Got No Friend Anyhow is a chilling new mystery by talented author Peggy Ehrhart. The second in the series featuring the beautiful but down-on-her-luck blues singer Maxx Maxwell whose penchant for picking bad boyfriends has, once again, left her without one. This time though, her latest love interest is dead! Ehrhart does a terrific job keeping the reader guessing right to the end. With several suspicious characters that have motive and opportunity, quirky band mates, and a rooster-in-mourning, it’s easy to get swept up in this riveting plot!
Elizabeth ”Maxx” Maxwell loves singing the blues with her new band Maxximum Blues but when the producer of her band’s demo CD turns up dead, Maxx begins an investigation of her own to clear his name and find his killer. As Maxx wades through the array of suspects and unsavory characters to find Rick’s killer, she must do so while dodging bullets. Can Maxx find Rick’s killer before the killer finds her?
Ehrhart pens her Maxx Maxwell mysteries in the first-person narrative so that the reader can experience first-hand what it’s like to be in the middle of the action; to feel like they are inside Maxx’s head, experiencing all the emotions and excitement that Maxx is feeling, and seeing exactly what Maxx is seeing. But Ehrhart’s real talent lies in her descriptive prose which, not only sets the scene for Maxx’s surroundings but are so filled with detail that the reader is immediately transported into every dangerous, suspenseful situation in which Maxx finds herself. With all the adrenaline pumping thrills of a high speed chase, Got No Friend Anyhow is a good old fashion mystery that will keep you entertained right to the end.
Got No Friend Anyhow is published by Five Star/GALE/Cengage Learning and released February 9, 2011. It is available for purchase at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Borders, and at libraries throughout the country. Her first Maxx Maxwell mystery, Sweet Man is Gone, was published in 2008, and she is hard at work on the third installment of the Maxx Maxwell series. Ehrhart has won several awards for her short fiction and her stories have appeared in mystery magazines and crime anthologies.
Peggy Ehrhart lives in Leonia, New Jersey and is a former college English professor. No stranger to the blues circuit, she plays guitar in a blues band called Still Standing in the New York Tri-State area, but it was her old band, The Last Stand Band, that inspired the Maxx Maxwell series. She is a member of Sisters in Crime and Mystery Writers of America.
Visit Peggy’s website here.