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Wednesday, April 13, 2022

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

Hi, 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.



Detective Grant and Officer Kilgore found Noah and Luke in the next street which was a ‘hive’ of activity, with multiple homes in various stage of construction.  Both were trying to focus on the job in hand, while clearly concerned about what was happening in the cul-de-sac.  They had figured someone would come and talk to them when they were ready.  Grant introduced himself and Officer Kilgore, then made a note of their names for his records.

Noah spoke up first and said, “I know you have been over at site 564.  When I looked there seemed to be a body, but I am still hoping I was wrong.  Surely, it cannot be true.  I am hoping it was just a hoax, you know a dummy or something.  Tell us what has actually happened?”

Detective Grant replied, “I am sorry to tell you, it is not a hoax.  We found a body, buried in the gravel basement this morning.  Louis Taylor discovered the hidden body when he and his crew were pouring the concrete for the basement floor.  We are fortunate that it was discovered before they started pouring in the corner where it was hidden.”

Both Noah and Luke were clearly shocked by the news.  Finally, Luke asked, “Do you know who it is?  I mean is it a man or a woman?  And what were they doing on a building site?”

Grant cleared his throat and answered, “Well, it is a man, probably in his late forties.  Unfortunately, there was no identification on the body, so we are still working on an I.D.  In fact, I am hoping you will be able to help me out on that matter.  I have just received a photograph from the coroner’s office.  I am afraid it is a little difficult to look at, but I would appreciate your help if you could just take a look.”



Some of My Favorite Items in My Office

Most of my writing was completed in the front passenger seat of our motorhome. Now that we have settled down, I have an office to work in, and I have items displayed on every flat surface.  However, some of them stand out as my favorites.


I keep a photograph on my desk of Barbara and I in front of the RV, which was our home for more than five years.  After many years of traveling, I was able to put my stained-glass work back up to enjoy.  I have two pieces, which were completed about eight years ago and kept in storage until recently.  They are a lighthouse, which reminds me of Yaquina Head Lighthouse.  This was visible from the bedroom window at our former home in Newport, Oregon.  The second piece depicts a bald eagle soaring above a canyon.

The largest item in the room is a scale model of a Norwegian Fishing Boat.  This was built by my husband in the early eighties when he was off work recovering from surgery.  It has been carefully transported from England to Cincinnati, then to Oregon and finally back to Ohio – probably more miles than the actual ship would have traveled 🤔.  After my husband died, I had a special case built to protect it and it is now displayed in my office.

The final item worth mentioning here is a stuffed teddy bear, called ‘Sir Koff-A-Lot.’  This was presented to me in the hospital after my five-way bypass surgery.  As I was there during the start of Covid restrictions, he alone kept my company in the ICU.  His purpose was for me to hold tight whenever I needed to cough, hence the name.



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!! :)

  2. Thank you for sharing your guest post and book details and for offering a giveaway, I have enjoyed reading about you and your work and I am looking forward to reading your book

  3. Good morning Ally,
    Thank you for hosting my book tour again! I am looking forward to checking in throughout the day!

  4. I liked the excerpt, sounds good.

    1. Rita,
      Thank you for joining my tour. Hope the excerpt inspires you to read the book!

  5. Replies
    1. Bn100,
      Thank you - ‘intriguing’ is what I was aiming for!

  6. Great excerpt and giveaway. :)

  7. This looks like such a good read and the cover is wonderful

    1. Sherry,
      Thank you, I hope you check it out and enjoy it. Thanks for the cover comment - Goddess Fish Promotions did a great job for me

  8. Pat, I enjoyed the guest post and the excerpt, Murder at Serengeti Plains sounds like a great mystery for me to read! Thanks for sharing it and good luck with the tour!

  9. Stormy,
    Thank you - I hope you are inspired to get a copy! The tour goes on for eight weeks, so hopefully you will check in again.

  10. Ally,
    Thank you for hosting my tour today!
    Best wishes,

  11. What helps you during a writing slump?

  12. Do you have a favorite writing space?

  13. Do you have a favorite type of food?

  14. Do you prefer mountains or beaches?