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Inspired By Murder


To write the perfect story, he needs to commit the perfect crime.

Disillusioned with his day job, psychiatrist Eric Leroy yearns to fulfill his true destiny of becoming a New York Times bestselling author. But there is one thing he lacks to create an enthralling murder mystery: real-life inspiration.

The nation is shocked when a famous Seattle resident and his wife are found dead in their upscale Madison Park neighborhood. It looks like murder-suicide, but Detective Blake Stephenson isn’t convinced. Stephenson begins to suspect the doctor when more people connected to Dr. Leroy turn up dead.

As Stephenson investigates Dr. Leroy, he uncovers a dark, twisted past filled with secrets. Meanwhile, the headlines are reeling with a killer on the loose in Seattle. As the death toll rises, Stephenson struggles to find enough evidence to arrest the doctor—before he kills again.



“So, when?”

“When what?” he asked.

“When do you want to go out?”

“Oh. Right. Umm….” He wanted to say he was in the middle of planning a murder but figured that probably wasn’t a good idea. Even though she would probably think he was being hilarious.

“How about tonight?” She looked gratified, like she’d done him a favor by offering to give him exactly what he wanted. Only he didn’t want it at all.

“Umm….” He cursed himself for not being able to think of an excuse. He had nothing. “Sure.”

She practically jumped in the air.

“Great! I’m starving, I’ll just grab my purse. Do you mind driving? I know this amazing little sushi place downtown. You like sushi, right? You’re going to love it. Their sake is the best. I’ll just be two secs.”

In a blur of movement, she turned to fetch her purse, sending her blonde curls swinging through the air. Apparently, both of her questions were rhetorical.

He sighed. This was not what he had planned for the evening. He wasn’t even sure how he had gotten himself into this mess. He couldn’t let himself be outsmarted by his twenty-two-year-old secretary and get behind in planning Patricia’s murder. He was on a schedule. He would just have to tell her the sushi didn’t agree with him and hurry home right after dinner.

No sooner had he gathered his thoughts when she reappeared in his doorway. She brushed her blonde fringe out of her eyes.

“Ready!” she announced with glee.



Audrey J. Cole is a registered nurse and a writer of thrillers set in Seattle. After living in Australia for the last five years, Audrey now resides in the Pacific Northwest with her husband and two children.



Audrey J. Cole will be awarding a $10 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.

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Creator of Bookstanista, a book and book style website, Nicole is a 30-something mom and wife to a Viking. A fan of Phantom of the Opera and Beauty and the Beast, she lives and breathes books. Her home library now consists of over 300 e-books and 500 paperback and hardback books. When she's not reading or reviewing books, you can find her interacting with authors or dreaming of a world with books and unicorns and toting around her Angora rabbit: Denim-Cyan.

(4) Comments

  1. James Robert says:

    Having a family who loves to read I always appreciate hearing about another great book. Thank you for the book description and giveaway as well.

    1. My pleasure James! I’m always happy to meet another reading family. Good luck on the giveaway. 😀

  2. Bernie Wallace says:

    What inspired you to persue a career in writing? Congrats on the release. Bernie Wallace

    1. Hello Bernie. I’ve been inspired by many places, people, and scenarios to write.

      This particular book “Inspired By Murder” is written by Audrey J. Cole.

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