Blog Tour: The Question is Murder by Mark Willen

Posted August 13, 2022 by Lola in Adult, Blog Tour

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I am organizing a blog tour for The Question is Murder by Mark Willen. The Question is Murder is a standalone crime mystery book about a journalist who writes an ethics column and finds himself enmeshed in a murder investigation that challenges his intellect and his ethics.

This blog tour runs from 3 till 16 October. Review copies are available in eformats as well as a limited amount of paperback copies (US Only).

The Question is Murder book coverThe Question is Murder
By Mark Willen
Genre: Crime/ Mystery
Age category: Adult
Release Date: May 2021

Washington D.C. newspaper columnist Sam Turner, known to his readers as Mr. Ethics, faces his toughest moral dilemma yet: Can murder ever be justified?

That’s the question posed to him by a mysterious young woman who says she is being stalked and harassed by an ex-lover too powerful to be stopped any other way. Sam knows that journalists should never get personally involved in a story, but he finds he is being drawn deeper and deeper into this one whether he wants it or not.

So when Senator Wade Morgan turns up murdered, Sam fears the worst. Worried about his own involvement, the man who normally has all the answers is now the one making questionable decisions.

As his investigation into the Senator’s death begins to spin out of control, Sam finds he can’t let go-even as the case grows more complicated and the threats against his life become more immediate.

With the fate of a young woman at stake and his own life in jeopardy, Sam can’t back down until the killer-whoever that may be-is brought to justice.

But this is D.C., and justice can be in short supply.


About the Author:

Mark WillenMark Willen was born, raised, and educated in New England, where he developed a special appreciation for the values, humor, and strength of its people, as well as the sense of community that characterizes so many of its small towns. After college, he moved to the Washington, DC area, where he quickly learned how the other half lives.

As a journalist, he has been a reporter, columnist, blogger, producer, and editor at The Voice of America, National Public Radio, Congressional Quarterly, Bloomberg News, and Kiplinger.

Mark retired from journalism in 2010 to devote himself to writing fiction. As a former graduate-level teacher of journalism ethics, he also tries to help people figure out the right thing to do in difficult situations through his blog,

Mark has a Masters of Arts in writing from Johns Hopkins University (2010) and a Bachelor of Arts in government from Dartmouth College (1969).

The Question Is Murder is Mark’s debut mystery, but there is always an element of suspense in his novels. His earlier Jonas Hawke series, three books set in a small but troublesome town in Vermont, were also published by Pen-L. His short stories have appeared in The Rusty Nail, Corner Club Press, and The Boiler Review.

Mark lives in Silver Spring, Maryland, with his wife, Janet. He can be reached by emailing mark(at)

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Tour Schedule

3 October
Bookish Dreamer & Instagram @bookishdreamer58 – Review

5 October
Books Blog & Instagram @sylvdotnet – Promo Only

7 October
So Many Books – Excerpt

10 October
Book Reviews By Taylor & Instagram @bookreviewsbytaylor – Review and Excerpt

11 October
#BRVL Book Review Virginia Lee Blog – Promo Only

13 October
@snowphiethebookworm – Review

15 October
Elza Reads & Instagram mareli.elzareads – Excerpt
A Room Without Books is Empty & Instagram @detweilermom – Review

16 October
All the Ups and Downs – Excerpt and Guest Post


There is a tour wide giveaway for the blog tour of The Question is Murder. One winner wins a $25 Amazon gift card.

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