Friday, March 26, 2010

An Axe To Grind: Book Review & Giveaway

About The Book:

Detective Doug Milligan and his partner question suspects in the murder of a stalker including the stalker’s target, her boyfriend, father and brother, as well as the stalker’s step-father. The investigation leaves little time for Doug to see his fiancée and fellow officer, Stacey Wilbur.

Stacey handles a molestation case which involves the son of a friend. She and her mother talk wedding plans, though all must wait until Doug’s renter, Officer Gordon Butler finds another place to live.

When Doug disappears while tailing a suspect, Stacey sets out to find him, hoping she can reach him time.

About The Author:

F. M. Meredith who also writes under the name Marilyn Meredith is the author of nearly thirty published novels including the Rocky Bluff P.D. crime series, An Axe to Grind is the newest from Oak Tree Press. No Sanctuary was a finalist the mystery/suspense category of the Epic best in e-books contest .

She is a member of EPIC, Sisters in Crime, Mystery Writers of America, and on the board of the Public Safety Writers of America. She was an instructor for Writer’s Digest School for ten years, served as an instructor at the Maui Writer’s Retreat and many other writer’s conferences. For over twenty years she lived in a beach community similar to Rocky Bluff.
You can visit the author online at and her blog at

My Review:

As this was the first book my F. M. Meredith I have read, I did not know what to expect, but was eagerly anticipating a great read! I was not disappointed. As I began to read An Axe To Grind, I was immediately drawn in to the world of Detective Doug Milligan and all the rest of the great cast of characters in this book. This book is not only one about solving mysteries, but also about relationships and how work and personal lives intertwine. I realize that this book is the sixth in the Rocky Bluff P.D. Series, and yet I had no trouble reading An Axe To Grind as a stand alone novel. That said, I will definitely be looking at reading the rest of the series, as I was very impressed with the writing style of Meredith and I was very impressed that my attention was held throughout this book. I highly recommend it and give it a huge thumbs up!

BUY IT: You can purchase An Axe To Grind online through a

WIN IT: One reader will win a copy of An Axe To Grind by F.M. Meredith

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***Thank you to the author, publisher and Pump Up Your Book Promotions for providing me with a complimentary copy of this book for the purpose of review on this blog***


  1. Thanks for the wonderful review of Marilyn's latest Rocky Bluff P.D. book. It's received many great reviews during her virtual book tour.

    Your readers will find a trailer for this book at YouTube

    I hope you get a chance to read the earlier books in this series. I bought mine this year and can't wait to read them.

    Thanks again.


    Pump Up Your Book

  2. Thank you so much for that great review! Warmed my heart. I know when I'm writing a book I always hope the reader will enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it.

    Thanks again,


  3. Great review!

    I review for Pump too :)
    *high five*

    Tales of :)

  4. please count me in ... thanks :)

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  5. This book sounds like a must read, I would like to read and win it.

    I follow by email and google reader.

    cenya2 at hotmail dot com

  6. My love of reading mysteries goes all the way back to the times in elementary school when I read all of the Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew books. As Marilyn Meredith is the author of nearly thirty published novels and has her own crime series, this must be a fantastic book to read.

    Thank you,


  7. This looks like a book I would enjoy reading. Please enter me in your draw. Thanks!

  8. Great review. I would really love to read this book, mysteries are my favorite books. Please enter me. Thanks!


  9. I like a good detective story. Count me in please.


  10. Great review! Sounds like a great book! Please count me in!

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