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We All Have One | A Guest Post from Laura Bradford, Author of 30 Second Death (Tobi Tobias #Mystery, 2)

Thanks for stopping by Readeropolis. Today's feature is a guest post titled "We All Have One" by Laura Bradford, author of 3...

Thanks for stopping by Readeropolis. Today's feature is a guest post titled "We All Have One" by Laura Bradford, author of 30 SECOND DEATH (A Tobi Tobias Mystery #2).

Don't forget to enter for a chance to win the tour giveaway (a print copy of the book) and follow the Silver Dagger book tour (for other dates see the link at the bottom of the post).

We All Have One

By Laura Bradford

(Author of 30 Second Death—Tobi Tobias Mystery # 2)

I suspect we all have one in work or in life—that one person who just rubs us the wrong way. Maybe they’re spoiled or entitled, or maybe they just have bad attitude. But whatever it is, they make work/life a little unpleasant.

When I sat down to write 30 Second Death (Tobi Tobias Mystery # 2), I knew this was going to be my starting place and that Tobi’s happy-go-lucky upstairs neighbor, Carter McDade was going to be the one to put in this situation.

Carter loves life. He loves his friends. And he loves his job doing hair and makeup at the local theater house. Because he’s so happy go lucky, he’s not used to people who are nasty to begin with, and certainly someone who seems hell bent on sending a ton of it in his direction.

Enter, Fiona Renoir. Carter’s one and only nemesis in life.

Carter tries to hold his tongue where Fiona is concerned, but when she refused to let him color her hair for her part as Rapunzel, he kind of loses it. He unleashes six months of pent-up frustration on Fiona via a verbal tirade.

But just as he’s finishing up, he realizes they had an audience of one…Fiona’s uncle (aka Carter’s boss).

Soon, Carter is resorting to Tobi’s staple: Cocoa Puffs as a coping mechanism for dealing with the very real possibility that he’s about to lose his job—his dream job. And, in true mystery writer fashion, I had the perfect powder keg on which to set a new mystery for Tobi and the gang in this second installment of my Tobi Tobias Mysteries.

Don’t worry though, there’s plenty of opportunity for laughs in 30 Second Death just as there was in Death in Advertising.  

A Tobi Tobias Mystery #2
by Laura Bradford

Genre: Cozy Mystery

Pub Date: 7/11/2017

To help an old friend, Tobi Tobias gets a third-rate thespian a part in a commercial, and learns that in the advertising business, bad acting can lead to murder . . .

When Tobi Tobias opened her own advertising agency, Carter McDade was there for her every step of the way. A brilliant hairdresser, Carter has just landed his dream project: doing hair and makeup for a theatrical production of Rapunzel. But the dream turns into a nightmare when he runs into Fiona Renoir, a cruel, talentless starlet who won’t let Carter touch a hair on her head.

To get Fiona out of Carter’s hair, Tobi hires the difficult actress for a bit part in her latest commercial. But true to character, Fiona is a terror on set, and Tobi is starting to think she’s made the biggest mistake of her life. But things get even worse when Fiona drops dead in the hairdresser’s chair, and the only suspect is the man left holding the tainted hair dye, Carter McDade. And unless Tobi can prove his innocence, he’ll never do hair in this town again.

Laura Bradford is also the author of the Emergency Dessert Squad Mysteries, including Silence of the Flans and Éclair and Present Danger, and the national bestselling Amish Mysteries, including A Churn for the Worse and Suspendered Sentence. Under the pen name, Elizabeth Lynn Casey, she writes the Southern Sewing Circle Mysteries, including Wedding Duress and Taken In. She lives in Yorktown Heights, New York, with her husband and their blended brood.

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  1. I really enjoy Laura's books, but I haven't read this series yet. Book sounds like an interesting read.

  2. Thanks so much for posting! -Janet @ Silver Dagger Book Tours


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