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Friday, September 18, 2015

{Book Tour & Review} STONE COLD CASE by Catherine Dilts

My apologies to the author! This was supposed to have been posted first thing this morning and yet I forgot to hit "publish" and instead left it in "draft" mode. Many, many apologies. 

Synopsis of Stone Cold Case
Rock shop owner Morgan Iverson’s discovery of human remains reopens a cold case and unhealed wounds in a Colorado mountain town, while her find of a rare gemstone sparks a dangerous treasure hunt.


Sixteen years ago, prom queen Carlee Kruger vanished. When Carlee’s mother asks Morgan to investigate her death, the clues seem as convoluted as the coils on a fossilized ammonite. The hunt for the truth heats up as the local newspaper editor helps Morgan uncover the past. The rock shop’s mascot donkeys and an elderly cowboy chase after a Sasquatch look-alike who may hold the key to Carlee's death. Whoever knows what happened to Carlee will do anything to keep the truth buried.  

In book two of the Rock Shop Mystery series, amateur sleuth Morgan Iverson digs into gemstone prospecting to solve a Stone Cold Case.

Kirkus review for Stone Cold Case
https://www.kirkusreviews.com/book-reviews/catherine-dilts/stone-cold-case/

Stone Cold Case - A Rock Shop Mystery
ISBN # 9781432830991
Release date September 16, 2015 by Five Star - Cengage

About Catherine Dilts

To Catherine Dilts, rock shops are like geodes – both contain amazing treasures hidden inside their plain-as-dirt exteriors. Catherine caught mountain fever after a childhood vacation in Rocky Mountain National Park. Determined to give up her flat–lander ways, she moved from Oklahoma to Colorado. Her husband, a Colorado native, proposed to her as they hiked Barr Trail on Pikes Peak. Catherine works as an environmental scientist, and plays at heirloom vegetable gardening, camping, and fishing. Her short stories appear in Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine. In her spare time, she attempts to lure wild donkeys to her property in the mountains.

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 This is a "Rock Shop Mystery", book 2 in the series by Catherine Dilts. I did not read the first book in this series and enjoyed this second one immensely which can stand alone.

Morgan Iverson has stumbled upon a dead body and the speculation is that it is Carlee Kruger, a young woman who went missing sixteen years ago. This is a wonderful mystery with a lot of stories going on underneath the main storyline. I loved getting to know the characters and the little intricacies that made them stand out as real people.

I need to go back and read STONE COLD DEAD, but not because I was missing anything with this one; rather, it is because I enjoyed the storytelling so much that I want to read more in the series!