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Nancy G. West

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Single, pushing forty and afraid of nothing but descending into middle-age decrepitude, Aggie tries to shape up at the health club before anyone discovers she writes the column, "Stay Young with Aggie." She stumbles into murder. Dangerously curious and attracted to the SAPD detective, she decides to hone her sleuthing skills.

RIVER CITY DEAD #4. Now on NetGalley for review:
Aggie and Detective Sam plan a rendezvous on the San Antonio River Walk during Fiesta Week.
Disgruntled revelers. Evil at events. Contentious relationships. What could go wrong?

SMART, BUT DEAD #3: Murder is academic.
Aggie returns to coll

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Nancy G. West If I'm stuck for specifics about a character or scene I want to write, I start making lists. For a scene: What's its purpose? Who should be in it?…moreIf I'm stuck for specifics about a character or scene I want to write, I start making lists. For a scene: What's its purpose? Who should be in it? Which character will best illustrate what I want to show?

For a character: I list background, psychological motivation, looks, traits...
you get the idea...until they appear full-grown in my imagination.

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By the way, Aggie Mundeen Mystery #3, SMART, BUT DEAD, is now available for pre-order! Release date is November 17.

"SMART. Aggie Mundeen is smart.
BUT she’s also a little clumsy, irrepressible, and irresistible.
DEAD. She might well end up dead if she continues nosing around the university where her questions are not wanted. Smart, But Dead is the perfect combination of brains and heart. A tight mystery, an irrepressible heroine, and superb writing.” – James W. Ziskin, author of the Ellie Stone mysteries and Anthony Award-Finalist of No Stone Unturned(less)
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RIVER CITY DEAD will be officially released January 17, 2017.

If you'd like to review it, it's currently on NetGalley.

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Two reviewers posted wonderful pre-publication reviews on this site. Thank you!!

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Nancy West Beth wrote: "Hi Nancy,
Thanks for befriending this fellow mystery author here as well as elsewhere!"

Hi Beth,
I'm glad we're keeping in touch. I look forward to seeing you in Colorado Springs!

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