Karen’s Killer Book Bench: Mayson Dickson (The Line is Drawn Volume 1) by Jocie McKade

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The Line Is Drawn Volume 1


The South is on the rise and the North is on the march in this humorous mystery where Alabama belle Emme Mayson meets Boston proud Jackie Dickson. Two women – complete strangers – summoned by a cryptic letter to Washington, D.C.

In the capital they will discover long-hidden family secrets, tick off numerous government agencies, just miss an assassin’s bullet, and be given new identities sharing the same house. The only thing keeping them from starting another war between the states is the mystery surrounding their parents’- and their own – lives.

While on the trail of government conspiracies, they discover together they have knack for solving murders. Mayson and Dickson Investigations is born over a pitcher of margaritas, one disgusting dead body on the beach, and across a line of division.

With a family history that seems to include spy parents, that fact they may be sisters, a house caretaker that is way more then he appears to be, and an FBI agent that won’t quit until he knows who they really are, Mayson and Dickson are going discover where the Line is Drawn – and cross it.

The Line Is Drawn Volume 1


Thank you for hosting me today. My name is Jackie Dickson and I’m the featured character in Jocie McKade’s Mayson-Dickson Investigations cozy mystery series.

That sounds intriguing, why Mayson-Dickson?

That was not my idea, in fact, I hate the name. It was apparently picked by my father, a man I never knew existed.

Wait, your dad picked your name, but you didn’t know him?

That’s correct. I received a letter summoning me to a law office in Washington, D.C. Little did I know that day would change my entire life. I was introduced to a woman that was supposed to be my sister, my twin sister, can you imagine?

You have a twin sister you didn’t know about?

Apparently. But I have my doubts that we are sisters. I mean the woman is an annoying redneck from Alabama. She swaddles herself in pink and wears, oh man, she wears a NASCAR hat. I think she’s fixed grits a few times too, I can smell them.

What brought you together?

A bullet. Yeah, blunt I know, but I’m from Boston it’s how we are. The day we met in that lawyer’s office, a sniper took the man out. Damn, it was ugly. He did manage to utter some strange message that we are working on. Jocie, our author says that will be worked out in book two – maybe.

We were given new identities and told to head to a new location. The next thing we know, there’s a dead body washing across Emme and we are tangled up in a murder investigation.

Why were you given new identities?

Hell if I know, it had something to do with our parents. Apparently, they were both involved in some bass-ass government black ops work and, man, this is hard to talk about. They split up and they split us up to protect us. At least, that’s what little bit we were told before that sniper bullet took out our only source of information. In spite of not really liking each other, we are working together to find out the truth about our parents.

So, in the middle of all this, you two start at PI firm?

Why not? We are really good at solving murders and using our PI credentials is a great way to investigate our parents.

Tell us about those delicious men in your new life.

First there is Fender, he came with the new house. He is a beach bum that lives in the cottage and is the caretaker, but I suspect he is more than that. The man is nothing I would ever have even given a second glance too in Boston. Here, however, I don’t know maybe it’s the beach air, but I’m having a hard time keeping my distance.

Then there is Agent Meechum working locally on assignment for the FBI. He is a true pain in Emme’s ass. The man dogs her like a puppy. I think we drive him crazy, it’s damn fun.

And then we have Zack, we sort of inherited him and he is proving to be very valuable.

Plus there is, what? What? Jocie is giving me that annoying throaty thing, you know when you need to shut up. I don’t know why she can’t just say ‘shut up’. I think that crazy Southern sister of mine is getting to her.

If you’d like to know more, just head over to Amazon and snag a copy of Mayson-Dickson, The Line is Drawn.

Meet Author Jocie McKade… Jocie McKade Pic

Jocie McKade is an award winning, Amazon bestselling author of romantic comedies, and humorous cozy mysteries. She has been accused of making readers laugh out loud at inappropriate moments.

Besides writing fun fiction, Jocie pens articles for national publications such as Elks Magazine, Family Tree Maker, Dog Fancy, RWA University, RWA Reports, Lake Erie Living, Fate Magazine, Chronicles of the Old West, and Family Motor Coach. The senior news editor for a reader’s news blog, she is part of an award winning production team where she writes video scripts, press releases, and blog posts.

When not writing, she is plotting military maneuvers against hostile dust bunnies.


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9 thoughts on “Karen’s Killer Book Bench: Mayson Dickson (The Line is Drawn Volume 1) by Jocie McKade”

  1. Aww I love how the characters were the ones being interviewed! I love Mayson-Dickson 1 (just finished it!), and I cannot wait to see what happens next!

  2. Good morning, Jocie, and welcome to Karen’s Killer Book Bench. Loved Jackie’s interview. I can’t wait to meet her twin sister. I’m betting they’re going to rub against each other like oil and vinegar. 🙂 Thanks for stopping by to share their story with us!

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