Book Spotlight: Dead on the Delta @KnowltonSBooks @SunburyPress #suspense #thriller

An open book with rays and orbs of light shooting from the pages

Hi, friends. Welcome to another Book Spotlight, featuring author Sherry Knowlton of Sunbury Press. Sunbury is a traditional publishing house not far from my location in Pennsylvania. I’ve agreed to share books from their authors that align with the interests of my blog readers—mostly mystery, suspense, thriller, and supernatural-themed works.

Today, I’m spotlighting, Dead on the Delta. Take a look and let me know what you think in the comments below. Please drop Sherry a “hello” as well. She’ll be popping in to chat. I love the setting she chose for this novel. What do you think? Exotic, much? πŸ™‚

Book cover for Dead on the Delta by Sherry Knowlton shows lie lying in grass

Book Blurb:
Alexa Williams is about to spend four months doing lion research in the African bush with her boyfriend Reese. She looks forward to witnessing the elemental life and death struggle of the wild, but she never imagines she’ll become one of the hunted on the remote Okavango Delta.

Botswana protects its wildlife with strict policies and an entire army deployed to combat poaching. So Alexa and Reese are shocked when poachers wipe out an entire herd of elephants. At the site of the mass slaughter near their lion project, they promise authorities that they’ll watch for suspicious activity as they travel the Delta.

When the country’s strict wildlife conservation policies come under debate in the capital, tensions flare and Alexa begins to suspect the ongoing poaching incidents may be about even more than the illicit ivory trade. Especially when a close friend dies when caught in the crossfire.

After an alarming series of near escapes, gunmen attack the safari camp where she and Reese are staying, and Alexa must brave wild animals and the dangerous labyrinth of Delta channels in a desperate attempt to save the hostages, including the man she loves.

Book Links:
Sunbury Press | Amazon

Author, Sherry Knowlton

Author Bio:
Sherry Knowlton is the author of the Alexa Williams suspense series, including Dead of Spring and Dead of Winter. Passionate about books at an early age, she was that kid who would sneak a flashlight to bed at night so she could read beneath the covers. All the local librarians knew her by name. When not writing the next Alexa Williams thriller, Knowlton works with her health care consulting business or travels around the world. She and her husband live in the mountains of Southcentral Pennsylvania.

Author website

81 thoughts on “Book Spotlight: Dead on the Delta @KnowltonSBooks @SunburyPress #suspense #thriller

  1. Great title! As one who spent a lot of time smuggling books to bed and having my trusty flashlight nearby, I can relate to Sherry’s childhood.

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  2. Nice to meet you, Sherry! What an incredible setting for your story. I love the exoticness and the very real issues. Thanks for bringing my attention this wonderful sounding book, Mae!

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      • Your review made me think of a book you reviewed for one of your favorite authors–I can’t think of the name now, but that book started with the protagonist and his wife hunting a rogue lion killing people in Africa. Pendergast??? That was one heck of an opening hook!

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      • Yep, awesome memory, Judi. That was Fever Dream which is one my all time favorite Pendergast novels. I’m jazzed that review left such an impression!


    • Thanks, Judi. My earlier Alexa Williams suspense books mostly take place in Pennsylvania — so this one is a real departure for both me and Alexa. I’m glad you find the topics interesting.

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    • Roberta- nice to find a fellow traveler to Botswana. I wanted to write about the country because I’ve so enjoyed my trips there. And, it’s sad, even after some international treaties have been signed, elephant poaching remains a problem.

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  3. Thanks for introducing Sherry to us Mae. This book sounds quite different. Though poachers have always outwitted the authorities, it would be interesting to know how this issue has been handled in this book. Wishing Sherry great success with this book.

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  4. Mae Clair – I want to thank you for highlighting DEAD on the DELTA today. I appreciate you introducing me and the book to all your followers. Plus, it’s so great to read all the kind and encouraging comments.

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    • It’s my pleasure to host you today, Sherry. Sorry your comments got caught in moderation. They should have all gone through after I approved the first one. WordPress made a very recent change to their editor, and I wonder if that is at fault. Anyway, thanks for being my guest, and you are welcome back any time!


  5. Hi Sherry. Your new book sounds fascinating. Roarrrrr! It’s always nice to get to really know an author. I also read as a child under the sheets with a flashlight. These days I can use the light on my Kindle late in the evening. πŸ™‚

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