Confessions of a Red Herring by Dana Dratch – a #BlogTour #BookReview and #Giveaway



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.

Review


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.
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TOUR PARTICIPANTS
May 28 – Lisa Ks Book Reviews - REVIEW, GUEST POST
  May 29 – The Pulp and Mystery Shelf - AUTHOR INTERVIEW
  May 29 – Rosepoint Publishing – REVIEW
  May 30 – The Ninja Librarian - REVIEW, GUEST POST
  May 30 – A Holland Reads – REVIEW
  May 31 – Sneaky the Library Cat's Blog - CHARACTER INTERVIEW
  May 31 – Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book – REVIEW
  June 1 – Cozy Up With Kathy - AUTHOR INTERVIEW
  June 1 – Teresa Trent Author Blog – SPOTLIGHT
  June 2 – MJB Reviewers - REVIEW, AUTHOR INTERVIEW
  June 2 – The Montana Bookaholic - CHARACTER GUEST POST
June 3 - Books a Plenty Book Reviews – REVIEW
  June 3 - Babs Book Bistro – REVIEW 
June 4 – Bibliophile Reviews – REVIEW, CHARACTER GUEST POST
  June 4 – Sinfully Wicked Book Reviews – REVIEW
  June 5 – The Self-Rescue Princess – CHARACTER INTERVIEW
  June 5 – My Reading Journeys - REVIEW, CHARACTER GUEST POST
  June 6 – Island Confidential – SPOTLIGHT
  June 6 – Moonlight Rendezvous - REVIEW, CHARACTER GUEST POST
  June 7 – Book Club Librarian – REVIEW
  June 7 – Mysteries with Character – REVIEW
  June 8 – A Blue Million Books – GUEST POST
June 8 – StoreyBook Reviews - REVIEW
  June 9 – Brooke Blogs - REVIEW, CHARACTER INTERVIEW
  June 9 – Reading Is My SuperPower – REVIEW
  June 10 – The Mysterious Inkspot – REVIEW
  June 10 – Laura's Interests – CHARACTER GUEST POST   


 

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Comments

  1. Thank you for your review and for being part of the book tour.

    Cute cover, adorable storyline and would love the chance to read the book.
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

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