Find the Clue in the Excerpt

This is the third and final in a series of excerpts from my mystery novel Twenty-Five Years Ago Today, which has been creating quite a buzz on Amazon the past several weeks. My character Kris Langley, an editorial assistant for a small daily newspaper, compiles the 25 and 50 Years Ago Today column as one of her job responsibilities. It’s a job that I once held myself, many years ago when I began my writing career, and combing through the microfilm was a tedious task. Kris stumbles across a 25-year-old murder while researching her column, so her 25 Years Ago Today tasks are what set the whole story into motion.

Since Kris and I know this, ahem, drudgery, so well, I thought it would be fun to start each chapter in the book with one of her 25 Years Ago Today snippets. I’ve included five of them below, but there’s a little twist. (If you’ve read my books, you know that I like twists.) One of these innocent-sounding snippets provides a clue to the mystery and there is one more hidden in the book.

25 Years Ago Today: Jennifer McGreggor wins the speech contest sponsored by the Fremont Women of Today.

25 Years Ago Today: Mr. and Mrs. George R. Mann of Fremont are honored with a surprise party for their 35th wedding anniversary.

25 Years Ago Today: Elizabeth Maxwell of Warren, a graduate of the St. Agnes School of Nursing, passes her state board exams.

25 Years Ago Today: A proposal is made to build a town swimming pool in Fremont.

25 Years Ago Today: Fremont High School History Club member Patricia Addison wins a state award for her essay on Greek Mythology.

I won’t tell you which one is the clue – you’ll have to read the book to find out! For a full selection of online retailers, visit the Store. And if you want to check out the other excerpts, here they are:

My Favorite Scene
Spice Up Your Night With A Little Romance
Chapter One

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