Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Shadow Dancing by Julie Mulhern | Blog Tour with Excerpt, Guest Post, and Giveaway

Julie Mulhern is back, with another fabulous Country Club Murder Mystery.
You'll love Shadow Dancing! It's a great read — Five Kitties!

Shadow Dancing by Julie Mulhern
Series: A Country Club Murder Mystery, #7
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Publisher: Henery Press
Publication Date: June 19, 2018
Hardcover: 266 pages
ISBN-10: 1635113539
ISBN-13: 978-1635113532
Paperback: 266 pages
ISBN-10: 1635113504
ISBN-13: 978-1635113501
e-Book File Size: 512 KB
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The Blurb

Visiting a psychic is outside the norm for Ellison Russell. Finding bodies is not. Unfortunately, the psychic’s crystal ball says she’ll soon be surrounded by death. Again.


Now there’s a corpse in the front drive, a witchy neighbor ready to turn Ellison and her (not so) little dog into toadstools, and a stripper named Starry Knight occupying the guest room.

How did 1975 go so wrong so quickly?

Ellison must handle Mother (who’s found a body of her own), make up with a certain handsome detective, and catch a killer, or the death surrounding her might be her own.

Books in the Country Club Murders Humorous Mystery Series:
THE DEEP END (#1), Five-Kitty Review here
GUARANTEED TO BLEED (#2), Five-Kitty Review here
COLD AS ICE (#6), Five-Kitty Review here and here

The Excerpt

Of all the committees for the gala I was chairing, the ambiance committee was the most challenging. I blamed Cyd, the committee chairman.

Even now, she was throwing wrenches into the works. “I still think we should have the servers dress up as geishas.”

“It’s a Chinese exhibit,” I explained. Not for the first time.


“Geishas are Japanese.”

“No one will no the difference.”

“The dignitaries from China might,” said Beverly.

Cyd cast a sneer in Beverly’s direction.

In a weak moment, I’d agreed to chair the gala associated with a Chinese exhibit at The Nelson-Atkins Museum. The exhibit was visiting only three cities — Kansas City, Washington, D.C. and San Francisco — and expectations for the grand opening gala were high.

The Character Guest Post

Ellison Russell

Some women find deals on shoes. My best friend Libba finds unsuitable men. I’ve even heard of women who find deals on last year’s dresses. I find bodies.

All things being equal, I’d prefer deals on shoes. Especially Ferragamo flats — they’re so classic.

Finding bodies doesn’t encourage invitations to cocktail parties, it doesn’t make for pleasant dinner conversation, and it doesn’t win me any points with Mother.

Half the time, Mother acts as if I find bodies just to spite her. I don’t. Finding bodies is my least favorite thing to do.

All in all, Mother has always acted as if the whole finding-bodies thing is an embarrassment… until she found one of her own.

When Mother found a body, I was the first person she called. I was the only person she called. And she expects me to deal with her body. It’s not as if I’m an expert. I’m not. Strictly an amateur finder of bodies — that’s me.


Mother looked from left to right as if her neighbors were hanging around in the cold, waiting to eavesdrop. “Come in.”

With the door safely closed behind me, Mother sighed.

“What? What’s happened?”

The color had leeched from her skin and the perfect helmet of her hair was mussed. “I found a body.”

Mother? A body? It was about time someone in this family besides me found a body. “Where?”

“In the closet.” She lifted her hand and pointed at the hall closet, home to various umbrellas, two pairs of galoshes, the good coats, and two leaves for the dining room table. “It was on the shelf.”

I closed my eyes and imagined a body pretzeled onto the small shelf. “Who?”

“I don’t know.”

I walked toward the closet. “Does Daddy know?”

“Your father is out of town.”

So she’d called me. “You didn’t call the police?”

“Of course not.” She shuddered.

The Author

About Julie Mulhern

Julie Mulhern is the USA Today bestselling author of The Country Club Murders. She is a Kansas City native who grew up on a steady diet of Agatha Christie. She spends her spare time whipping up gourmet meals for her family, working out at the gym and finding new ways to keep her house spotlessly clean — and she's got an active imagination. Truth is — she's an expert at calling for take-out, she grumbles about walking the dog and the dust bunnies under the bed have grown into dust lions.
Find Julie on the web at

The Giveaway

Follow the tour, to read other Guest Posts, plus Interviews and Reviews.


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June 18 – My Fiction Obsession - AUTHOR INTERVIEW GIVEAWAY

June 19 – Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book – REVIEW

June 19 – 3 Partners in Shopping, Nana, Mommy, &, Sissy, Too! – SPOTLIGHT, GIVEAWAY

June 20 – Babs Book Bistro – GUEST POST, GIVEAWAY


June 21 – Varietats – REVIEW

June 21 – The Book Diva's Reads – SPOTLIGHT, GIVEAWAY

June 22 – Teresa Trent Author Blog – SPOTLIGHT, GIVEAWAY

June 22 – Lisa Ks Book Reviews – SPOTLIGHT, GIVEAWAY

June 23 – Bibliophile Reviews – REVIEW, GIVEAWAY

June 23 – StoreyBook Reviews – SPOTLIGHT, GIVEAWAY

June 24 – Cozy Up With Kathy – AUTHOR INTERVIEW

June 25 – My Fiction Obsession – SPOTLIGHT, GIVEAWAY

June 25 – Queen of All She Reads – REVIEW, GIVEAWAY

June 26 – Valerie's Musings - GUEST POST

June 26 – Celticlady's Reviews – SPOTLIGHT, GIVEAWAY

June 27 – Devilishly Delicious Book Reviews – REVIEW, GIVEAWAY

June 27 – Books Direct – SPOTLIGHT, GIVEAWAY

June 28 – Mysteries with Character – SPOTLIGHT

June 28 – Ruff Drafts – AUTHOR INTERVIEW

June 29 – Girl with Book Lungs – REVIEW

June 29 – Readeropolis – CHARACTER INTERVIEW


July 1 – A Holland Reads – SPOTLIGHT

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