Murder for Hire: The Peruvian Pigeon is a fun, entertaining read that has many things going for it: two funny girl sleuths, a memorable cast of characters, and a great mystery to solve. Ms. Fredsti has set the bar for fans who love old time mystery's that are smart and witty. I really enjoy a good mystery, but I also enjoy a good laugh. Murder for Hire delivers both, and more!
I had the great pleasure of reading Fredsti’s new urban fantasy series, Plague Town, which I just loved!!! She has a unique way of writing that is entertaining and delivers. Trust me if you give her a try, you will become a fan just like I have!!!
Connie Garrett is part owner of Murder for Hire, acting troupe that specializes in spoofing, not detective work. But that is exactly what she gets when a murder happens on set. Thus sweeps Connie and her friends on ride of who done it, where anyone can be the killer, or the victim. Add to the fact that she is having boyfriend problems, very attracted to the new actor to the group and you have a woman on the brink of either solving a crime or committing one.
Murder for Hire: The Peruvian Pigeon / Ashley Parker Series / Plague Town- Book One / Plague Nation-Book Two (coming April 9th, 2013)
A trenchcoat and a fedora don't make a detective, and Connie Garrett couldn't agree more. She's the co-founder of Murder for Hire, an acting troupe that specializes in spoofing, not sleuthing. But when MFH performs at a sleepy coastal community's mystery gala celebrating the life and works of a famous hard-boiled mystery author and the bodies start stacking up, Connie finds herself on the case whether she likes it or not. She becomes unwillingly committed to solving the murders while trying to keep both the show-and her love life-afloat. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Dana Fredsti is an ex-B movie actress with a background in theatrical sword-fighting. She's spent the past seven-plus years volunteering at the Exotic Feline Breeding Facility/Feline Conservation Center (www.cathouse-fcc.org) in Rosamond, California. Dana's had a full-grown leopard sit on her feet, been kissed by tigers, held baby jaguars and had her thumb sucked by an ocelot with nursing issues. She's addicted to bad movies and any book or film, good or bad, which includes zombies. Her other hobbies include surfing (badly), collecting beach glass (obsessively), and wine tasting (happily). Along with her best friend Maureen, Dana was co-producer/writer/director for a mystery-oriented theatrical troupe based in San Diego. While no actual murders occurred during their performances, there were times when the actors and clients made the idea very tempting. She's published numerous articles, essays and shorts, including stories in Cat Fantastic IV, an anthology series edited by Andre Norton (Daw, 1997), Danger City (Contemporary Press, 2005), and Mondo Zombie (Cemetery Dance, 2006). Her essays can be seen in Morbid Curiosity, Issues 2-7. She's also had several low-budget screenplays produced and currently has another script under option. Dana was also co-writer/associate producer on Urban Rescuers, a documentary on feral cats and TNR (Trap/Neuter/Return), which won Best Documentary at the 2003 Valley Film Festival in Los Angeles.