Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Celebrating the Release of Lori Armstrong's NO MERCY

Former Army sniper Mercy Gunderson debuts in today's new release NO MERCY, the first book in a gripping new mystery series by the Shamus award winning author, Lori Armstrong.

Lori G. Armstrong left the firearms industry in 2000. Her first mystery novel, BLOOD TIES, published in 2005, was nominated in 2006 for a Shamus Award for Best First Novel by the Private Eye Writers of America. The second book in the Julie Collins mystery series, HALLOWED GROUND, released Nov. 2006, was nominated for a 2007 Shamus Award for Best Paperback Original, a Daphne du Maurier Award and won the 2007 WILLA Cather Literary Award for Best Original Softcover Fiction. SHALLOW GRAVE, released in Nov. 2007, was nominated for a 2008 High Plains Book Award, a Daphne du Maurier Award and was a finalist for the 2008 WILLA Cather Literary Award. The fourth book, SNOW BLIND, released in Oct. 2008, won the 2009 Shamus Award, from the Private Eye Writers of America, for Best Paperback Original. Lori is a proud fourth generation South Dakotan and lives in Rapid City with her family.

Mercy Gunderson is a straight shooter with a hard edge. On medical leave from the Army, she returns home to South Dakota, which isn’t much safer for her than Iraq. Arriving just after the death of her father, it is up to Mercy to decide what to do with the family ranch. Trying to deal with her irresponsible sister and nephew and feeling guilty that she didn’t make it home soon enough to see her father one last time; Mercy is suddenly pulled into the local community when the body of a Native American boy is found on her land. But nobody seems to be doing anything about it, especially not the local law enforcement.

When tragedy strikes again, Mercy is ready to throw all her energy into her own investigation, and she’s out for revenge. As she digs up the truth behind the shocking crimes, Mercy uncovers dark and dangerous secrets and must race to stop a killer before everything she’s fought for is destroyed forever.
WIN - Leave Lori a comment or question today at her Cyber Launch Party and your name goes in the hat for an autographed copy of BLOOD TIES the first book in her Judy Collins Mysteries. A winner will be announced right here tomorrow, so be sure to check back. Good luck and have fun!


  1. Congrats on a new release and a new series Lori!!! I'm very excited about this one and I can't wait to read it. Saw all the fabulous things people had to say about it on your home page - you must be THRILLED!!!

    Congrats also on the Shamus win last year, that's the Oscar of Mysteries, isn't it? You had to be happy dancin' for a month after winning that!

    Enjoy the ride! I'm raising my glass of cyber champagne...here's to NO MERCY hitting the bestseller list!

  2. Congratulations on your new release and your awards. Your new book sounds like it's full of suspense , my kind of book. I can't wait to read it.

    seriousreader at live dot com

  3. When I was at the book store I accidentally found a book you wrote. I enjoyed it so much I bought a couple more and you have become one of my favorite authors. Thanks for the wonderful stories

  4. Hi, Lori! Congratulations on "No Mercy". You tell stories with impact. No "MOR" for you! I visited your website. I really enjoyed your bio! Your Lorelei James books are smokin'.

    gcwhiskas at aol dot com

  5. Your new book sounds really good. I like a book where the woman can take care of herself. I can't wait to read this book.

  6. After reading everything about No Mercy I'm going to go back and check out the rest of your books. I look forward to all the reading. Best of Luck on the new release.

  7. I've been a fan of your Lorelei James books for years but haven't tried your mystery series. Congratulations on your newest release.

  8. Congrats Lori! I'm not very familiar with your work but it sounds very interesting!!


    Jp316ad (at) gmail.com

  9. Congrats and I hope your first Hardcover is a bestseller!

    I loved the extras you had on your website (ie the Lakota pronunciation key and the readers group guide).

    I am a HUGE fan of your Lorelei James books, but have yet to try out any of your Lori Armstrong novels. I think No Mercy will be the first though I've heard so many good things about the Julie Collins mysteries I'm having a hard time choosing what to start with first.

    What's next for Mercy?

  10. Hi Lori!
    congrats an the release *hugs* the book sounds fantastic - really compelling!
    wish you all the best!

  11. Congrats on your new release, Lori. I can hardly wait to read NO MERCY!
    Patsy H.

  12. Hi Lori!

    Congrats on your new release and awards! Your book sounds fabulous and can't wait to read it!

  13. Sounds like a good series. And I just made a New Year's resolution to read less...oh well, there MUST be exceptions.

  14. Congrats on your new release and your awards! I love mysteries and this series sounds great.

    kissinoak at verizon dot net

  15. Congrats on your release; you must be really excited.

    I look forward in starting this series.

    Tracey D

  16. Congratulations on the new release. I can imagine how your job in firearms would be useful for your writing.


  17. Just discovered recently that Lorelei and Lori are one and the same. I have to say that I'm happy to have more books to read from you. Congratulations for the new series can't wait to read it.

  18. I'm glad I saw this on the Blackraven and found a new series to read.


  19. Wow I just found out that Lori Armstrong and Lorelei James are one and the same. That is so cool, didnt' know that. I have not read anything under Lori Armstrong but I love the others so much I will def check it out. Love your books (as L. James). Thanks

  20. all of your work seriously rocks be it this genera or ur Lorelei James books congrats on ur release!

  21. Congrats on your new release and your awards! I love mysteries and this series sounds great.
    Your work is new to me


  22. Thank you to everyone for stopping by and wishing Lori the best with her new release!!

    Congrats to Lisa F!!! Please email me at AuthorIsland at yahoo.com with your mailing address so we can get you out an autographed copy of BLOOD TIES.