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Exclusive Sneak Peek: Macchiato Murder

Do you feel that thrill in the air? It’s not just caffeine. We’re serving up a rich blend of mystery and suspense just for you! Before the world dives into the tantalizing tale of “Macchiato Murder,” we’re giving you an exclusive sneak peek into one of its most gripping moments.


My heart pounded in my chest, curiosity and fear warring within me. I glanced around, half expecting to see someone, but I was alone. The passage beckoned, its shadows hiding secrets I felt compelled to uncover.

With a deep breath, I stepped into the corridor, my hand instinctively reaching for my cell phone to use its flashlight. The passage was narrow and filled with the musty smell of hidden places. My footsteps seemed loud in the silence, echoing off the stone walls.

As I crept farther along, a muffled voice reached my ears. I froze, straining to listen. It was the magician’s voice, angry and tense. I couldn’t make out the words, but the emotion was clear.

My heart thumped loudly in my ears as I moved closer, drawn by the drama unfolding. Maybe I was a bit nosy, and I wouldn’t enter. I’d just stand back and listen.
The magician’s voice grew louder, and then another voice joined in, equally furious. Their words were still muffled, but the anger was palpable.

Then, suddenly, a bang. A loud, unmistakable sound that sent a chill down my spine.
I broke into a run, fear and urgency driving me toward the noise. The corridor twisted and turned and then abruptly opened up into the room where the magic show was to be held.

And there he was.

The magician, lying lifeless on the floor, a pool of blood spreading around him, a gunshot wound visible. The old-time gun Eleanor had slung around her hip was on the floor next to him.

I gasped, my hand flying to my mouth, my eyes wide with shock and disbelief.
The room spun around me as I took in the scene, the props and decorations now a backdrop to a real-life tragedy.

The silence was deafening, the reality of what had just happened settling over me like a heavy cloak. The magician, who had promised enchantment and wonder, was gone. A life snuffed out in an instant.

I fumbled for my phone, my hands trembling as I dialed for help, my mind reeling with questions and fear.

Who had done this? Why? And what had I stumbled upon?

The magic of Hollow Manor had turned into a nightmare, and I was caught in the middle of it, my heart pounding, my breath caught in my throat.

“Oh my gosh!” Eleanor had ripped open the door. She stood there with her jaw dropped and eyes on the magician before they swept up and looked at me. “Roxy, what did you do?”

Whew! Chills, right? This scene is just the tip of the iceberg, and Roxanne Bloom’s latest adventure promises to be a roller-coaster of emotions.

What do you think happens next? How deep will this mystery go? The world of Honey Springs has never been so enigmatic, and every sip… er, snippet, will leave you craving more!

“Macchiato Murder” is more than just a tale; it’s an experience, a journey through suspense, and mysteries that will tantalize your senses. Make sure you keep an eye out for the full release – we promise, it’s a brew you won’t want to miss.
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Sending you cozy vibes and a sprinkle of intrigue.


Macchiato Murder will be available in ebook, Kindle Unlimited, paperback, and hardcover formats on September 14th. Audio coming soon!

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Southern Sleuth Reader of the Week

Southern Sleuth? Yes! We need a name for all the fun things coming up for us! Taylor Swift has her Swifties. Tonya Kappes has Southern Sleuths!

Southern Sleuth Reader of the Week
Sally-Jo Walker
Tonya, I love your characters. They are so spunky! I also love the way you describe the settings in your books. I can see them in my mind’s eye. 👀