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Friday, 31 October 2008
Midnight Hours by Vivian Zabel--A Review
Topic: Book Review

One by one, disabled men find a friend in Midnight.  The picture they receive has them captivated and they fall for the luscious beauty. One by one, each man meets with death-and one woman collects each and every insurance policy.  Now, injured police officer Martin has met Midnight.  He has her number though and it is a race to see who will win.  Will Midnight finally be caught or will yet another man meet his final destiny?

Vivian Zabel has woven a psychological thriller that will have everyone who uses a computer wondering just who is connected with the name and face on the other end.  Her knowledge of the inner workings of both the detective and killer minds is incredible. The characters were very well developed and dialog true-to-life. 

Skillfully woven clues will lead you through this story, giving you a chance to discover Midnight's identity as the detectives do.  I found myself so involved in the book that I read for several hours straight, something I rarely do.  Ms. Zabel's writing flows smoothly, yet at a pace that keeps pulling you forward.  This is definitely a "just one more chapter" book.The ending leaves you satisfied-yet anticipating. This is a combination found rarely in today's mysteries of cut-and-dried endings.  I was pleasantly surprised that there is still an author out there that leaves me actually hoping for a sequel. 

This is one mystery I would not hesitate at all in recommending. 


For more stops on this blog tour, please visit the following:

Oct. 31 Aidana WillowRaven
Joyce Anthony

Nov. 1 Crystalee Calderwood

Nov. 2 Vivian Zabel and

and don't forget the contest:

Prize: $25 gift certificate from

1. Each person who comments on a blog stop receives one entry. For example, if a person leaves a comment on four blog stops, he has four entries.

2. Each person who purchases a copy of Midnight Hours from the 4RV Store ( or directly from the author receives fifteen (15) entries per purchase. Since we cannot receive notification from other places in time, we need people to use the publisher's store.

A person may have entries from a purchase and from leaving comments.

An email address will be needed to notify the winner and to send the gift certificate.

November 5, a random drawing will be held using a program online to choose a winner. I will notify the winner by email and will post the result on my blogs at Vivian's Site and Brain Cells & Bubble Wrap.

Everyone who comments and/or purchases a book needs to sent an email to  with the answer to the question,"When does Midnight meet Martin on the online game site?"

The email with the correct answer validates the entries

Posted by joyceanthony at 5:57 AM EDT
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Friday, 31 October 2008 - 5:59 AM EDT

Name: joyceanthony
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I just wanted to take a moment to thank Vivian (and Midnight and Martin) for visiting with me these past few days. Thanks to all those who commented. It has been wonderful!!

Friday, 31 October 2008 - 6:27 AM EDT

Name: "Midnight"
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Good thing you said you enjoyed my visiting, too. I'm still not sure about you, Joyce my girl. Should I put you on my list in my leather-bound journal or not?



Friday, 31 October 2008 - 7:07 AM EDT

Name: "Ron Berry"
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A mystery that leaves one wanting a sequel? Those are few and far between these days and I've read many a mystery.  Now as a 24/7 internet addict, I can see where this would make one ask who indeed is on the other end of their id. I've heard a few true scary stories.

 Sounds like another book to add to my want-to-review list.

Friday, 31 October 2008 - 8:54 AM EDT

Name: "Rena"
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Great review! Thanks Joyce. I'm looking forward to reading this.

Friday, 31 October 2008 - 10:50 AM EDT

Name: "Aidana"
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Uh oh... looks like you have attracted Midnight's

Friday, 31 October 2008 - 12:03 PM EDT

Name: "Helen Ginger"
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Looks like I'll have to add Vivian's book to my Read list!

Friday, 31 October 2008 - 6:17 PM EDT

Name: "Marvin D Wilson"
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Really enjoying this Vivian/Midnight/Martin tour. Another great stop!

Friday, 31 October 2008 - 9:33 PM EDT

Name: "Vivian"
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Thank you, Joyce, for the four stops this week for the Midnight Tour. They were enjoyable.


Thanks, everyone who stopped by. Those with comments, don't forget to send the email with the answer to the question so that your entries count in the drawing.


Goodnight, all.


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