Friday, August 26, 2016

The Black Thumb by Frankie Bow | Blog Tour with Review, Guest Post, and Giveaway

Frankie Bow is back, with a new book in the Molly Barda Mystery series!

The Blurb

When a violent death disrupts the monthly meeting of the Pua Kala Garden society, Professor Molly Barda has no intention of playing amateur detective. But Molly’s not just a witness  the victim is Molly’s house guest and grad-school frenemy. And Molly quickly finds to her dismay that her interest in the murder of the stylish and self-centered Melanie Polewski is more than just… academic.

The Black ThumbIn Which Molly Takes on Tropical Gardening, a Toxic Frenemy, 
a Rocky Engagement, Her Albanian Heritage, and Murder by Frankie Bow

Series: A Professor Molly Mystery, #3
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Publisher: Hawaiian Heritage Press
Publication Date: April 30, 2016
Hardcover: 344 pages
ISBN-10: 1943476195
ISBN-13: 978-1943476190
Paperback: 342 pages
ISBN-10: 1943476187
ISBN-13: 978-1943476183
Kindle: 915 KB File Size
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The Review

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Murder on the Aloha Express by Smith & Steffens | Blog Tour with Excerpt, Review, and Giveaway

The Blurb

Travel agent Gabby LeClair, a divorced big-city transplant trying to find some aloha spirit in her soul, prides herself on working hard to give the Aloha Lagoon Resort guests a once-in-a-lifetime experience. But that turns out to be more than anyone bargained for when the body of a client is found dead during one of Gabby's island tours. The victim is a lawyer who’s escorted a small group to Aloha Lagoon for distribution of a deceased billionaire’s estate... but it looks like someone believes the only good lawyer is a dead lawyer. Between the bad press causing her phone to go silent and the police working on "island time," it's up to Gabby it find the killer before her business goes belly up. With the help of her good friends, and a hot helicopter pilot with a flirtatious streak, Gabby turns sleuth to figure out just which member of the lawyer's party had it in for him. But before long it’s clear there’s way more at stake than her livelihood, and if Gabby isn’t careful, she and her friends may find themselves on an island getaway to death.

The Aloha Lagoon Mysteries:
Ukulele Murder (book #1)
Murder on the Aloha Express (book #2)
Deadly Wipeout (book #3) coming in Sept
Photo Finished (book #4) coming in Oct
Deadly Bubbles in the Wine (book #5) coming in Nov
Mele Kalikimaka Murder (book #6) coming in Dec
Death of the Big Kahuna (book #7) coming in Jan 2017

There's trouble in paradise... the multi-author Aloha Lagoon Mysteries series dishes the dirt on all the murder, mystery, and madcap mayhem in Aloha Lagoon. Told from the points of view of several different women who live and work in Aloha Lagoon, there is never a dull moment. Enjoy their laughter, love, and intriguing investigations — island style!

Murder on the Aloha Express by Sally J. Smith & Jean Steffens 
Series: Aloha Lagoon Mystery, #2
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Release Date: August 10, 2016
Publisher: Gemma Halliday Publishing  
File Size: 3454 KB
Print Length: 194 pages
ISBN: 978-1943587544  
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Murder on the Aloha Express e-books are $0.99 during the tour.

The Excerpt

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Clementina by Simon Cann | Blog Tour with Excerpt, Review, Guest Post, and Giveaway

The Blurb

Leathan Wilkey has been hired to babysit Clementina, a seventeen-year-old whose rich daddy is going through a messy divorce and is over-compensating. 

Leathan soon tires of her spending habits, her selfie obsession, and her social media preoccupation as his ward drags him from shop to boutique to jeweler, approaching each with the self-possession that comes from a lifetime of getting her own way and never once having to worry about money. 

But when Clementina snaps her fingers and her boyfriend doesn’t come running, something is up. He doesn’t appear because he’s been murdered. 

When Leathan investigates, he finds that the boyfriend has no background and met Clementina through a connection made by daddy’s business partner. 

Daddy’s business partner who has been slowly and progressively putting daddy in a vice, grabbing more of the business, and who is now menacing Clementina directly to manipulate daddy.

Clementina by Simon Cann
Series: Leathan Wilkey Novel, #1
Genre: Crime Thriller  
Publication Date: June 8, 2016
Publisher: Coombe Hill Publishing
Paperback: 248 pages
ISBN-10: 1910398128
ISBN-13: 978-1910398128
eBook File Size: 1969 KB

The Excerpt

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Silk Stalkings by Diane Vallere | Blog Tour with Review and Giveaway

The author of Crushed Velvet is back with another Material Witness Mystery!

The Blurb

Fabric shop owner Polyester Monroe
can get tangled up in textiles, but it’s murder
that really throws her for a loop...
The time has come for San LadrĂ³n, California’s annual Miss Tangorli beauty pageant, and Poly has agreed to use Material Girl’s inventory of shimmery silks to create embellished gowns fit for a crown. But when millionaire Harvey Halliwell — the man who revived the city’s citrus trade with his imported tangorli tree — is found dead days before the pageant contestants are announced, something sour takes over the town.

To make matters worse, her friend, mechanic Charlie Brooks, is soon caught up in the crime, having been seen in the company of the case’s prime suspect. Now Poly’s on a mission to squeeze out the truth. But as she searches for a pattern, the killer seems intent on cutting up the evidence…


“An engaging new series with
an intelligent, resourceful heroine.”
—SOFIE KELLY, New York Times bestselling author
of the Magical Cats Mysteries

“Vallere weaves a tapestry of finely knit
characters, luxurious fabrics, and…murder.”
—JANET BOLIN, national bestselling author
of the Threadville Mysteries


Silk Stalkings by Diane Vallere
Series: A Material Witness Mystery, #3
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Publisher: Berkley Prime Crime / Penguin
Publication Date: August 2, 2016
Paperback: 304 pages
ISBN-10: 0425270599
ISBN-13: 978-0425270592
e-Book File Size: 2279 KB
ASIN: B01839Q47C

The Review