Friday, January 14, 2011

Celebrating A New Mercy Gunderson Mystery For Lori Armstrong

Former Army sniper Mercy Gunderson is back in today's new release, MERCY KILL, the second 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 KILL - A Mercy Gunderson Mystery by Lori Armstrong

Former Black Ops Army sniper, Mercy Gunderson isn't adjusting well to the laid-back rhythm of civilian life on her family's ranch in South Dakota. To fill her time, Mercy accepts a temporary bartending gig at a local watering hole. Yet her attempts to settle in back home are tested when Titan Oil, a Canadian company proposing to run an underground pipeline through Eagle River County, sends Jason Hawley, Mercy's former Army buddy to the area to convince ranchers to get behind the project.

While local business owners support the pipeline, Hawley's presence riles the landowners and Mercy is torn. After ugly threats and multiple altercations escalate tensions in the county, Mercy discovers Hawley's brutally mutilated body in the bar parking lot. When it appears Sheriff Dawson cares more about campaigning for re-election than investigating the case, Mercy vows to find Jason Hawley's killer - even if she has to run against Dawson for sheriff to ensure justice is served.

But Mercy soon learns her former military pal had plenty of secrets. Her search for the truth brings unwanted exposure to the county's dark side and risks deadly repercussions for the entire community.

WIN - Leave a question about Lori's new book today at her Cyber Launch Party and your name goes in the hat for an autographed copy of the first book in her Mercy Gunderson Mystery Series - NO MERCY - please leave your email address so we can contact you if you are today's winner!


  1. Morning Lori and super congrats on the new release in your Mercy Gunderson Series!

    For those not familar with this series, tell us a little bit about it and how this book fits into the series and if the book should be read in order.

    I loved the excerpt!!!

    Best of luck on your book tour for the new book and hope it's a bestseller for you!

  2. Congratulations on your new release. How many books are going to be in the series? Do you have to read them in order or are they stand alone books?

  3. Hi Lori, I am a big fan of your RR series but have yet to read your "Mercy" books, I gotta there some romance in it? =)


  5. congrats on your newest release!!!
    Mercy Kill is already on my wishlist and I can't wait to get my hands on it :) and I love the cover, did you have a say in choosing it?
    wish you all the best, Ina

    inale87 at gmx dot at

  6. Congrats on your new release!!! To me it seems it would be difficult to write different genres to begin with and then to have two that are so completely opposite would be even harder. I am amazed that authors such as yourself and are able to write so many different genres and be equally good at all of them. Do you have one particular genre that comes easier to you or are they all the same?

  7. I forgot my email...

  8. Congratulations on the release of Mercy Kill. I enjoy both of your mystery series. Will there be another Julie Collins?

  9. Hi Lori,
    Congrats on the new release. This book sounds really interesting I'd love to win it but if not it'll go in my TBB list.

    What do you read when you are not writing?

  10. Oh this looks really good.

    How did you come up with the idea for this story?

    in Germany

  11. Hi Lori,

    I'm curious - what did you do in the firearms industry? I haven't read any of your books YET but they are now on my wishlist! Congrats on your latest.


  12. Super Congrats Lori!!!

    Sandy B.

  13. This book is on my wish list.

    What do you do in your spare time--if you have any?

    kissinoak at frontier dot com

  14. Congratulations!! I love the fact that the books in the Mercy Gunderson Mystery Series have the word MERCY in them. A great way to follow the series.

  15. Congrats Lori! Mercy Kill sounds sooo good. I haven't read No Mercy yet and would love to have my name in the hat for an autographed copy!

  16. Congratulations on the new release and have a safe, fun tour.

  17. Congrats on your new release! Sounds like a great series.


  18. awesomeness Lori! I love your books cant wait to get this count me in sounds seriously great