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Blessed are those Who Mourn

(The fourth book in the Gabriella Giovanni Mysteries series)
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A deep-brewing evil lurks in the most familiar places ... waiting ...

The fourth book in the award-nominated Gabriella Giovanni Mystery series - San Francisco Bay Area newspaper crime reporter Gabriella Giovanni has finally got it all together: a devoted and loving boyfriend, Detective Sean Donovan; a beautiful little girl with him; and her dream job as the cops' reporter for the Bay Herald.

But her success has been hard-won and has left her with debilitating paranoia. When a string of young co-eds starts to show up dead with suspicious Biblical verses left on their bodies--the same verses that the man she suspects kidnapped and murdered her sister twenty years ago had sent to her--she begins to question if the killer is trying to send her a message.

It is not until evil strikes Gabriella's own family that her worst fears are confirmed. As the clock begins to tick, every passing hour means the difference between life and death to those Gabriella loves...

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Interview with the Author

Q. What order should I read the books in?

A. I purposefully wrote the books so they could be read as standalones, but honestly, you will get more from the books if you read them in order because that way the back story lends depth and poignancy to many moments in future books.

Here is the order:

Blessed are the Dead (An Anthony and Macavity award finalist for best first mystery)

Blessed are the Meek

Blessed are Those Who Weep (A Barry Award finalist in the best mystery category)

Blessed are Those Who Mourn

Blessed are the Peacemakers (coming soon)

Q. Why should I give your series a shot?

A. I've been lucky enough to receive critical acclaim from several different important communities in the mystery world.For me, the highlight of my mystery career so far was when my favorite author, New York Time bestselling writer, Lisa Unger, agreed to read my book, and then said she liked it. It was a dream come true.

Q. Gabriella Giovanni is an Italian-American newspaper report who lives in the Bay Area. So were you. How much of Giovanni is you?

A. I've heard this a bajillion times: Isn't Gabriella you? And so, at one point, early on in the series, I took a personality test and answered as me and then took it again as GG. Turns out we are polar opposites. I like to say she's my alter ego, who I would've been in another life. While I was a stay-at-home mom wrangling two rowdy toddlers in my pajamas in negative thirty weather in Minnesota, I could pretend I was this super cool chic eating cannoli and drinking a latte in North Beach, San Francisco.

Q. How would you describe the types of mysteries you write?

A. All my books featuring strong, fierce, and independent women facing unspeakable evil in order to seek justice for those unable to do so themselves.

In addition, although my books often deal with dark and disturbing themes, I truly believe that readers finish my books with a sense of hope and the certainty that even in the darkest days there are beautiful moments where people act with grace and dignity and love for their fellow man.

Thank you for reading!

Gabriella Giovanni Mystery Series eBook Categories

- Mystery series

- Mystery, Thriller and Suspense

- Suspense

- Private investigators

- Crime thrillers

- Women Sleuths


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Used availability for Kristi Belcamino's Blessed are those Who Mourn

Paperback Editions

November 2015 : USA Paperback

Title: Blessed are Those Who Mourn: A Gabriella Giovanni Mystery (Gabriella Giovanni Mysteries)
Author(s): Kristi Belcamino
ISBN: 0-06-238941-6 / 978-0-06-238941-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Witness Impulse
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

September 2015 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: Blessed are Those Who Mourn: A Gabriella Giovanni Mystery (Gabriella Giovanni Mysteries)
Author(s): Kristi Belcamino
Publisher: Witness Impulse
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA