Saving Tuna Street

Saving Tuna Street

Blanche “Bang” Murninghan is a part-time journalist with writer’s block and a penchant for walking the beach on her beloved Santa Maria Island. When land-grabbing tycoons arrive from Chicago and threaten to buy up Tuna Street, including her beachfront cottage, her seemingly idyllic life begins to unravel. Blanche finds herself in a tailspin, flabbergasted that so many things can go so wrong, so fast.

When her dear friend is found murdered in the parking lot of the marina, Blanche begins digging into his death. With her friends Liza and Hassi by her side, she stumbles into a pit of greed, murder, drug running, and kidnapping. Blanche has survived her fair share of storms on Santa Maria Island, but this one might just be her last.

Saving Tuna Street is the first in the Blanche Murninghan Mystery series. Blanche has feet of sand and will be off to Mexico, Argentina, and Spain for further mayhem in the series. But she always returns to Santa Maria Island.

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About the Book

Blanche “Bang” Murninghan is a part-time journalist with writer’s block and a penchant for walking the beach on her beloved Santa Maria Island. When land-grabbing tycoons arrive from Chicago and threaten to buy up Tuna Street, including her beachfront cottage, her seemingly idyllic life begins to unravel. Blanche finds herself in a tailspin, flabbergasted that so many things can go so wrong, so fast.

When her dear friend is found murdered in the parking lot of the marina, Blanche begins digging into his death. With her friends Liza and Hassi by her side, she stumbles into a pit of greed, murder, drug running, and kidnapping. Blanche has survived her fair share of storms on Santa Maria Island, but this one might just be her last.

Saving Tuna Street is the first in the Blanche Murninghan Mystery series. Blanche has feet of sand and will be off to Mexico, Argentina, and Spain for further mayhem in the series. But she always returns to Santa Maria Island.

Awards, Reviews, and Coverage

Benjamin Franklin Silver Winner

“It’s Blanche alone who puts the bang in the book, and her debut should make readers sit up and take notice. A welcome newcomer to the South Florida genre.” –Kirkus Reviews

“The chosen family dynamics of island life are a highlight of the cozy mystery Saving Tuna Street, and greedy profiteers are its villains. –Foreword Reviews

“Saving Tuna Street is more than just a murder mystery.” –Midwest Book Review

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Series: The Blanche Murninghan Mysteries, Book 1
Genres: Fiction, Mysteries and Thrillers
Publisher: Light Messages Publishing
Publication Year: 2023
ASIN: B084RTH1DY
ISBN: 9781611533309
List Price: 14.99
eBook Price: 6.99
About the Author
Nancy Nau Sullivan

Nancy Nau Sullivan is the author of memoir, mystery, and a novel. She began writing in high school and college for the newspapers. Later, she worked as an editorial assistant at New York magazines and as a print journalist throughout the Midwest.

Nancy was born in San Francisco, grew up outside Chicago, but often visited Anna Maria Island, Florida. She returned to the island with her family and wrote an award-winning memoir, The Last Cadillac, about the years she cared for her father while her children were still at home––a harrowing adventure of travel, health issues, adolescent angst, with a hurricane thrown in for good measure. She went back to the Florida setting for her first cozy mystery, Saving Tuna Street, creating the fictional Santa Maria Island for the Blanche Murninghan mystery series, now in its fourth installment with A Deathly Irish Secret. She also wrote a novel, The Boys of Alpha Block, based on the years she taught in a boys’ prison in Florida.

Nancy, for the most part, lives in Northwest Indiana. She is a graduate of the University of San Francisco (San Francisco College for Women, Lone Mountain) with a double major in Spanish and political science and holds a master’s degree in journalism from Marquette University. She also attended the University of Florida in English and education. Find her at nancynausullivan.com and Twitter @NauSullivan.

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