Monday, 19 January 2015

And the Earth Moved by Zanna Mackenzie...very entertainingly!

Monday Moments with Zanna Mackenzie!

I'm welcoming back my fellow author, Zanna Mackenzie, who's sharing her wonderful new novel And The Earth Moved. 

Book One of her Amber Reed CCIA Mystery Series is a highly enjoyable quick read. See my review below for my other thoughts on it. 

I love the bright eye-catching cover and the tagline for it is perfect having just recently read it! 

“Romantic comedy meets celebrity murder mystery”

Book Blurb:
When celebrities need a crime solving quickly and discreetly they call in the specialists, the Celebrity Crimes Investigation Agency, otherwise known as the CCIA…
One desperate phone call is all it takes to turn Amber’s day from boring to completely crazy.
The call? Her old university boyfriend Ennis, now a heartthrob actor, begs for Amber’s help.
His brother Joel is dead and Ennis has to discover the truth about his death before the world’s media hear about it and batter his door down demanding answers.
The CCIA has already assigned its top agent, Charlie Huxton, to the case.
Amber’s mission? Ennis doesn’t trust a stranger to keep quiet so he pleads with Amber to shadow and help Charlie throughout the investigation. Ennis was her first love and she still has a soft spot for him – how can she refuse?
Scarily out of her depth Amber knows she needs to somehow get Charlie on side with her involvement in the case – and fast.
Plunged into the world of crime Amber’s battling something darker and far more dangerous than she’d imagined – and it has nothing to do with the equally scary chemistry fizzing between her and Charlie.
Will Charlie agree to work with her to find out how and why Joel died?
Can she help uncover the truth before word gets out and an already distraught Ennis is hounded by story-hungry journalists?
Just as importantly, can she keep her sanity and still be alive when the mystery is finally solved?

Find the book on Amazon UK

Find the book on Amazon USA

Zanna Mackenzie lives on the Derbyshire/Leicestershire border with her husband, 4 dogs, a vegetable patch that’s home to far too many weeds and an ever expanding library of books waiting to be read.
Being a freelance writer and editor of business publications is her ‘day job’ but, at every opportunity, she can be found scribbling down notes on scenes for whatever novel she’s working on. She loves it when the characters in her novels take on minds of their own and start deviating from the original plot!

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Here's what I thought about the book:

And The Earth Moved by Zanna Mackenzie 

I loved this fast paced mystery that kept my attention at full alert all the way through. Ms Mackenzie’s tendency to be heavy on dialogue makes it easy to empathise with the very amiable characters; the story well crafted. I felt that I was right there in the mystery with them. The settings and plot seem simple but are also very credible. CCIA operative, Charlie, does everything the hard boiled agent should do to solve the crime but he is also a man with a great heart. Amber is a girl who doesn’t sit well on the sidelines but has vulnerabilities as well. Though the crime committed was a serious offence, the denouement of the murder isn’t a serious read. I wished I had time to read it in one sitting but since finding that time wasn’t possible for me, two sittings covered it. If you’re looking for an entertaining cosy crime story, I don’t hesitate to recommend it.

I rated it with 5 stars on Amazon

Thanks for visiting today, Zanna, and best wishes with And The Earth Moved. 



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