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Your Killin' Heart

Your Killin' Heart

A Mystery

Peggy O'Neal Peden

Thomas Dunne Books

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Contrary to popular belief, not everyone in Nashville is an aspiring country music star. Campbell Hall, for one, just wants to get her travel agency off the ground and move on from a break-up. But when she gets the opportunity to visit the mansion of mysterious country icon Jake Miller, she jumps at the chance. After all, who knows what clues are lurking around the long-dead star’s last home?

But as Campbell pokes around, she discovers more than a few sequined suits and priceless memorabilia. She finds Hazel Miller, Jake’s widow, quietly resting in a bedroom on the main floor. But Hazel might just be dead quiet. And Campbell might just be the last person to have seen her alive.

Juggling the twisty plots of high-profile country stars with her blossoming business—not to mention the tattered remains of her love life—Campbell thinks she’s got everything figured out. But when the danger becomes personal, she must uncover a killer who will stop at nothing to get what they want—or face the music.

With Your Killin’ Heart, award-winning author Peggy O’Neal Peden has given us a witty debut full of Nashville charm and generous heart.

Chapter One


He was an icon in country music. He had written heartbreaking songs and sung them from a heart full of pain and self-imposed demons. Then he’d had the good business sense to die young—and somewhat mysteriously.

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Praise for Your Killin' Heart

"Fans of Tonya Kappes's books and readers who enjoy humorous whodunits with a strong sense of place will find this one delightful." —Library Journal (starred review)

"A realistic heroine of warmth and honor, Campbell Hale gets caught up in dangerous doings surrounding a country music icon's legacy. A Nashville hit!" —Mary Saums

"Fans of Diane Mott Davidson and Donna Andrews will enjoy this new series" —Booklist

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Peggy O'Neal Peden

PEGGY O’NEAL PEDEN grew up in Middle Tennessee and has lived in and around Nashville for most of her life. She has taught English at high school and college levels, owned a travel agency, been published in regional magazines, and written award-winning advertising copy. She is a member of the Nashville Artist Guild and lives in Nashville. Your Killin’ Heart is her first novel.

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