The Last Gasp Epic Book Launch
About the Book
Book: The Last Gasp
Author: Chautona Havig
Genre: Christian Historical Mystery, Fairytale retelling
Release date: July 6, 2021
At the pinnacle of his Hollywood career, Garrison Prince’s reign ends tonight.
As plain old Gary Prinz, he can pursue his Bible education, buy a bungalow in Pasadena, acquire a few chickens, and marry the girl of his dreams. He just never imagined trading the silver screen for a pulpit would wreak such havoc.
A cigarillo girl, Lucinda Ashton spends her days with her boyfriend, Gary, and her evenings selling candy and “gaspers” to the Hollywood elite at the Taj Mahal Theater.
However, when gunshots ring out just as intermission begins, Lucinda finds herself smack-dab in the middle of a brouhaha that leaves three dead, and no one has a clue why.
All the police know is that the evidence points to Lucinda as the killer and Gary as the intended target.
Four new friends, one young orphan, and a potluck of clues that don’t seem to fit anywhere leave the police baffled, Lucinda in fear for her freedom, and Gary ready to trade in his acting shoes for gumshoes if it’ll save his “Cinda.”
The first book in the Ever After Mysteries combining beloved fairy tales and mysteries, The Last Gasp. This Cinderella retelling blends a murder with enough crime and story clues to keep you on the edge of your seat.
The Last Gasp Excerpt Five
Palm trees swayed overhead, and the purple flowers of the jacaranda trees sprinkled down on Lucinda Ashton as she strolled through the park to the bench where she met Gary Prinz most days. Her new dress hung just to the bottom of her calves, unfashionably long but not too much so. She’d set her hair in Marcel waves that she pinned neatly to the back of her head. Anyone with true fashion sense would notice she hadn’t given herself a bob in the latest style, but it still blended her personal comfort with fashion.
Gary liked green, he’d said, and the colors of the dress, green with sprigs of golden brown and yellow, matched her eyes nearly perfectly. Lucinda’s practical self said she should not be considering what Gary liked in her personal wardrobe, but honesty demanded she admit that she cared very much what he thought of her appearance.
He’d propose soon. Though he hadn’t asked, he’d left enough hints to ensure that if she did not welcome his proposal, she had ample time to put him off. But she wouldn’t. Gary Prinz couldn’t have been more perfect for her if she’d sent the Lord God an order through a catalog store.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Author of the bestselling Aggie and Past Forward series, Chautona Havig lives in an oxymoron, escapes into imaginary worlds that look startlingly similar to ours and writes the stories that emerge. An irrepressible optimist, Chautona sees everything through a kaleidoscope of It’s a Wonderful Life sprinkled with fairy tales. Find her at chautona.com and say howdy—if you can remember how to spell her name.