Saturday, May 5, 2018

WeWriWa - 5 May 2018 - Without A Clue


5 May 2018

The Niagara region has had another week of crazy weather and up and down temperatures, including wind gusts yesterday that reached 126k and closed our local airport as well as Pearson in Toronto. Lots of damage to buildings and trees.

As Christiane France, I write LGBT, MTS, PA, and RO. My alter ego, Chris Grover, writes MTS. This is a weekly blog hop where the participants post 8-10 sentences from a published work or a work in progress. The blog posts go live between 12:00 noon Saturday and 9:00a.m. Sunday. It’s a great way to discover new authors and expand networks. So be sure to visit www.wewriwa.com and check out all the WeekendWritingWarriors blogs.
For this week’s edition of WeekendWritingWarriors  www.wewriwa.com I have yet another snippet from Without A Clue. A romantic mystery/suspense set in the City of Light and Love--Paris, France. This snippet continues immediately after what I posted last weekend. Enjoy!



Without A Clue
By Chris Grover
https://www.amazon.ca/Without-Clue-Chris-Grover-ebook/dp/B076635N3Q/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1515269134&sr=1-1&keywords=Without+A+Clue+by+Chris+Grover
Also available at Apple iTunes, Kobo, Barnes & Noble

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List Price: $3.99
          “I have known your grandfather for many years, but I realize you have probably never heard of me,” the man continued in flawless English, “so allow me to introduce myself. My name is Philippe de Valois. I apologize for not standing to greet you, but I suffer from arthritis. At this point, it mostly affects my hands and shoulders, but some days, like today, I find walking a little difficult.” He smiled thinly, a gleam of self-derision in his startling blue eyes. “I must also ask your forgiveness for the unorthodox manner in which you were brought here. But it was a precaution I thought necessary.”
          “Robert seemed to think someone might be following me. He said you would explain.”
          “In these circumstances anything is possible, so I was merely being cautious.”

         
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Blurb:

Nine months ago, within hours of purchasing a valuable antiquarian diary for their grandfather, Paula Sinclair's brother, Eric, was killed by a car bomb and the diary disappeared.

Private investigator, Luc Dupré, along with the police, insist the diary was destroyed in the explosion. Paula isn't convinced. No trace of either the diary or Eric's briefcase was found in the rubble, and she takes it to mean the diary was stolen. The diary wasn't insured and with the bank still owed half a million dollars, Paula cannot sit idly by and watch her beloved grandfather forced into bankruptcy.


Following a mysterious phone call and a series of cryptic postcards, Paula returns to Paris to hear a rumor that the diary is being offered for sale by secret auction. She also finds out that the diary once belonged to Luc's family. When her relationship with Luc takes a sudden change from business to personal, she's positive he's using her and his job to get it back.
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http://christianefrance.blogspot.ca/
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11 comments:

  1. The whole situation sounds iffy, but I do hope they are able to help her rather than wanting to harm her. Nice snippet!

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    1. Thanks, Jessica. Lots of hidden agendas in this book.

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  2. I'd guess that this dude is probably a friend, but I wouldn't bet a lot of Euros on it.

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    1. Thanks, Ed. Only time will tell what motivates Msieu de Valois.

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  3. Hmm, on the face of it he sounds plausible - I'm holding judgement for the moment though! :)

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    1. Thanks, Hywela. Lots of twists and turns to get through before all is revealed.

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  4. I hope she gets answers. Good snippet.

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  5. Paula will find her conversation with de Valois interesting in more ways than one.

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  6. Oooooh, what a great scene. All sorts of implied nefarious things to come.

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