In New Book, Tess Camillo Solves Mysterious Crucifixion of Rock Star

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Crucifixion was no way for Cody Crowne to die. Breast cancer or not, nothing is going to stop Tess Camillo from learning who committed the hideous crime. She has outwitted criminals before, and this time will be no exception. Or will it?

Morgan Hunt's feisty breast cancer survivor and amateur detective, Tess Camillo, returns. Despite a mastectomy in "Sticky Fingers," Tess is back to solve another crime and maybe even fall in love in her latest action-packed adventure "Fool on the Hill" (ISBN 9781593500276, Alyson Books, 2008).

Cody Crowne was a major rock star in the 1980s. Now he's a mellow has-been. But someone wants him dead. The morning after Tess Camillo and her friend Lana attend a concert where Cody is the opening act, Tess finds Cody's body crucified in a park. Who could have committed such a ghastly crime? Tess Camillo is determined to find out.

With her loopy housemate, Lana, Tess sets out to unmask a killer. Clues lead Tess and Lana first to the cocktail parties of Hollywood music producers. Then Tess pries information from a deacon's wife at a Fundamentalist church. Even Legoland and a carousel are paid visits in the quest for a killer. Finally, the women face the dark heart responsible for Cody's crucifixion, and in the process, they come close to facing the same fate.

The Tess Camillo mystery series is just beginning. "Fool on the Hill" is the second book, following the suspenseful "Sticky Fingers." Tess is both an assertive and realistic woman with a determination that will make other women cheer her on. Readers will find her a courageous example of confidence in the face of health and relationship struggles.

Morgan Hunt, herself a breast cancer survivor, has written more than just a mystery. Tess Camillo must face a killer, but she must also face her innermost fears. Following recovery from breast cancer, Tess takes a chance on love again, and she gains the confidence to reveal her scars - emotional and physical -- to her new lover. Hunt writes with hope for those diagnosed with breast cancer, not to mention retribution for criminals.

About the Author
Morgan Hunt was raised on the Jersey shore, but after serving in the Navy in Maine and San Diego, she now hides out in the Pacific Northwest. In 2001, she was diagnosed with advanced lobular invasive carcinoma, a particularly dangerous form of breast cancer. She hopes her Tess Camillo mysteries provide both entertainment and hope to other cancer survivors.

"Fool on the Hill: A Tess Camillo Mystery" (ISBN 9781593500276, Alyson Books, 2008) can be purchased through local and online bookstores. For more information, visit Publicity contact: Review copies available upon request.


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