Audio Spotlight: A Bloody Stiletto, Cold Lasagna, and a Bestseller + Guest Post

Title: A Bloody Stiletto, Cold Lasagna, and a Bestseller

Author: Cheryl Denise Bannerman

Narrator: Sandra Murphy

Length: 3 hours 8 minutes

Series: Anna Romano Mystery Series, Book 2

Publisher: Cheryl Denise Bannerman

Released: September 26, 2020

Genre: Cozy Mystery


This story doesn’t have just one murder; it has TWO murders…Once again, Anna charms readers with her witty and candid commentary. This was definitely a juicier case than the last one. – Sandra’s Book Reviews

In this second installment of The Anna Romano Mystery Series, Anna gets herself into a mess that lands her in hot water with the prime suspect and her new Bo, Detective John Solace.

Their new romance was going great, when all of a sudden, a simple trip to the grocery store turned into a wrestling match between two scorned women. Piquing her interest for a juicy story, Anna’s snooping to find out more about the seemingly ‘innocent’ love triangle, catapulted her into the middle of a murder investigation.

The murder weapon of choice? A red stiletto…conspicuously pointing the police in the direction of a female assailant.No one knows whether the adulterating husband killed his wife to avoid a costly divorce, or if his mistress killed her in a fit of jealousy and rage. While the detectives are convinced the husband is the ‘killer’, it seems Anna’s faith in his innocence may be in vain, as additional bodies, and mistresses, keep piling up.

Meanwhile, Anna’s publicist, Shirlene, tries to convince Anna to leave the detective work to the police, but, as usual, falls on deaf ears. In the end, not even a pan of lasagna and a neighborly smile could save Anna!

Find out in A Bloody Stiletto, Cold Lasagna, and a Bestseller if Detective Solace will be able to handle Anna’s crazy antics, or if he will make her vow to stay OUT of the realm of ‘Murder and Mayhem’ once and for all.

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Guest Post

Cheryl Denise Bannerman’s Reasons to listen to this book

Before releasing this series, I had noticed a trend with my social media followers. A trend that was quite disturbing. Those who normally shared motivational and inspirational stories of love, hope, and life were suddenly posting sadder stories of depression, sadness, and hopelessness. It was a world full of hatred, fighting, and death and a media that displayed it over and over on every outlet, 24 hours a day, that was hurting their spirit.

So, I decided to write a series that would incite laughter and smiling, encourage people to share stories and videos about their pets, and venture into the kitchen to try their hand at a delicious recipe.

Anna Romano and their entire cozy mystery series has helped me achieve that purpose and I am overwhelmed at the number of readers who tell me how much they love Anna and her cats or how much they laughed throughout the book. To me, that’s what matters most…bringing a smile to someone’s face.

Cheryl Denise Bannerman is an award-winning, multi-genre author of six self-published books. She is the winner of the 2018 Book Excellence Award for her book of poetry, Words Never Spoken, and winner of the Best Books Awards in the category of African American fiction in 2020 for Black Child to Black Woman. She is also a Semi-Finalist in the MLC Audiobook Awards with a 2020 IMDb Nomination for Book 1 of the Anna Romano Mystery Series, Cats, Cannolis, and a Curious Kidnapping.

Within the author’s first three works of fiction, Black Child to Black Woman, Words Never Spoken, and A Killer’s Reflection, the author addresses critical topics of social concern, such as alcohol and drug addictions, racism and bigotry, domestic abuse and violence, suicide, and child molestation.

In her latest releases, a cozy mystery series entitled the Anna Romano Mystery Series, she hopes to provide relief from a somewhat somber world and spread laughter and smiles with the main character’s witty humor and ‘unintentional stumbling’ over dead bodies and into murder investigations.

Her goal in life is to keep writing and continue helping victims of Domestic Abuse/Violence, Grief and ANON family groups, and Corporate Health and Wellness groups, to heal through words — encouraging them to ‘write the pain’ via journaling, and expressing themselves through short stories, songs, and poetry.

She currently resides in Orlando, Florida, where she runs her 25-year-old Virtual Training and Development company, specializing in Instructional Design and eLearning.

In her spare time, she loves to read murder mysteries, attend museums, watch movies, try new cuisines, shop with her daughter, and take in the sun on the beach. And, although this author’s works are fiction, she has incorporated many of her personal life experiences into their stories.



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