Book Launch Party Day #1

1 Mar

Welcome to Day 1 of the Launch Party for A Few Dead Men! So glad you could stop by.

In the right margin, click to play Hang the Dead Man or Test Your Detective Skills. Have fun!

Click for the recipe!

Today I’m serving a celebratory drink called The Grateful Dead. It packs a powerful punch, which might be where the name comes from.

Remember, simply by commenting on this blog below, you will win a FREE copy of A Few Dead Men. Everyone who comments will receive a coupon code at the end of the week (March 8th). If you like what you read, post a review on Goodreads, Amazon or the website of your choice anytime and win another FREE copy of any Chick Dick Mystery!

A Few Dead Men – Setting: Halifax

This novel is set primarily in Halifax, a historical harbour city on the Canadian East Coast. I’ve visited Halifax many times, and actually lived there for two years. My first daughter was born there.

Halifax features beautiful public gardens, historic properties along the waterfront, and an 18th century fort on Citadel Hill, overlooking the downtown area.

Two of the best reasons to visit Halifax?

1. History: Halifax is home to Fairlawn Cemetery, the final resting place for many Titanic victims, including a ‘J. Dawson’ tombstone. Also, it’s the site of ‘The Halifax Explosion’. On Dec. 6, 1917, two ships collided in the harbour, resulting in the largest man-made explosion in the world before the era of the atomic bomb. The blast levelled most of the city and left thousands dead, blinded or homeless.

2. The Tattoo: No, not the kind using ink. The Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo is a week-long event held every year and features a fast-paced show jam-packed with world-class entertainment, including bagpipes, highland dancers, and innovative acrobatic acts. It’s the world’s largest annual indoor show.

Blog Tour Updates:

Yesterday I visited Marilyn Meredith’s blog at to discuss what inspired the novel A Few Dead Men.

Today I’m over at Selena Robins Musings to discuss the definition of a Dead Man! It’s not what you think!

On March 3rd I’ll be interviewed by Annie Acorn at

Check out my home page for a full itinerary of my month long Blog Tour. Hope to see you tomorrow!


11 Responses to “Book Launch Party Day #1”

  1. Brianna Soloski March 1, 2012 at 10:42 am #

    Congratulations on your release, Nancy! Looking forward to reading this. What’s the deadline for posting the review to get a second free book?

    • nancyelizabethlauzon March 1, 2012 at 11:10 am #

      Hey Brianna, thanks for stopping by! No deadline for posting reviews, I’m happy to have them anytime. Cheers! Don’t forget to have a sip of Grateful Dead!

      • Brianna Soloski March 1, 2012 at 11:31 am #

        No Grateful Dead for me right now – I have a three hour meeting ahead of me and a long day at work, but save for me for tonight. I have a feeling I’m going to need it. 🙂

  2. meninaiscrazy March 1, 2012 at 11:42 am #

    I’ve actually heard before that there is a J. Dawson grave site from Titanic. Not sure if I would visit ’cause of that. I must be one of the few women that wasn’t in love with the movie. LOL. Sounds like a very interesting place to visit though. Good luck with the tour. 🙂

    menina.iscrazy @

    • nancyelizabethlauzon March 1, 2012 at 1:13 pm #

      HI Menina. I liked parts of the movie, but couldn’t watch the end, it was too tragic. Thanks for stopping by!

  3. lesleycrewe March 1, 2012 at 12:46 pm #

    I love the site Nanny. And for all of you who haven’t read A Few Dead Men, it’s a great read! Enjoy your launch!!

  4. Mina Gerhart March 1, 2012 at 3:31 pm #

    Hi Nancy 🙂
    Congrats on the release of A Few Dead Men, LOVE the excerpt!
    The idea of waking up with a dead lover is ghoulishly awesome. Will Darcy be part of a series??

    Mindy 🙂

    • nancyelizabethlauzon March 1, 2012 at 6:21 pm #

      Hi Mindy,

      Thanks so much for stopping by! At this point Dead Men isn’t a series, but I wouldn’t rule it out completely!

      Nancy 🙂

  5. Denise Hansen March 1, 2012 at 4:36 pm #

    Can’t wait to read the latest Chick Dick mystery – set in my very own city no less.
    Should be fun.

    • nancyelizabethlauzon March 1, 2012 at 6:22 pm #

      Yes, and also Wolfville and Acadia, whoo hoo! Thanks for stopping by, Denise!

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