Sunday, February 14, 2016

Death & the Brewmaster’s Widow by Loretta Ross | Blog Tour Review, Guest Post, Giveaway

The author of Death & the Redheaded Woman is back, with another Auction Block Mystery!

The Blurb

They call it the Brewmaster’s Widow; the abandoned brewery where Death Bogart’s brother died in an arson fire.

With his girlfriend, Wren Morgan, Death goes home to St. Louis to take on a deeply personal mystery. When Randy Bogart went into the Einstadt Brewery, he left his broken badge behind at the firehouse. So why did the coroner find one on his body? Every answer leads to more questions. Why did the phony badge have the wrong number? Who set the brewery fire? What is the connection between Randy’s death and the mysterious Cherokee Caves, where the opulent playground of 19th century beer barons falls into slow decay?

Not understanding how and why he lost his brother is breaking the ex-Marine’s heart. But the Brewmaster’s Widow is jealous of her secrets. Prying them loose could cost Death and Wren both their lives.


"There are fewer auctions in this second series entry, but readers won't mind as the twisty, Hitchock-style plot unfolds . . . Ross is an author to watch." ― Booklist

“The second case for Death and Wren uses an intriguing premise to flesh out the charming detective duo.” ― Kirkus Reviews

Death & the Brewmaster’s Widow by Loretta Ross
Series: An Auction Block Mystery, #2
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Publisher: Midnight Ink
Publication Date: February 8, 2016
Paperback: 264 pages
ISBN-10: 073874705X
ISBN-13: 978-0738747057
e-Book File Size: 2687 KB

Click here for an Excerpt (chapters 1 & 2) of Death & the Brewmaster’s Widow on Midnight Ink's website.

The Review

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

A Disguise to Die For by Diane Vallere | Blog Tour with Review, Guest Post, and Two Giveaways

The author of the Material Witness Mysteries is back, with a new cozy mystery series!

The Blurb

Someone is dressed to kill in the debut Costume Shop Mystery from the national bestselling author of the Material Witness mysteries.

No sooner does former magician’s assistant Margo Tamblyn return home to Proper City, Nevada, to run Disguise DeLimit, her family’s costume shop, than she gets her first big order. Wealthy nuisance Blitz Manners needs forty costumes for a detective-themed birthday bash. As for Blitz himself, his Sherlock Holmes is to die for — literally — when, in the middle of the festivities, Margo’s friend and party planner Ebony Welles is caught brandishing a carving knife over a very dead Blitz.

For Margo, clearing Ebony’s name is anything but elementary, especially after Ebony flees town. Now Margo is left to play real-life detective in a town full of masked motives, cloaked secrets, and veiled vendettas. But as she soon learns, even a killer disguise can’t hide a murderer in plain sight for long.


A Disguise to Die For by Diane Vallere
Series: A Costume Shop Mystery, #1
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Publisher: Berkley Prime Crime / Penguin Random House
Publication Date: February 2, 2016
Mass Market Paperback: 304 pages
ISBN-10: 042527828X
ISBN-13: 978-0425278284
e-Book File Size: 1563 KB

Click here to Start Reading Chapters 1 and 2 
of A Disguise to Die For on Penguin's website.

The Review