AWARD-WINNING SERIES: AGGIE MUNDEEN MYSTERIES
CHANTICLEER INTERNATIONAL BOOK AWARD - SHORT LIST - MYSTERY & MAYHEM
RIVER CITY DEAD #4. Aggie and Detective Sam plan a vacation from crime at a River Walk hotel during San Antonio’s Fiesta. Mystery, history, and romance on the River Walk complicate their already dicey relationship.
"I've been to San Antonio. I wish I had read this book first."
"The author weaves the history of the River Walk into a fascinating story filled with intriguing characters."
"Like taking a vacation while reading a mystery. A great series with fun characters."
The perfect San Antonio keepsake in time for San Antonio's 2018 Tricentennial celebration.
River City Dead video: See right under photos.
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Books in series:
FIT TO BE DEAD #1 Lefty Award Finalist for Best Humorous Mystery.
Chanticleer Award Winner, Mystery & Mayhem
Aggie moves from Chicago to San Antonio and joins a health club to shape up before anyone discovers she writes the column, "Stay Young with Aggie." Klutzy with equipment and rusty at flirting, she irritates male club members, then stumbles into murder. Despite warnings from the attractive investigating detective, she plunges ahead to expose the killer.
DANG NEAR DEAD #2. Finalist: International Chanticleer Award.
Originally from Chicago, Aggie gets a taste of Texas spiced with mystery, mayhem and romance. Vacationing with Detective Sam (incognito) and friend Meredith at a dude ranch in the idyllic Texas Hill Country, she plans to advise column readers how to stay young and fresh in summer. Except for wranglers, dudes, heat, snakes and poison ivy, what could go wrong? Corruption? Scheming? Murder?
"There are bursts of humor in this novel which had me roaring with laughter. The plot is intricate, with a satisfying ending. Sam and Aggie grow closer, and he still does not know of Aggie’s secret grief. A great read."__Diana M. Hockley, Australian mystery writer, NetGalley
"I love this character, Aggie Mundeen. West does such a good job of making Aggie humorous, but with a brain."__Jennifer Gott, Houston, Texas
Named a "Must Read" by Southern Writers Magazine.
SMART, BUT DEAD #3. Short-listed: Mystery & Mayhem Award
Past thirty-five and dreading middle age, Aggie blasts off to the local university to study the genetics of aging, the Human Genome Project and DNA. When she stumbles on a dead academic, SAPD Detective Sam urges her to avoid the investigation. But programmed to prod, she winds up the prime suspect and is on target to become next campus corpse.
"Hurrah for Aggie Mundeen, an effervescent heroine who finds trouble wherever she goes even when the initial pursuit is purely intellectual. Aggie's pluck, humor, intelligence and loving heart will keep her young and make readers smile."_Carolyn Hart, Winner of Multiple Awards
"Smart, But Dead is the perfect combination of brains and heart. A tight mystery, an irrepressible heroine, and superb writing."_James W. Ziskin, author of the Ellie Stone Mysteries and Anthony Award Winner.
"Smart, But Dead features an impetuous, warm-hearted heroine, blessed with an insatiable curiosity, passion for learning and an unquenchable zest for life."_Carol Westron, Mystery People.
"The characters are engaging and the story was great. I can't wait to read more from this author."_Jennifer Schell, Bookshelves Blog and NetGalley
"I have just finished reading the best cozy mystery - the one I wished I had written. For the reader looking for a smarter than average cozy mystery, this book fills the need."
_Upstate New York Reader
"I absolutely fell in love with Aggie."_Teresa Kander, Book Babble.
PREQUEL TO THE AGGIE MUNDEEN MYSTERIES:
NINE DAYS TO EVIL. CLUE AWARD FINALIST and Winner of the Blether Gold Award
This novel of psychological suspense, Shakespeare, and non-stop action introduces characters that subsequently appear in the AGGIE MUNDEEN MYSTERIES.
Aggie Mundeen Mysteries by Nancy G. West. Amateur sleuth. Columnist. Award-winning mystery series laced with humor and romance. Set in San Antonio and the Texas Hill Country. Anyone who has tried to shape up, stumbled into trouble or loved the wrong man will appreciate Aggie.
When Nancy was seven, she and her mother wrote poems to each other on special occasions. The poems were pretty awful, but Nancy learned if you wrote something, people stopped to read it. In high school, Library Journal Pegasus published her poem, a feat she considered less exciting than cheerleading. Since journalists were underpaid and English majors sold lingerie, she studied General Business at the University of Texas in Austin and Houston and earned a BBA.
A few years later, married, with two daughters, she realized she HAD to study English literature and write. She read numerous books on writing and wrote articles, poetry, and the biography of artist Jose Vives-Atsara. She founded Book Publishers of Texas where she edited their trade journal and promoted their books for seven years. She returned to college to earn an MA in English literature.
As Nancy finished NINE DAYS TO EVIL, a funny thing happened. Meredith's graduate school friend, Aggie Mundeen, with her wry sense of humor, demanded that Nancy write a book about her. Or maybe a series. Here's how it happened: http://tinyurl.com/b5boohn
Nancy's poem, Time to Lie, was featured by "Theme and Variations" and broadcast on NPR. She wrote book reviews for San Antonio Woman's Book Shelf column for three years and articles for other publications. But Aggie won her over.
Henery Press acquired the Aggie Mundeen mystery series. Aggie and Nancy are pleased. Aggie's love interest, Detective Sam, is a little nervous.