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Wednesday, March 30, 2022

Murder at Serengeti Plains by Pat Duggan - Book Tour - Guest Post - Giveaway - Enter Daily!

Hey, lovelies!!  It gives me great pleasure today to host Pat Duggan and her new book, “Murder at Serengeti Plains,” 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 $20 Amazon Gift Card!!  Also, come back daily to interact with Pat and to increase your chances of winning!!

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

Murder at Serengeti Plains

by Pat Duggan


GENRE: Cozy Mystery



Murder at Serengeti Plains is the third mystery novel in the series, featuring amateur sleuths Hazel Davies and Anna Kohl.  The earlier novels are Murder at Eagles Nest and Could They Be Twins?

The book is set in a new residential subdivision, Serengeti Plains, built by the renowned local builder, Zebra Homes.  It is located in the peaceful, historic town of Centerville, Ohio.  However, peace is shattered when the new residents are awakened one morning by the sound of police sirens.  The procession of police cars, come to rest in their own neighborhood.  A body has been discovered!  Was it an accident or was it murder?

Hazel Davies and Anna Kohl have recently moved into this new subdivision.  They have previously helped the police to solve murders in both Florida and Ohio, but they did not expect to find one on their own doorstep.  When the police begin to look at their friend as the perpetrator, they find themselves drawn into yet another murder investigation.



The National News on television led off with a headline about house prices and the shortage of homes for sale throughout the country.  In Centerville, Ohio there was a growing, new sub-division, Serengeti Plains, being built by Zebra Homes.  The builder named the development after a district in Africa where zebras roam wild.  His company was well respected and recognized for building beautiful single-family homes, laid out to form desirable neighborhoods and the Serengeti Community was fast becoming a gem amongst their many projects in the area.

The construction site was a hive of activity, with multiple homes in various stages of completion as demand for new homes pressured the builder to construct his properties as quickly as possible.  There were contractors of various disciplines swarming all over the building site, working feverishly to complete each unit while maintaining the builder’s required quality and standards.

All of this activity invariably led to disagreements and friction amongst the workers.  One man in particular, Larry Cox, who worked for the excavation company and held an inflated opinion of himself always seemed to be at the center of much of the unrest.  He liked to ‘throw his weight around,’ and talked down to the other workers on the site.  He continually bragged about his thirty years’ experience and seemed to think this cemented his superiority over anyone and everyone on the building site, including buyers who frequently visited the site to watch the progress of their ‘soon to be’ new home.



Falling In Love with the Main Characters

The principle characters in my mystery novel series are Hazel Davies and Anna Kohl.  They are two older women of indeterminable age who have been together for years.  They both have a deep and abiding faith in God and together live their lives quietly following their trust in God.

They spent their working lives in Seattle, Washington.  Anna’s work prior to retirement reflected her beliefs as she worked in the hospital system as a chaplain.  However, Hazel lived out in the world of commerce as an auditor for a major accounting firm. After they retired, they traveled for a while before moving back to Anna’s hometown to be closer to family, where they settled in a new home in Centerville, Ohio.

While each of them were always content with their quiet lives, events seemed to place them in the midst of unusual and certainly unexpected situations.  Their adventures led to murderous encounters across the country from Washington State to Florida and, with Murder at Serengeti Plains, back in Ohio.  They never went out looking for trouble but they seemed to stumble on innocent people in need of help.  On each occasion, they relied on their close connection with God and focused their minds only on seeking the truth.

By the time they settled in Centerville, they had assisted the police in solving several murders.  Although both Hazel and Anna were intrigued by the discovery of a murder in their own neighborhood, they intended to leave the problem to the police.  However, when Noah, one of the construction managers, came to them for help, they were compelled to utilize their unique insights and become involved.  Noah had heard about Hazel and Anna’s previous involvement in solving murders and when he found himself as the Detective’s chief suspect, he knew instinctively that they were his only hope.

Once again Hazel and Anna were on a mission to find out the truth!



Originally from Manchester, England, Pat Duggan moved to the U.S. in 1985.  After a career in finance, which included running her own book-keeping and tax business, in the Cincinnati area, Pat and her partner retired and moved to Oregon.  Years later, they embarked on a five-year journey, traveling across the country in a motorhome.

Writing was a whole new direction for Pat, which began with two non-fiction books – The Power Within and Finding God in an RV.  Then she branched into writing fiction as she turned to her love for solving murder mysteries and the challenge to figure out ‘whodunit!’

Sadly, their traveling days are over, but settling down has brought its own reward as it inspired this latest novel.





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

    1. Hello Ally,
      Thank you for hosting my book tour. I am looking forward to interacting with your followers throughout the day 🤗

  2. This subdivision sounds very intriguing! I love the origins of it's name!

    1. Thank you for your comment ToniAnn. As far as the name goes, I guess it is a reflection on my English sense of humor 🤔

  3. Thank you Rita. One of my challenges in preparing for this tour was selecting excerpts that did not give too much away. It was good to hear from you that you liked it.

  4. Thank you for your comment Sherry. I hope it inspires you to read it.

  5. Ally, thank you for hosting my book tour. It has been a pleasure checking in throughout the day!