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Tuesday, March 1, 2022

Gone Before by Terry Korth Fischer - Book Tour - Guest Post - Giveaway - Enter Daily!

Hi, lovelies!!  It gives me great pleasure today to host Terry Korth Fischer and her new book, “Gone Before,” here on FAB!!  For other stops on her Goddess Fish Promotions Book Tour, please click on the banner above or any of the images in this post.

Be sure to make it to the end of this post to enter to win a $50 Amazon or Barnes and Noble Gift Card!!!  Also, come back daily to interact with Terry and to increase your chances of winning!!

Thanks for stopping by!!  Wishing you all lots of good luck in this fabulous giveaway!!

Gone Before

Rory Naysmith Mysteries

Book Two

by Terry Korth Fischer


GENRE:  Mystery



Small-town detective, Rory Naysmith, thought he’d seen it all, but a young woman’s brutal murder is especially hard to stomach. Doubly so, when he recognizes the murder’s MO is identical to that of Tobias Snearl—the killer he put behind bars a decade before. His frustration grows after a series of senseless accidents plague those dearest to him, and a second woman dies—this one too close to home. Searching for answers, Rory races against time, plunging deep into the murder investigations, drawing ever closer to becoming a casualty of the dark, angry deeds himself, until he finds no one is who they pretend to be—and none are beyond evil’s reach.



“I think my guardian angel is off for the Fourth.” The detective studied the cloudless sky and tried not to think about his foot. It didn’t work. “Just use the crowbar to break one of these frickin’ stones loose.”

The jack handle didn’t do the trick. Opening the trenching tool and using the pick end, Thacker swung it against the largest stone. It bounced off the surface.

Rory suppressed a scream as pain shot from his knee down his encased leg. “Easy!”

“Sorry, boss.”

“Try removing one of the outer stones. Loosen them, and maybe we’ll be able to budge these. I’ll hold the light, and you make room for these damn jaws to unclasp. Try finding the cornerstone.”

A fine layer of perspiration covered Rory’s face. He felt defeated and a little nauseous. He leaned back on his elbows and looked at the sky. “Thacker,” he said, “this is damn unlucky.”

The rookie moved down the mound to the edge of the pile. Using the crowbar and a lot of muscle, he attacked. Finally, he was able to roll one stone out of position. Then another. He was still three feet from Rory’s crevice, working his way toward the more enormous boulders and Rory’s ultimate freedom, when the rock he was prying loose rolled out of place. He hesitated. “There is something funny here, boss.”

“I could use a good laugh.”

“Not ha-ha funny, peculiar funny.” “Tell me anyway.”

“There’s someone else in this rock pile.”



My Writing Space

My writing space is a 10’x10’ bedroom converted to a writer’s office. Each wall is a different shade of deep pink. It has a door, although I rarely need to close it. I have a scarred executive desk that practically fills the space wall-to-wall under a double-wide, double-hung set of windows. The windows overlook a sun-bleached, weather-worn, wooden fence. A bird feeder stood between it and the house in the past, offering a pleasant view while wrens fluttered, doves fed, and I pondered the next scene of my WIP. Unfortunately, a pesky squirrel put a stop to all that.

On the desk sits my primary writing device, a desktop computer with a large monitor and printer. Framed pictures from a cruise, my sister and me in vintage saloon-girl garb, and assorted family pictures sit on a shelf. The photos share the space with cherished gifts I’ve received from friends, a hummingbird in stained glass, a lobster Christmas tree decoration, an angel figurine, and a cardinal in a nest. In addition, there are two filing cabinets and three bookcases within easy reach and drawers filled with stationery supplies and sundry.

My black, American shorthair, Cleo, usually claims pride of place on a closed laptop. Unless I’m on a Zoom call, and then she likes the keyboard or a spot between me and the camera.

Radio with a CD player is handy, but I rarely listen to it or the internet radio. Instead, I can hear Marshall Dillon's voice coming from the other room most mornings. Sometimes it is The Virginian or Jess Harper, but usually Matt and Miss Kitty. The sound is like the gentle patter of rain against the window, and it gives me a sense of comfort and safety.

The high-backed office chair I acquired when the Elks Lodge closed still meets my needs. On the floor in the desk kneehole, I keep a portable safe that I use for a footstool. My writing space walls display numerous pictures, a whiteboard, and calendars—just like the rest of the room, cluttered.

Yet, this writing place suits me dandy. It is my sanctuary, my special place.



Terry Korth Fischer writes mystery and memoir. Her memoir, Omaha to Ogallala, was released in 2019. Her short stories have appeared in numerous anthologies in print and online. Terry is a member of Sisters in Crime, Pennwriters, Inc, and Clear Lake Area Writers. Transplanted from the Midwest, Terry lives in Houston with her husband and their two guard cats. She enjoys a good mystery, heat and humidity, and long summer days. Visit her website at https://terrykorthfischer.com and at the links below.













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  1. Terry ~ Good morning!! Welcome to FAB!! It is so great to have you here!! Congrats on your new book and good luck on the book tour!! :)

    P.S. ~ Thanks for sharing your pics!! Cleo is so adorable!! :)

  2. It was a pleasure! Thank you for hosting me. And, yes, Cleo is indeed special.

  3. Thank you for sharing the author's guest post and book details, this sounds like a thrilling read and I am looking forward to it

  4. I enjoyed reading the guest post and the great excerpt, Gone Before sounds like my kind of thrilling read and I am looking forward to enjoying it! Thanks for sharing it with me and have a wonderful day!

  5. I enjoyed reading about your very special writing room.

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  6. I love mysteries! This sounds great and i enjoyed the excerpt.