CIRCLE OF INFLUENCE by Annette Dashofy

Book Review : CIRCLE OF INFLUENCE

By Annette Dashofy

  • Publication Date: 2014-03-20
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers

Book Review

THE RIGHT BLEND OF ACTION, EMOTION, AND EDGE... 
“Dashofy takes small town politics and long simmerin
g feuds, adds colorful 
characters,  and  brings  it  to  a  boil  in  a  welcome  new  s
eries.”  –  Hallie 
Ephron, Author of 
There Was an Old Woman
Zoe Chambers, paramedic and deputy coroner in rural
 Pennsylvania’s tight-knit Vance 
Township, has been privy to a number of local secre
ts over the years, some of them her 

own. But secrets become explosive when a dead body 
is found in the Township Board 
President’s abandoned car.  
As a January blizzard rages, Zoe and Police Chief Pe
te Adams launch a desperate search 
for the killer, even if it means uncovering secrets
 that could not only destroy Zoe and 
Pete, but also those closest to them. 
Praise for CIRCLE OF INFLUENCE: 
“The  texture  of  small  town  Pennsylvania  comes  alive
  in  Annette  Dashofy's  debut 
mystery.  Discerning  mystery  readers  will  appreciate
  Dashofy's  expert  details  and 
gripping storytelling. Zoe Chambers is an authentic
 character who will entertain us for a 
long time.” – Nancy Martin, Author of the Blackbird
 Sister Mysteries 
“The author has struck gold by delivering a wonderf
ul story...
Betrayal, teenage angst, 
dysfunctional relationship and deep dark secrets wi
ll keep you turning the pages in this 
very enjoyable debut novel.” – Dru Ann Love, 
Dru’s Book Musings
“New  York  has  McBain,  Boston  has  Parker,  now  Vance 
Township,  PA  (“pop.  5000. 
Please Drive Carefully.”) has Annette Dashofy, and 
her rural world is just as vivid and 
compelling  as  their  city  noir.”  –  John  Lawton,  Prod
ucer/Director  and  Author  of  the 
Inspector Troy Series 
“I’ve been awestruck by Annette Dashofy’s storytell
ing for years. Look out world, you’re 
going  to  love  Zoe  Chambers  and  Pete  Adams,  and 
Circle of Influence
  is  just  the 
beginning.”  –  Donnell  Ann  Bell,  Bestselling  Author 
of 
The Past Came Hunting
  and 
Deadly Recall
“Dashofy does everything exactly right in this well
-crafted not-quite-cozy: compelling 
plot, original setting and wonderfully rich charact
ers. Her revenge-fueled tale of small 
town manipulation and murder will keep you turning 
the pages. This series is a winner!” 
–  Hank  Phillippi  Ryan,  Agatha,  Anthony  and  Mary  Hig
gins  Clark  Award-Winning 
Author 
“An excellent debut, totally fun to read. Annette D
ashofy has created a charmer of a 
protagonist  in  Zoe  Cambers.  She's  smart,  she's  sexy
,  she's  vulnerably  romantic,  and 
she's one hell of a paramedic on the job. It's grea
t to look forward to books two and 
three.”  –  Kathleen  George,  Professor  of  Theatre  and
  Writing  at  the  University  of 
Pittsburgh and Edgar-Nominated Author of the Richar
d Christie Series 
“This is a terrific first mystery, with just the ri
ght blend of action, emotion and edge. I 
couldn’t put it down. The characters are well drawn
 and believable...It's all great news 
for readers. I can’t wait to meet Zoe and Pete agai
n in Vance Township, Monongahela 
County, PA.” – Mary Jane Maffini, Author of 
The Dead Don’t Get Out Much

Books in the Zoe Chambers Mystery Series: 
CIRCLE OF INFLUENCE (#1) 
LOST LEGACY (#2) September 2014 
Part  of  the  Henery  Press  Mystery  Series  Collection,  if  y
ou  like  one,  you'll 
probably like them all... 
Author Bio
:   
Annette Dashofy, a Pennsylvania farm gal born and br
ed, grew up with horses, cattle, 
and,  yes,  chickens.  After  high  school,  she  spent  fi
ve  years  as  an  EMT  for  the  local 
ambulance service. Since then, she’s worked a varie
ty of jobs, giving her plenty of fodder 
for her lifelong passion for writing. She, her husb
and, and their two spoiled cats live on 
property that was once part of her grandfather’s da
iry. Her short fiction, including a 
2007 Derringer nominee, has appeared in Spinetingle
r, Mysterical-e, and Fish Tales: the 
Guppy Anthology. Her newest short story will appear
 in the Lucky Charms Anthology.

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