Jean Rabe’s THE DEAD OF NIGHT Blog Tour and Giveaway!

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Jean Rabe’s The Dead of Night Blog Tour runs August 21st thru September 15th. Follow tour stops below to check out the reviews, excerpts, Q&As, and to enter the giveaway!

Books,Dreams,Life, 8/21/2017

GirlZombieAuthors, 8/23/2017

Chill and Read, 8/25/2017

Ken Schrader, 8/27/2017

Mysteristas, 8/28/2017

Imagination Captured, 8/28/2017

Lori’s Reading Corner, 8/29/2017

Brooke Blogs, 9/1/2017

The Million Words, 9/3/2017

Drey’s Library, 9/12/2017

Faith Hunter, 9/15/2017

In Spencer County’s history, mysteries are numerous—and lethal…

As Sheriff Piper Blackwell rushes to a clandestine meeting with an aging, paranoid veteran who believes spies are trailing his every move, she is caught in a fierce thunderstorm. Pounding rain drums against the bluff, washing away the earth and revealing a grisly secret someone tried to bury a long time ago.

Putting a name to the skeleton on the bluff, and searching for the thief who robbed the old veteran of his life’s earnings, sends Piper delving into the sleepy towns that dot her rural county. Now she’s digging into pasts perhaps best left alone.

Accompanied by Chief Deputy Oren Rosenberg, Piper seeks to expose a truth someone wants to remain forever hidden. The investigation may have started with a thunderstorm, but Piper aims to finish it and find justice. Uncovering fragments of Spencer County’s history could prove more dangerous—and deadlier—than she ever expected.

THE DEAD OF NIGHT (A Piper Blackwell Mystery Book 2) | Jean Rabe | Imajin Books | $6.99 | 259 pages | September 15, 2017

ISBN: 978-1-77223-307-0 (Kindle eBook); $6.99 USD; September 15, 2017
ISBN: 978-1-77223-308-7 (Trade Paperback); $17.99 USD; September 15, 2017

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Editorial Reviews:

“Jean Rabe always manages to surprise and never fails to deliver the goods! The Dead of Night has plenty of twists and turns. Highly recommended!” —Jonathan Maberry, New York Times bestselling author of Dogs of War

“Jean Rabe writes the perfect mystery! I was kept guessing about everything to the very last word. Great characters. The girl can write!” —New York Times bestselling author Faith Hunter, writing as Gwen Hunter

“In The Dead of Night, Jean Rabe gives us another compelling Piper Blackwell mystery. After a clandestine meeting with a grizzled WWII veteran “Mark the Shark,” also known as “Mr. Conspiracy,” Piper stumbles, literally, over the bones of a child. Rabe weaves Piper’s investigations of this long-cold case and the high-tech theft of an old man’s earnings into a thoroughly satisfying and complex novel with deeply realized characters and beautifully vivid writing.” —Jaden Terrell, author of the Jared McKean Mysteries

The Dead of Night was my introduction to Piper Blackwell’s world. Rabe keeps the reader on the edge of their seat, but also includes a lot of terrific character building, especially Piper, her father, and the quirky “Mark the Shark.” A great read!” —R. L. King, Amazon bestselling author of the Alastair Stone Chronicles

“Mystery just got a little less cozy…” —New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Steven Savile


USA Today bestselling author Jean Rabe has written thirty-seven mystery, fantasy, and adventure novels and one hundred short stories. The Dead of Night is the second in her Piper Blackwell mystery series. She calls them uncozy-cozies, or cozy police procedurals…of which she’s been told there is “no-such genre.” When she’s not writing, which isn’t often, she edits . . . more than two dozen anthologies and more than one hundred magazine issues so far. She’s a former news reporter and news bureau chief who penned a true crime book with noted attorney F. Lee Bailey. Her genre writing includes military, science-fiction, fantasy, urban fantasy, mystery, horror, and modern-day adventure. She shares her home with three dogs and a parrot.

Rabe teaches genre writing courses—at conventions, libraries, museums, and other interesting venues. Her hobbies include reading, role-playing games, visiting museums, tossing tennis balls to her cadre of dogs, and buying books to add to her growing stacks. She lives in central Illinois near three train tracks that provide “music” to type by. Visit her website.