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Charlie Henson Series by Louy Castonguay | Book Tour and $5 Amazon GC #Giveaway | #CozyMystery

The Charlie Henson Series by Louy Castonguay  is on virtual book tour. The cozy mystery stops at Readeropolis with an excerp...

The Charlie Henson Series by Louy Castonguay is on virtual book tour.

The cozy mystery stops at Readeropolis with an excerpt from My Neighbor's Keeper.

Be sure to enter for a chance to win the giveaway for a $5 Amazon GC and follow the Silver Dagger book tour (for other dates see the link at the bottom of the post).

My Neighbor's Keeper
Charlie Henson Book 1
by Louy Castonguay
Genre: Cozy Mystery 

"My Neighbor’s Keeper," the first in a series, is centered on retired paramedic Mrs. Charlotte Henson, aka Charlie or Mrs. H. She’s sixty years old and a widow. Her husband, a former police officer, was run down by a drunk driver three years before. Charlie befriends shy six-year-old Bert, from next door. One evening, Bert comes to her door, dirty, tattered and crying. His mother won’t wake up and his two younger sisters, he says, are hungry. Charlie runs to the rescue, and ends up embroiled in a murder. Bert’s mother is crumpled at the foot of the cellar stairs. When Charlie realizes she’s under surveillance, she sneaks out the back door and down to the river, where her canoe is kept. She gets out on the river, at night, in a rainstorm, goes upriver and travels to a cabin hidden in the woods in order to buy time to solve the crime. Along her journey, she makes friends, and also gets help from her husband’s niece, Louise.

Child's Keeper
Charlie Henson Book 2 

This Maine mystery tale, "Child’s Keeper," is the second book in the Charlie Henson series. Charlotte, aka Charlie, a retired paramedic, embroils herself in international intrigue when she attempts to help a friend. She discovers that Shirley, the great-granddaughter of her friend Susie, has gone missing, along with her two young daughters. She soon learns Shirley has fled to Canada and travels there to find out what is going on. The oldest daughter, Shawna, is soon in the hands of Canadian authorities, caught in a sinister plot to find Shirley. Charlie locates the daughter, steals a snowmobile, and crosses back into Maine. The situation becomes very complicated when she herself is kidnapped by the very criminals interested in finding Shirley. When she finds herself back in Canada, on the snowmobile trail again, she is able to effect an escape for herself and Shawna. Will help arrive in time, or will the bad guys find her first? In this journey, she gets help from unexpected places and from old friend Ronny Curtis.

I am a double graduate from UMF. My first degree in 1989 was in Community Nutrition, with a minor in chemistry, the better to plot murders. My second degree, in 1994, was for the newly developed BFA in Creative Writing but had to be fluent in a foreign language. I'm Franco American, so aced that.

I have worked at various jobs throughout Central Maine, including shoe shops, egg plants, wool mills, office jobs, finally spending time as a volunteer driver for Community Concepts. Life experiences along the way have given much material for my books.

I am currently hard at work on the series, doing promotional activities and hope to have a web site up soon. I'm also running a blog, Keeper Series, to keep my reader's abreast of my progress. I hope to have the next volume out by April.

Follow the tour HERE for special content and a giveaway!

My Neighbor's Keeper

 It was rapidly getting dark when six-year-old Bert knocked on my door that late summer evening. The sight of his tear-streaked face melted my heart. Holding back sobs, he told me his two little sisters were hungry. He whined that Mommy was sleeping and wouldn't wake up. I always was a sucker for children, so I ran next door to see if I could help his mother. 

I should have called 9-1-1 and stayed at my house. Hindsight is a great clarifier of `should have's'. I'd probably do it the same way again, given what I knew at that time. I wouldn't learn the details of his mother's death for a long time. The image of his mother's broken body sprawled at the foot of the cellar stairs still haunts my dreams. He, poor, orphaned child, may never know all that happened, although he probably witnessed a good part of it. 


  1. Best of luck with the books and book tour! I included the tour in the Monday, Oct. 07, 2019 edition of The BookTube Your Shelf Daily Reader:


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