About the Book
Book: The Last Gasp
Author: Chautona Havig
Narrator: Christa DelSorbo
Genre: Christian Historical Mystery, Fairytale
Release date: December, 2021
At the pinnacle of his Hollywood career, Garrison Prince’s reign ends tonight.
As plain old Gary Prinz, he can pursue his Bible education, buy a bungalow in Pasadena, acquire a few chickens, and marry the girl of his dreams. He just never imagined trading the silver screen for a pulpit would wreak such havoc.
A cigarillo girl, Lucinda Ashton spends her days with her boyfriend, Gary, and her evenings selling candy and “gaspers” to the Hollywood elite at the Taj Mahal Theater.
However, when gunshots ring out just as intermission begins, Lucinda finds herself smack-dab in the middle of a brouhaha that leaves three dead, and no one has a clue why.
All the police know is that the evidence points to Lucinda as the killer and Gary as the intended target.
Four new friends, one young orphan, and a potluck of clues that don’t seem to fit anywhere leave the police baffled, Lucinda in fear for her freedom, and Gary ready to trade in his acting shoes for gumshoes if it’ll save his “Cinda.”
The first book in the Ever After Mysteries combining beloved fairy tales and mysteries, The Last Gasp. This Cinderella retelling blends a murder with enough crime and story clues to keep you on the edge of your seat.
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About the Author
Using story to connect readers with the Master Storyteller.
Chautona Havig lives in an oxymoron, escapes into imaginary worlds that look startlingly similar to ours, and writes the stories that emerge. An irrepressible optimist, Chautona sees everything through a kaleidoscope of It’s a Wonderful Life sprinkled with fairy tales. Find her at chautona.com and say howdy—if you can remember how to spell her name.
About the Narrator
Speaking Life into Story
Queen of the one-eyebrow quirk, Christa DelSorbo auditioned for the role of Tarzan’s mom and has the photos to prove she ended up as the only cast member in a literal cast. These days, they keep her stuck in a box with a ball on a stick and only feed her when she reads another chapter of another fabulous book. She loves every minute. Or so they tell her. *eyebrow slowly raises *
More from Christa
The Last Gasp is written by Chautona Havig. This book is narrated by Christa DelSorbo. This is Christian Historical Mystery, Fairytale retelling story. This is also book one in the Ever After Mystery series. Which is a series that will be written by multiple authors. I am super excited about this series, for it contains some of my favorites along with a debut author.
In this book we travel back to 1920s Hollywood era. This is a the dawn of a new era with movies and screen play staring evolve. We meet Hollywood legend Garrison Prince. He is ready to hang up the fancy hat and pursue a career in Bible education. He wants to settle down and live a pretty normal life. His girlfriend Lucinda works at the Taj Mahal Theater as a cigarillo girl.
Everything changes when gunshots ring out and three people are dead. Lucinda becomes the prime suspect. This is where the retelling of Cinderella (which is my favorite fairy tale) comes in. Lucinda is behind bars and trying to fight for her innocence and trying to figure out who would try and frame her. You’ll want to pay attention to ever character that is introduced so that you can try and solve the mystery.
The author has some some great research to ensure that this is as historically accurate as possible. I didn’t know a lot about 1920 Hollywood and it was interesting to learn about. This author writes a wide variety of genres and is so talented with her words.
I am glad that I’ve been able to listen to this book also. Christa DelSorbo has narrated several books that I’ve listened too. Honestly, I never really liked audio books until I started listening to the ones that Christa has read to me. Her voice is so perfect for audiobooks. I could listen to her read to me all day. Her voice is calming. Her words flow so nicely. I love how she’s described as having “the voice of a friend”. I truly can feel this. The way she brings the characters to life is truly special.
I received a copy of this book through the Celebrate Lit Blogging Program, all thoughts are my own.
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