Welcome to my stop on author Sandra de Helen’s Virtual Book Tour for The Illustrious Client, presented by Goddess Fish Promotions. Please leave a comment or question for Sandra to let her know you stopped by. Sandra will be awarding a $25 Powell’s Book Store GC to a randomly drawn commenter during the tour so please be sure to leave your email address with your comment. You can follow the rest of Sandra’s tour here, the more stops you visit, the better your odds of winning.
The Illustrious ClientBy Sandra de HelenShirley Combs/Dr. Mary Watson Mysteries, Book 2Publisher: McKorkle InkRelease Date: November 23, 2013Genre: MysteryLength: 176 PagesISBN: 978-0-991079-22-3ASIN: B00GZ4W4JKAbout the book:
Book Two of the Shirley Combs and Dr. Mary Watson series, THE ILLUSTRIOUS CLIENT, shows us the private investigator and her sidekick sharing an office, and introduces their receptionist, Lix. They are hired to influence a young international pop star, Oceane Charles, to pry her away from her older, richer, player of a girlfriend. The cast is made up of people with various ethnicities and backgrounds, and of course the job soon includes solving a murder mystery. Along the way, Mary discovers her latent lesbianism. Set in Portland, Oregon on a superyacht, in a hospital VIP room, at Rose Festival, and other fun places.
After breakfast, I left my new Smart Car parked on the street, and we took Shirley’s Mercedes up Terwilliger the back way to OHSU. Typical June morning, overcast and cool, a bit misty, especially up there in the hills. People were arriving for work as we pulled into the visitors’ garage and began circling, looking for a parking space. These were the people who ran the offices, managed the clinics, worked in the pharmacy. Nurses and doctors were on different shifts, ten or twelve hours, starting at ungodly hours that gave them un-rush hours and more stress hormones shooting through their veins.
Because I visited Zaro the day before, we knew exactly where to go to find Oceane. When we arrived at the VIP room, there were no carts standing in the halls, no noise from other patients, nothing like a usual hospital experience—so long as we remained outside her door. Shirley rapped sharply. Within a couple of seconds, Oceane, opened the door just a sliver and whispered “she’s sleeping.”
“We’re here to see you, Ms. Charles.”
AUTHOR Bio and Links:
Sandra de Helen’s books as well as short stories are available at bookstores, libraries, and online. Her poetry and plays are published in several journals. Samples of her works are on her website SandradeHelen.com. Even though she says she isn't a "joiner," de Helen is a member of the Dramatists Guild, Oregon Writers Colony, the Golden Crown Literary Society, and International Centre for Women Playwrights. Like her at FaceBook.com/drmarywatson, follow her on Twitter @dehelen, and read her blog at RedCrested.com. She lives with her cat Stanton in Portland, Oregon where they both type.
Don't forget to leave a comment or question for Sandra to let her know you stopped by. Sandra will be awarding a $25 Powell’s Book Store GC to a randomly drawn commenter during the tour so please be sure to leave your email address with your comment. You can follow the rest of Sandra’s tour here, the more stops you visit, the better your odds of winning.