Elvis may be dead, but he hasn’t left the building…meet Christy Barritt and SUSPICIOUS MINDS

Suspicious Minds

Rock and roll may never die, but the King is definitely dead . . . again.

In this smart and suspenseful sequel to Hazardous Duty, crime-scene cleaner Gabby St. Claire finds herself stuck doing mold remediation to pay the bills. But her first day on the job, she uncovers a surprise in a crawl space of a dilapidated home: Elvis, dead as a doornail and still wearing his blue suede shoes. How could she possibly keep her nose out of a case like this?
Elvis turns out to be Darnell Evans, a down-on-his-luck impersonator whose luck just got a lot worse. When his widow begs her to help, Gabby takes on the case of who-killed-the-King. In the meantime, her would-be rival, Chad Davis, is turning into one hunka hunka burnin’ love and starting to dish out some serious TLC, which is the last thing Gabby needs right now.

Realizing the futility of running from God and from her responsibilities, Gabby decides to reconsider her priorities. But when the ersatz Elvis’s killer catches on to her investigation, will she survive long enough to be able to?

What others are saying…

Suspicious Minds plays havoc on the nerves and the funny bone as crime-scene cleaner Gaby St. Claire wisecracks her way between dead bodies and flying bullets. A treat not to be missed!”

Jill Elizabeth Nelson
Author, To Catch a Thief series

“Crime scene cleaning is dirty job, but Christy Barritt has made it hilarious. Amateur sleuth Gabby St. Claire is back, and in trouble again! Suspicious Minds delivers a riveting mystery, but it’s Gabby’s irrepressible charm as she engages a zany cast of characters that keeps readers turning pages.  Put this series on your must read list!”

Claudia Mair Burney
Author of the Amanda Bell Brown Mysteries

“Crime scene cleanup should be a safe enough occupation, right? It comes after the crime is over. Not necessarily! Come enjoy this fun romp through the complications-men, mold, mayhem and murder-in Gabby St. Clair’s rollercoaster life.”

Lorena McCourtney
Author of Your Chariot Awaits (Book #1 in the Andi McConnell Mysteries) and the Ivy Malone Mysteries series

“Elvis has left the building, folks, but Gabby St. Claire has not! She’s sweeping in with another mystery to solve, one sure to make you laugh and get you “all shook up.” Suspicious Minds is witty, punchy and fast-paced. Kudos to Christy Barritt for an entertaining and intriguing read!”

Janice A. Thompson
Author of Gone with the Groom

Christy Barritt has penned articles for Campus Life, Marriage Partnership, Blueridge Country, The Plain Truth, Guideposts for Teens, Brio, and The Lookout.

She’s the author of the Squeaky Clean Mystery Series (Kregel Publications). Hazardous Duty, the first book in the series, took third place in the ACFW Book of the Year contest. The series is about a crime-scene cleaner who also solves crimes. The second book in the series, Suspicious Minds, will hit shelves in May 2008. Christy also co-authored a non-fiction book, Changed: True Stories of Finding God in Christian Music. The book is currently available in Christian bookstores across the country.

Born and raised in Chesapeake, Virginia (suburbia, America), she journeyed off to college in Cincinnati where she majored in communications and psychology. She worked at a Christian publishing house for two and a half years after college. During this time she also had a short jaunt in the independent Christian music field.

When family obligations called her home, she saw it as the push she needed to start writing again. The journey has been scary, she says, but it’s definitely where she should be.

Christy’s married to Scott, a high school teacher and funny man extraordinaire. In June 2006, they added a little boy named Eli to their happy mix. They also have two dogs and a house plant named Martha. When Christy’s not writing, she’s also on staff part-time at Celebration Christian Church, where she leads worship each week.

Find her on the web at:

http://www.myspace.com/christybarritt

http://www.willwrite4food.com

http://www.faithchicks.com

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