Book: Caught in Lies (Mahoney and Me Mystery Series) by Mary Lee Tiernancategories: Book, Detective, Identity Theft, Romance, Impersonation, New Paltz NY, Murder Mystery
Mary Lee Tiernanabout this book: There's always a question with a series whether or not subsequent books will live up to readers' expectations. So it was quite a relief when several readers emailed me from my website that the third book in the Mahoney and Me Mystery Series—Caught in Lies—was their favorite thus far. One of them wrote that she liked "the bit about the maid" so much that she laughs every time she thinks about it. An Amazon reviewer wrote, "I was caught up in yet another intriguing tale from this enjoyable author."
Yet there aren't as many reviews on this book as the first. Unfortunately, with each book, the number of reviews shrinks. I don't think readers realize how important reviews are to an author to help promote books. Major writers rack up reviews in the thousands, yet they don't need the reviews as much as the new or emerging author. Readers will buy the newest release of a favorite writer based on name recognition. The unknown writer doesn't have that advantage and needs to attract new readers, which reviews can do. I am grateful to all my readers, but especially to those who have followed the series and written reviews: "…I especially enjoyed the identity theft angle to the crime. I had to keep reading to see what would happen next but before I knew it, the book ended and now I've got to hope there will be more books to come." These types of comments encourage me to keep writing.
Caught in Lies is a murder mystery where Detective Mahoney thinks the murderer is hiding behind a stolen identity. Solving the question of identities means Mahoney has to leave Cedar Falls. So where was I going to send him? Since the men in question were young, I thought a college town would be a good choice. But which one? I like my novels to be realistic and pay a lot of attention to making sure the details are as accurate as possible. "Well, Dummy," I finally said to myself, "what about where you went to college? You know that town."
If you have read my rather short biography—I don't really like talking about my personal life—you know I lived in New York. So Mahoney and the narrator pack their bags and head for the small town of New Paltz. The description of the town and environs is accurate and afforded me a nostalgic trip into my past. It was especially fun going to the Mohonk Mountain House as a guest. During my college days, I worked there.
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