Fire & Ice
Now available: a lighthearted, cozy mystery about a passionate, independent-minded rising college junior named Sara Donovan who suspects a 175-carat diamond has been stolen and replaced with a fake.
While conducting her own investigation, what Sara uncovers is beyond even her wildest imagination: a coded message, papers with strange characters, and a mysterious set of numbers carved into an office wall. Despite dismissive historians and other experts, she is certain these clues point to a mysterious centuries-old legend.
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Both young adult and adult readers will quickly be charmed by this standalone sequel to Against My Better Judgment, the first book in Polcari's award-winning A Mauzzy & Me Mystery Series.
…A well-researched crime-busting adventure that takes on ever-deeper meaning and
mystery with every page. …Polcari transforms what could be a clichéd plot and spices it up with colorful, engaging characters, accessible, conversational prose, down-to-earth dialogue, and a flair for storytelling that will keep readers turning pages. …Likable, stalwart, stubborn, idealistic, and quirky, Sara Donovan is an unforgettable character with the potential to solve many more mysteries with the delightful Mauzzy at her side.
– RECOMMENDED. The US Review of Books ↗
Against My Better Judgment
Available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books-A-Million, and more: a lighthearted, young adult mystery about a passionate, independent-minded college freshman named Sara Donovan who stumbles into an Egyptian antiquities smuggling ring…just in time for finals!
Who is B.T. Polcari?
B.T. Polcari is unlike your typical retired executive. Empty nester and a Scarlet Knights alum, Polcari is still learning the meaning of “retired” while feverishly typing away on the next new book idea, smashing the fuzz off a little yellow tennis ball, or blasting bowling pins for a perfect game.
Yes, there is a boat, but this retiree prefers to bustle along a serene lake in a quaint single-seat Sunfish sailboat.
Perhaps the only time Polcari can be found in a quiet moment is while enjoying the morning company of two family pups over a newspaper and cup of strong coffee. He currently resides in Chattanooga, TN and is thrilled to be fulfilling a childhood dream working as a published author.
His award-winning first book, Against My Better Judgment, received an Honorable Mention in the Mystery/Crime category of the 2021 Eric Hoffer Awards and was a Grand Prize finalist. It was also a finalist in the Oklahoma Heart Awards.
The second installment of the Mauzzy & Me Mystery Series, Fire & Ice, was released on August 15, 2022. It has been recommended by the US Review of Books, which stated that "likable, stalwart, stubborn, idealistic, and quirky, Sara Donovan is an unforgettable character with the potential to solve many more mysteries with the delightful Mauzzy at her side."
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