An Excuse for Murder
Book Feature - An Excuse for Murder by Vanessa Westerman
HBL Note: Vanessa Westermann reached out to me directly to discuss featuring her debut crime novel, An Excuse for Murder. From the beginning, I wanted this blog to promote first-time authors who are trying to get their name out there. Being an author is tough work. It takes a lot of discipline to even write a book, not to mention the work it takes to get it published and promoted. I am in awe of all the authors I interview on this blog and I love that I am still able to promote debut authors like Vanessa. She and I have a lot in common, which you’ll learn about in tomorrow’s author interview. In the meantime, scroll down to read about her first crime novel.
From the publisher:
As a former bodyguard, it should be easy for Gary Fenris to kill, especially when the motive is revenge. But Gary has made two mistakes in his life. The first was letting the woman he loved die on his watch. The second was thinking vengeance could bring him peace. Local bookstore owner and amateur lock pick Kate Rowan loves nothing more than a good mystery. Her curiosity soon leads her down a trail of blackmail, obsession and death. Despite the risk - or maybe because of it - Gary finds himself drawn to Kate. When danger strikes, Gary is forced to face the fact that he used love as an excuse for murder. And he's got one last score to settle.