Monday, June 22, 2015

A Season for Killing Blondes by Joanne Guidoccio | Blog Tour with Review, Guest Post, and Giveaway

The Blurb

Hours before the opening of her career counseling practice, Gilda Greco discovers the body of golden girl, Carrie Ann Godfrey, neatly arranged in the dumpster outside Gilda’s office. Gilda’s life and budding career are stalled as Detective Carlo Fantin, her former high school crush, conducts the investigation. When three more dead blondes turn up, all brutally strangled and deposited near Gilda’s favorite haunts, she is pegged as a prime suspect for the murders.

Frustrated by Carlo’s chilly detective persona and the mean girl antics of Carrie Ann’s meddling relatives, Gilda decides to launch her own investigation. She discovers a gaggle of suspects, among them a yoga instructor in need of anger management training, a lecherous photographer, and fourteen ex-boyfriends.

As the puzzle pieces fall into place, shocking revelations emerge, forcing Gilda to confront the envy and deceit she has long overlooked.

A Season for Killing Blondes by Joanne Guidoccio
Series: Gilda Greco Mystery Series, #1
Genre: Cozy Mystery, Culinary Mystery
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press, Inc
Publication Date: June 12, 2015
Paperback: 284 pages
ISBN-10: 1509201734
ISBN-13: 978-1509201730
E-Book File Size: 604 KB
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The Review

Monday, June 15, 2015

The Burnt Island Burial Ground by Mindy Quigley | Blog Tour with Review, Guest Post, and Giveaway

The Blurb

“We hid the body. The money belonged to everyone, but we stole it for ourselves. You have to help me give it back before it’s too late. If I don’t stop this, that money’s gonna drag us all straight down to hell.”

With these words, whispered to hospital chaplain Lindsay Harding as part of a cryptic confession, the stage is set for another intricately-plotted Mount Moriah mystery. All signs point to a murder, but no one can find any trace of a body. Lindsay’s sure that not all is as it seems, but she’ll need true grit and quick wit to follow a trail back through history to Burnt Island, a remote patch of North Carolina swampland.

Lindsay’s task is complicated by the shifting landscape of her personal life. After pre-wedding jitters jeopardize a relationship that seemed destined to be her best shot at happily-ever-after, Lindsay falls under the spell of a charming stranger. Whether she gets another chance at love will depend on following her heart… and on whether she can keep that heart beating long enough to unlock the mystery of Burnt Island.

The Burnt Island Burial Ground by Mindy Quigley
Series: A Lindsay Harding Mystery, #3
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Publisher: Little Spot for Stories
Publication Date: June 11, 2015
eBook File Size: 2601 KB
Print Length: 231 pages
(Paperback available, June 2015)


The Review

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Death by Coffee by Alex Erickson | Blog Tour with Review and Giveaway

The Blurb

When Krissy Hancock and her best friend Vicki decide to open a bookstore café in their new town of Pine Hills, they decide to call it “Death by Coffee,” after Krissy’s father’s most famous mystery novel. Little do they know how well the name fits…

On their very first day of business, Brendon Lawyer huffily takes his coffee…to the grave. It seems he had a severe allergy to peanuts…but how could there have been nuts in his coffee? And who stole his emergency allergy medication?

Fortunately, Krissy’s love of puzzles and mysteries leads her not only to Officer Paul Dalton, but also to many of her new neighbors, who aren’t terribly upset that the book is closed on Brendon. But one of them is a killer, and Krissy needs to read between the lies if she wants to save her new store — and live to see how this story ends…

Death by Coffee by Alex Erickson
Series: Bookstore Café Mystery #1
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Publisher: Kensington
Publication Date: May 26, 2015
Mass Market Paperback: 320 pages
ISBN-10: 1617737518
ISBN-13: 978-1617737510
E-Book File Size: 2463 KB
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The Review

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Lowcountry Boneyard by Susan M. Boyer | Blog Tour with Review

Welcome to the final tour stop
of the TLC Blog Tour for
Lowcountry Boneyard
by Susan M. Boyer

The Blurb

Where is Kent Heyward? The twenty-three-year-old heiress from one of Charleston’s oldest families vanished a month ago. When her father hires private investigator Liz Talbot, Liz suspects the most difficult part of her job will be convincing the patriarch his daughter tired of his overbearing nature and left town. That’s what the Charleston Police Department believes.

But behind the garden walls South of Broad, family secrets pop up like weeds in the azaleas. The neighbors recollect violent arguments between Kent and her parents. Eccentric twin uncles and a gaggle of cousins covet the family fortune. And the lingering spirit of a Civil-War-era debutante may know something if Colleen, Liz’s dead best friend, can get her to talk.

Liz juggles her case, the partner she’s in love with, and the family she adores. But the closer she gets to what has become of Kent, the closer Liz dances to her own grave.

Has everything you could want in a traditional mystery: a credible and savvy protagonist, a meaty mystery, and setting that will make you want to spend time in South Carolina. I enjoyed every minute of it. 
– Charlaine Harris, New York Times Bestselling Author of Day Shift

Lowcountry Boneyard by Susan M. Boyer
Series: A Liz Talbot Mystery, #1
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Publisher: Henery Press
Publication Date: April 21, 2015
Hardcover: 300 pages
ISBN-10: 1941962505
ISBN-13: 978-1941962503
Paperback: 292 pages 
ISBN-10: 1941962475
ISBN-13: 978-1941962473
eBook File Size: 609 KB  

The Review