Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Release Day! Book 3 of my mystery series is OUT!!!

Yes, it's true! This is a special day for me. DIME IF I KNOW, book 3 of my Cleopatra Jones mystery series, is now available. I hope you're as excited about the event as I am.

Response from reviewers has already been so heartwarming! I'm delighted to share a few snips I've received so far on this book:

Accountant Cleopatra Jones shifts into overdrive when her boyfriend is accused of murder. Toussaint makes her third entry into the sassy-working-girl-with-messed-up-love-life-solves-mysteries race . . .” - Kirkus

"Toussaint stacks the deck nicely against Cleo and Rafe, putting the reader into the position of wondering if they’ll survive their latest challenge and if Rafe really is Mr. Right. The plot has plenty of surprises to keep readers wondering what will happen next. " - 

"Maggie Toussaint scores a hole in one with this romantic mystery that combines suspense, love, and multiple puzzles.  Add in a few Saint Bernard puppies, and what could go wrong? A lot, as it turns out." - Tracy Weber, author of the Downward Dog Mysteries 

"Every book Maggie Toussaint writes is full of fun, mystery, great characters, and a wonderful storyline." - Mary Gramlich, The Reading Reviewer

Let me tease you with the back cover copy:

Cleopatra Jones has visions of marriage dancing through her head, but her boyfriend, sexy golf pro Rafe Golden, is happy with the status quo. With three puppies, a St. Bernard, two teenaged daughters, a free-spirited live-in mother, a kooky best friend, and an accounting firm to run, Cleo’s household is hopping. But still. After months of dating Rafe, her relationship should be headed somewhere.

Mama comes home engaged and the wedding is in three weeks. Cleo’s happy for her mom, and hopes Rafe takes the hint. Meanwhile, her best friend is running for mayor.

A former girlfriend of Rafe’s turns up dead in a seedy motel. His fancy red sports car was spotted there the night she died. Cleo questions him, but he swears he didn’t shoot her. 

The police identify Rafe as their top suspect, but Cleo’s having none of that. She hires him a lawyer, gets crossways with his snooty family, and sets out to prove her boyfriend’s innocence.

The more she digs, the more questions arise. Rafe’s been keeping secrets from her, but are they deadly secrets?

Dime If I Know is set amid the rolling hills of contemporary mid-Maryland. It features fast-paced family life and Southern humor. Cleo’s trials and tribulations with the game of golf are a counterpoint for her success in following the money and identifying the real killer.

Read an excerpt at my website or at Amazon. This book is available at Amazon and Barnes and Noble. Amazon       Barnes and Noble
Wishing everyone a happy September and a lot of fun with Cleopatra Jones!

Maggie Toussaint



  1. Congrats on the release! I'm sure it's a fabulous addition to the series. Looking forward to reading it.

    Terry's Place

    1. Thanks, Terry! I appreciate your kind words.

  2. Congratulations! Do you send a note to the San Marcos Public Library? If not, I'll ask them to order it. Can't wait to read it--when, is the question, but I will.

    1. Celia,

      Looks like the San Marcos Public Library wasn't on my chapbook mailing list. I sent information out to Dallas, Fort Worth, Galveston, Houston, Irving, Lubbock, Midland, and San Antonio libraries. Please, be my guest, and request it at your library. That would be SUPER!

  3. Wait--is this a Five Star Publication book? That's the kind I can order at the library. They won't order books from small epresses or self-pubbed. Now...they'll let me donate one....and they'll put it on the shelf. No, I want readers to buy my book. Later.

    1. Yes, this is a Five Star book. I hope they'll let you order or request it!

      And thanks!

  4. Maggie,
    I gave you a shout out, Sweetie. I love Cleo Jones! Can't wait to catch up on my stories. Congrats on the new release. Are you planning another book in the series?


  5. Congratulations, Maggie. I love Cleopatra Jones. Looking forward to reading this one.

  6. Wonderful news, Maggie. I just loved the first two Cleo Jones' books. I'll add this to the "must read" list.

  7. Maggie,
    Congratulations on the release of Dime If I Know! Great reviews, and wow, the teaser is so fun. Wishing you amazing sales!!!

  8. Congratulations on your contest win and the new release!


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