Hy Conrad, Author of Rally ‘Round the Corpse, On Tour

Publisher: Seven Realms Publishing, May 29, 2012
Category: Mystery
Tour Dates: January, 2013
Available in: Print, Kindle, Nook, Sony ereader, & iTunes, 348 pages

“Abel Adventures” is a brand new mystery series, penned by Hy Conrad, writer and producer of the landmark TV show “Monk.”

In the series debut, “Rally ‘Round the Corpse,” we meet Amy Abel, two years after the death of her fiancé.

Amy needs a fresh start.  And what better way for a shy, risk-averse woman to start over than to sink her savings into a travel agency specializing in adventure.  Her first project?  A mystery road rally through the European countryside.

At the starting line in Monte Carlo, Amy finds herself attracted to Marcus Alvarez, the most mysterious of her two dozen game-loving clients.  But the rally gets off to a rocky start when an eccentric writer, the only person who knows the game’s solution, is himself murdered back in New York.

Weird accidents begin happening along the route and Amy discovers that this fictional mystery was based on a real, unsolved case, one that Marcus knows too much about.  Now she has no choice but to join forces with Fanny, her domineering mother, before the killer strikes again.

Praise for Rally ‘Round the Corpse:

“An absolutely wonderful mystery, served just the way I like it–with heart and humor.”-Tony Shalhoub, star of TV’s MONK

“It’s a high concept story that could have sprung from the mind of a classic mystery writer, complete with interesting characters, a dynamic lead, and plenty of red herrings. Plus: taco shells and sour cream! It makes for a fun, quick read and a great debut for Conrad, master of the mind-teaser and man behind Monk. I look forward to his next installment!”- R. P. Steeves, Wrapped Up Like a Blog

“I highly recommend it!  First the story line is fun, witty and it was easy to delve into the characters. It was well written and makes you wonder in the very beginning “whodunit”.  I stayed up late several nights reading because I lost track of time reading because I was so into the book.  Whether you are familiar with Hy Conrad or not, this book is definately worth reading! You won’t be disappointed. I’m looking forward to the next installment!!!”- Jennifer, Goodreads.com Reviewer

” I really enjoyed this book (read the entire thing in two days), and I read a lot of mysteries. The characters and plot construction are interesting, and frequently when I thought I knew what was coming, it was completely different and often funny. The information on the author says that he wrote for Monk on TV which I loved, and no doubt how he learned to mix murder, humor, and interesting plot twists. A really fun and engaging read, and I hope more are coming.”- Gail Hauptfuhrer, Goodreads.com Reviewer

“”Rally” is a good choice especially for the mystery fan. If you like pondering the clues and figuring out how it was done or who did it, this story lets you enjoy the levels of mystery until the very end. This carefully plotted story gives the reader one twist after another. The ending is truely unique, and it came as a complete surprise. You will root for the amateur detectives as they outdo the police pros in Europe and the USA.”- Frederick Hobin, Amazon Reviewer

About Hy Conrad:

Best known for his work in mysteries, Hy was one of the original writers for the groundbreaking series, Monk.  He worked on the show for all eight seasons, the final two as Co-Executive Producer, and received three Edgar Nominations from the Mystery Writers of America for “Best TV Episode.”

In a related project, Hy was Executive Producer and head writer of Little Monk, a series of short films featuring Adrian Monk as a ten-year-old.  His latest TV work was as writer and Consulting Producer for White Collar.

Hy is also the author of hundreds of short stories and ten books of short whodunits, which have been sold around the world in fourteen languages.  Hy’s first full-length comedy/mystery play, Home Exchange, premiered at the Waterfront Playhouse in Key West in May 2012.  And, in a different vein, he recently authored a humor book called Things Your Dog Doesn’t Want You to Know.

Hy splits his time among Key West, Vermont and New York City.

Author Website: http://www.hyconrad.com/

Buy Rally ‘Round the Corpse at:
Amazon Kindle
Barnes and Noble
Barnes and Noble Nook

Follow the Tour:
So Many Precious Books  Jan 6 Giveaway & Feature
Minding Spot  Jan 7 Review
Book Lover Stop  Jan 8 Review & Giveaway
Thoughts in Progress Jan 9 Review
Thoughts in Progress Jan 10 Giveaway & Interview
Book Dilettante Jan  11 Review
Tabula Rasa Jan 11 Review
Tabula Rasa  Jan 12 Interview
Sweeps4Bloggers Jan 12 Review & Giveaway
The Bookworm Jan 13 Review
Book Lover’s Library Jan 14 Review
Book Lover’s Library  Jan 14 Guest Post
Book Lover’s Library Giveaway
Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks Jan 15 Review
Celtic Lady Jan 16 Review
Ann’s Reading Corner   Jan 18 Review
Booksie’s Blog Jan 20 Review
Socrates Book Reviews Jan  21 Review  & Giveaway
Socrates Book Reviews Jan 21 Guest Post
How Mysterious Jan 22 Review
Library of  Clean Reads Jan 23 Review & Giveaway
Turning the Pages Jan 25 Review & Interview
Bookvisions  Jan 26 Review
I’d Rather Be Reading  Jan 27 Review & Giveway
Paperback Pursuer  Jan 28 Review
Writing Daze  Jan 29 Guest Post
Back To Books Jan 29 Review & Giveaway
Heck of a Bunch
Jan 30 Review & Giveaway
Books à la Mode  Jan 31Guest Post & Giveaway
Review Room Feb 1 Review
Freda’s Voice Feb 2 Review & Giveaway
Man of LaBook Feb 3 Review
Man of LaBook  Feb 4 Interview & Giveaway
Melissa’s Midnight Musings  Feb 5 Review &  Giveaway
Peaceful Wishing  Feb 6 Review
Book Angels Feb 6 Guest Post & Giveaway
Peaceful Wishing  Feb 7 Guest Post & Giveaway
Book AngelsFeb 7 Review
Butterfly-o-Meter Books  Feb 9 Guest Post & Spotlight
MN Girl in LA Feb 11 Review
MN Girl in LA  Feb 12 Interview & Giveaway
Bea’s Book Nook   Feb 12 Review
Romancing the Book Feb 13 Review
Romancing the Book  Feb 14 Guest Post & Giveaway


4 thoughts on “Hy Conrad, Author of Rally ‘Round the Corpse, On Tour

  1. Hi Conrad,

    This list of your works looks really tempting for us. Hope to read some of your books in the near future. The write up was really convincing. Congrats to you for authoring the best works.

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