hoping I get a new book to read :D Hope you get the scanner working, those are tricky beasts.

  7. Good for you with entering the Mystery Bookstore with your ARC in hand. I keep reminding myself that I never know what I can do unless I try! :-)))))

  8. I can't wait to read SINK TRAP, Chris! ARC or Amazon, however it goes. LOVE THE TITLE!

  9. Whoohoo, Chris! Gratz on conquering the Quivering Inner Critic!! Can't wait for Sink Trap to hit the shelves - Snoopy Dance time!

  10. Chris, what a great way to spend the afternoon! with grandpa and wmb granddaughter, and talking mysteries in the bookstore... a fun time for all. I can't wait to read Sink Trap! And I'll take a pic as soon as I get it! Karen

  11. I missed the give away, but that's ok. I'll be buying my copy as soon as it's available!!! Good luck, I'll try and make the book signing.