Monday, June 11, 2018
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Feisty Fortune Teller Extraordinaire Nana Vianu says the answer is in the cards. How right she is!
Nana’s granddaughter, Mallory Vianu, is busy hosting a blogging conference at Caravan Manor when she hears back from a local historian who’s translated the fifty-five-year-old diary Mallory found in the manor’s attic; the translation uncovers information about a set of original tarot cards Mallory’s great-grandmother, a Roma witch-wife, used to divine the future. Unfortunately, unlike her powerful relative, Mallory doesn’t see what’s coming next.
With two lethal murders connected to the manor, the Vianu girls must put their paranormal skills to the test. While hosting breakout sessions and parties for writers, digital creatives, and influencers, they mus
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search for their greatest treasure yet.
But the closer they get to the truth, the closer they get to a killer, someone who looks a lot more like one of them than they realized.
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Saturday, June 9, 2018
Confessions of a Red Herring (A Red Herring Mystery) by Dana Dratch
About the Book
Confessions of a Red Herring (A Red Herring Mystery) Cozy Mystery 1st in Series Kensington (May 29, 2018) Mass Market Paperback: 336 pages ISBN-13: 978-1496716569 Digital ASIN: B075C8FDT5
As a reporter, she’s used to covering the news. Now she’s the headline.Alex Vlodnachek has been a reporter for 12 years, a P.R. rep for three months, and a murder suspect for all of 24 hours. When her agency's double-dealing CEO is stabbed, scheming co-workers cast the new redhead as a compelling red herring. The story is media catnip—especially her salacious nickname: Vlod the Impaler.Even Alex has to admit she looks guilty.Out of a job and under suspicion, Alex is running low on cash, when she’s visited by a second disaster: her family. Soon her tiny bungalow is bursting with her nearest and not-so-dearest. To keep herself out of jail—and save what’s left of her sanity—Alex returns to her reporting roots. She goes undercover to reclaim her life, break the story, and unmask a murderer. Pretty much in that order.What she doesn’t know: The killer also has a to-do list. And Alex is on it.
Confessions of a Red Herring by Dana Dratch is the first book in the new cozy A Red Herring Mystery series where ex-reporter Alex Vlodnachek gets framed for murder when the CEO turns up dead. All eyes land on Alex as the one who's done the deed which I didn't find was really explained up front. This gets her fired from her job (unfairly in my opinion) and so out of a job and under suspicion, Alex is running low on cash, when she’s visited by a second disaster: her family. Soon her tiny bungalow is bursting with her nearest and not-so-dearest. To keep herself out of jail—and save what’s left of her sanity—Alex returns to her reporting roots. She goes undercover to reclaim her life (cleaning toilets, no less), breaks the story, and unmasks the murderer. So what did I think? Excellent question. When I started the book, I though it suffered Fred Flintstone syndrome which basically means everything was going wrong for this poor girl and it was frustrating me beyond belief. It definitely sagged in the middle too but if you hang in there, the book redeems itself with the help of the main character's brother (Nick), friend (Trip), and grandmother (Baba). You can’t beat a spunky old lady with frying pans. I'm looking for the next book in the series.
About the Author
Dana Dratch is a former newspaper reporter and current personal finance writer. When she's not finishing Seeing Red—the next Alex Vlodnachek mystery—you'll spot her byline on a host of top news sites. You can learn more about her mysteries at ConfessionsofaRedHerring.com.Purchase Links Amazon B&N Kobo Google Play BookBub a Rafflecopter giveaway
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Wednesday, April 4, 2018
Fortune Teller Madam 'Nana' Vianu and her gifted Bohemian Lake girls, Mallory and Danior have an unparalleled weekend planned for the guests of their family-owned-and-operated lakeside manor resort.
Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Sirens ring. Are you listening? Near Candy Cane Lane. A Body is glistening. A murderous sight. Trubble's investigating tonight. Walking through this winter wonderland.
It's the week before Christmas and Investigative Journalist Penelope Trubble has reluctantly agreed to investigate the death of a woman at the Sleighs & Slopes Adventure Resort in the hopes of exonerating her husband--who just happens to be Penny's ex. But with so many suspicious characters lurking in the trees, Penelope risks being strangled by clues, Christmas lights, conjecture, and catastrophe. It doesn't help that Penny's still a little frosty with the man accused of icing his bride, and she must prove he's no cold-blooded killer. At least there's candy-cane cocoa, a roaring fire, and the Laurentian Mountains to savor--not to mention the hunky detective dashing through the snow after her.
Helping an ex is a slippery slope, and things are going downhill fast for Penelope Trubble.
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Tuesday, January 9, 2018
Deadly Fashion by Kate Parker
Deadly Fashion (The Deadly Series) 3rd in Series - Can be read on its own Genre – Cozy Historical Mystery JDP Press Approximately 266 pages Will be up on Amazon for preorder soon and GoodReads
Why would a man, knowing his life was in danger, turn his back on his killer?In pre-war London, Olivia Denis wins a plum assignment from her newspaper when she meets the glamorous French fashion designer, Mimi Mareau. Mimi has it all, wealth, talent, acclaim, and a British duke for a lover. But on her first visit to Mimi's new Mayfair house of haute couture, Olivia finds something else - the body of an unknown man.Mimi and her three French assistants say they don't know the man, but is that true? As Olivia spends time around the salon, she learns at least one of the women knew the dead man and four women are lying.A British agent in possession of a terrible secret, an attempt on the life of a British leader, a fashion house in the middle of it all, and war marches closer. Can Olivia stop a murderer before he or she can strike again or shatter the fragile peace?
Tweed, Espionage and Cloche Hats Pre WWII London
It's 1938 and budding secret agent/society reporter for the Daily Premier, Olivia Denis finds herself interviewing the glamorous French fashion designer, Mimi Mareau when a German communist is found bludgeoned in the basement of the haute couture house. Olivia’s boss, Sir Henry suspects a leak and assigns her the task of uncovering who on ‘the committee’—a collection of wealthy Jewish professionals, determined to save as many European Jews as possible—has turned coat and led a Nazi assassin to their door. Olivia having helped Sir Henry smuggle his own in-laws out of Germany is only too happy to lend her sleuthing skills to ferret out the murderer of such a noble man.
In addition to ‘the committee’, Olivia investigates a wide array of suspects at the Mayfair house of haute couture–Nazi sympathizers, the Duke of Marshburn and his mistress, Mimi Mareau; Fleur, the standoffish chief cutter who recognizes the dead man; and Reina, the mousy head seamstress and possible ex-wife of the victim.
As a style obsessed, WWII history addict, this book was the high fashion point of my day. And although it was the third book in Kate Parker’s Deadly Series, it completely held up as a standalone. I will now be delving into this series beginning with the first book.The vivid vintage detail, the gritty backdrop and the intense atmosphere of a looming war transported me back to another era. Five Fashionable Thumbs Up!
Deadly Fashion (The Deadly Series)
3rd in Series
Cozy Historical Mystery
JDP Press (December 8, 2017)
Paperback: 324 pages
Digital JDP Press ( )
3rd in Series
Cozy Historical Mystery
JDP Press (December 8, 2017)
Paperback: 324 pages
Digital JDP Press ( )
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Kate Parker has wanted to travel to 1930s England since she read her mother’s Agatha Christie and Dorothy Sayers mysteries when she was a schoolgirl. After many years of studying science, she decided a time travel machine was out of the question so she found herself limited to reading about the period and visiting historic sites. Her love of this fascinating and challenging period led her to the research from which the Deadly series grew. Eventually, she found it necessary to spend several days in the British Library reading old newspapers, which meant another trip to England. Near Christmas. A sacrifice she’d gladly make every year.Author Links: Website: www.KateParkerbooks.com
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