Wednesday, October 17, 2018

The Magic of BREAKDOWN

With: Peggy Webb

Congratulations to "Joyce M.", the winner in Peggy's giveaway. Please contact JUST ROMANTIC SUSPENSE to claim your prize.

It seems incredible to me that four authors who write in different styles and hail from four different states could all write about the same set of characters in the same town trying to solve the same murder. I’m so happy to be part of the group.  

It was thrilling to work with three of my best buddies, Debra Webb, Vicki Hinze and Regan Black to create the suspense series, BREAKDOWN. The first two novels, the dead girl and so many secrets, are available now, and mine, all the lies, will be available tomorrow, October 18. The final novel in the series, what she knew will be available next Thursday, October 25.

Each of us brought a unique voice and perspective to the series, and our separate books reflect that. I’m best known for the comedic voice I use in my Southern Cousins Mystery Series and the lyric style I use in my literary fiction novels, written as Elaine Hussey and Anna Michaels. I’ve written a few suspense novels in a thirty-three year career, but my current body of work is in comedic mysteries and literary fiction. You’ll see that comedic touch in all the lies in the character, Heidi Udall. I had a lot of fun bringing her to life. I hope you get a few laughs and a bit of comic relief when you read about her.

Another frequent motif in my novels is music. Probably because I’m a musician. I occasionally write blues lyrics, adore pounding out gospel and blues on my baby grand and am so happy to lift my voice (first soprano) in song every Sunday in my church choir. I found a way to weave music into this page-turning, chilling tale of murder, as well. I’ll leave it to you to discover the part music plays in all the lies.

Oh, and don’t miss the prequel to my BREAKDOWN novel. In just one look, find out why investigative reporter Julia Ford to fled to Shutter Lake. 

A couple of weeks ago, a reporter who did an interview asked me how the four of us made the unique BREAKDOWN series work. Credit goes to Deb and Vic for tons of advance planning. They worked out every small detail of setting, characters and plot. We couldn’t have written this series without that. But I think our friendship is the key to our success. Not only do the four of us enjoy laughing and talking and visiting with one another – mostly at conferences or on the telephone – but we also have great respect for each other as writers. 

For a chance to win a digital copy of all the lies, leave a post and tell me what kind of novels you love to read most. Dark and gritty thrillers? Comedy? Romance? Family sagas? To receive a free copy of the prequel, just one look, sign up for my free newsletter at 

A heartfelt thanks to Maureen Miller for hosting me. And thank you for stopping by!

Peggy Webb is the USA Today bestselling author of more than 80 books. Pa A heartfelt thanks to Maureen Miller for hosting me. And thank you for stopping by t Conroy called her work “astonishing” and reviewers compare her literary fiction to Harper Lee and Eudora Welty. A former writing instruction at Mississippi State University, she lives in a writer’s cottage among her gardens.    

all the lies is available on Amazon.

Giveaway ends 11:59pm EST October 18th. Due to GDPR regulations you no longer need to submit your email address in the comments. If you have been selected as a winner your name will be posted at the top of the post. You may then contact to claim your prize. Your email address will be shared with the author/publicist providing the giveaway.


  1. Maureen,thank you so much for hosting me today. Readers, thank you for stopping by. I'm excited to hear what you have to say. Good luck with the giveaway!

  2. Good morning. Love finding new to me authors.
    I'm a big romance fan. Love contemporary, Suspense, Comedy, and paranormal. Basically anything romance.

  3. Thanks for stopping by, Chris. The BREAKDOWN series has the feel of BIG LITTLE LIES meets GONE GIRL Early reviews call it 'an epic whodunit.' Enjoy reading and good luck in the giveaway.

  4. I enjoy romantic suspense, humor and series.

  5. Oh,Joyce, that's great to hear. You would love my comedic cozies, the Southern Cousins Mystery Series. I hope you check it out at my website, Thanks for stopping by, and good luck with the giveaway!

  6. Hi Peggy, Congratulations to all of you for a wonderful series! I read thrillers, suspense. I will check out your website.

  7. bn100, thanks for visiting the Just Romantic Suspense Blog and for your comment on the types of books you enjoy. Good luck in the giveaway.

  8. Janet, I'm glad you're enjoying the series. Thank you for reading!


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