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Murder To My Ears by Rebecca McKinnon | Blog Tour with Review and Giveaway


Murder To My Ears (An Octavia Fields Mysteries) by Rebecca McKinnon

About Murder to My Ears


Murder To My Ears (An Octavia Fields Mysteries)
Cozy Mystery
1st in Series
Independently Published (June 30, 2023)
Print Length : 260 pages
ASIN ‏ : ‎ B0C7LT56BD

Octavia Fields should know better than to judge things by their appearance. After all, most people don’t expect a nomadic hippie to be a classical violist — let alone one who runs a seasonal music shop at Aerie Pines, the summer home of the Aerie Peaks Symphony.

But when her business season starts off on the wrong note, it’s obviously the persnickety concertmaster’s fault. If he hadn’t turned up dead — leaving Octavia to find his body — she wouldn’t have to deal with the handsome detective who isn’t sure what to think of her impressive arrest record.

With symphony members cornering Octavia to pass on “evidence” by way of sotto-voce rumors, it shouldn’t surprise her to learn the helpful musicians aren’t the only ones who believe Octavia’s helping with the investigation. When a threatening letter arrives, it’s clear the killer thinks she’s playing harmony to the detective, too.

When the detective doesn’t appear to be making progress on the case, Octavia decides it’s up to her to solve the mystery — before the killer hears their cue to silence her!

About the Review of Murder to My Ears

I just read an amazing book, y'all — Murder to My Ears, a wonderful start to the new Octavia Fields Mystery series by Rebecca McKinnon. Let me tell you a little about this superb cozy mystery.

Murder to My Ears is such a fun book! Author Rebecca McKinnon has orchestrated a memorable cast of characters, led by Octavia Fields and her Bestie, Piper Holland. I was thoroughly entertained by Octavia's summer interlude at Aerie Pines.

The story, told by Octavia in first person, flowed well and kept my attention throughout. I particularly liked the conversational style of the narrative. I felt like I was sitting with Octavia as she told me all about the saga of the persnickety concertmaster. Some examples:
I know what you're thinking, but Tatiana wasn't like Ludwig.

 You know what? I don't want to talk about it. I don't know you well enough yet.

You try finding a body and see how you handle it. 

I also really enjoyed the many different ways Octavia referred to the "handsome detective" such as:
Detective Stone-Face

Detective Confusing

Detective Smart-Alec 

Detective Full-Of-Himself

Detective Bossy-Pants


I wasn’t ready for it to be over when I turned the final page. I was smiling as I closed the book. I can't wait to find out what happens next with Octavia and company. I recommend Murder to My Ears to all cozy mystery fans. I think it will appeal especially to current and former musicians, and to current and former hippies.

I love Murder to My Ears and bestow upon it the highest rating of Five Kitties!

Five out of Five Kitties
Note:  I received a complimentary copy of Murder to My Ears and voluntarily reviewed it.
All opinions shared are 100% my own.

About Rebecca McKinnon

Rebecca McKinnon enjoys playing with her imaginary friends and introducing them to others through her writing. She dreams of living in the middle of nowhere but has been unable to find an acceptable location that wouldn’t require crossing an ocean.

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Purchase Link – Amazon 

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