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Circle of Influence

(2014)
(The first book in the Zoe Chambers Mystery series)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
Agatha Award Best First Book (nominee)
USA TODAY BESTSELLER and AGATHA AWARD FINALIST

"Dashofy takes small town politics and long simmering feuds, adds colorful characters, and brings it to a boil in a welcome new series." - 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 secrets 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 Pete 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.

"An easy, intriguing read, partially because the townfolks' lives are so scandalously intertwined, but also because author Dashofy has taken pains to create a palette of unforgettable characters." - Mystery Scene Magazine

"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 wonderful story... Betrayal, teenage angst, dysfunctional relationship and deep dark secrets will keep you turning the pages in this very enjoyable debut novel." - 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, Author of the Inspector Troy Series

"I've been awestruck by Annette Dashofy's storytelling 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 Deadly Recall

"Dashofy does everything exactly right in this well-crafted not-quite-cozy: compelling plot, original setting and wonderfully rich characters. Her revenge-fueled tale of small town manipulation and murder will keep you turning the pages. This series is a winner!" - Hank Phillippi Ryan, Mary Higgins Clark Award-Winning Author

"Dashofy 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 great to look forward to books two and three." - Kathleen George, Edgar-Nominated Author of the Richard Christie Series

"A terrific first mystery, with just the right 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 again in Vance Township, Monongahela County, PA." - Mary Jane Maffini, Author of The Dead Don't Get Out Much

Related subjects include: cozy mysteries, women sleuths, murder mystery series, whodunit mysteries (whodunnit), book club recommendations, audio books for download, police procedurals series, amateur sleuth books.

Books in the Zoe Chambers Mystery Series:

CIRCLE OF INFLUENCE (#1)
LOST LEGACY (#2)
BRIDGES BURNED (#3)
WITH A VENGEANCE (#4)
NO WAY HOME (#5)

Part of the Henery Press Mystery Series Collection, if you like one, you'll probably like them all...

Genre: Cozy Mystery    Get it on Google Play

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Hardback Editions

July 2014 : USA Hardback
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Title: Circle of Influence
Author(s): Annette Dashofy
ISBN: 1-941962-03-3 / 978-1-941962-03-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Henery Press
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Paperback Editions

March 2014 : USA Paperback
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Title: Circle of Influence (A Zoe Chambers Mystery) (Volume 1)
Author(s): Annette Dashofy
ISBN: 1-940976-00-6 / 978-1-940976-00-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Henery Press
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Audio Editions

December 2014 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Circle of Influence (Zoe Chambers Mystery)
Author(s): Annette Dashofy
ISBN: 1-4945-0784-6 / 978-1-4945-0784-8 (USA edition)
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December 2014 : USA MP3 CD
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Author(s): Annette Dashofy
ISBN: 1-4945-5784-3 / 978-1-4945-5784-3 (USA edition)
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December 2014 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Circle of Influence: Zoe Chambers Mystery, Book 1
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December 2014 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Circle of Influence: Zoe Chambers Mystery, Book 1
Author(s): Annette Dashofy
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December 2014 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Circle of Influence: Zoe Chambers Mystery, Book 1
Author(s): Annette Dashofy
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Kindle Editions

March 2014 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Circle of Influence (Zoe Chambers Mystery Series Book 1)
Author(s): Annette Dashofy
Publisher: Henery Press
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