Posts Tagged: Great Escapes Book Tours

Nov 07 2013
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Tiara Trouble by Lane Buckman

Tiara Trouble by Lane Buckman

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Tiara Trouble by Lane Buckman
A Destinee Faith Miller Mystery
First in a New Series
Published by Cozy Cat Press 8/27/13

What happens when Dynasty meets Honey BooBoo, they have a baby, and that baby is raised by Charlie’s Angels? You get TIARA TROUBLE, a bedazzled cozy mystery full of gritty glitz.

One foreign policy question five years ago sent Destinee Faith Miller’s dreams of being Miss American Universe up in flames and landed her back in her hometown of Phenix City, Alabama, with her tail between her legs. But like the mythological bird that her hometown is misspelled after, …

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Oct 18 2013
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The Eggstone Murders by Herbert L. Smith – Interview, Review + Giveaway

The Eggstone Murders by Herbert L. Smith – Interview, Review + Giveaway

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The Eggstone Murders by Herbert L. Smith
A Starfire Mystery
Genre: Cozy Mystery
1st in Series
Published by: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Release Date: July 13, 2013
Number of Pages: 218

A thick-headed sheriff, a young, unsure, wannabe detective, and a savvy older criminal-turned- investigator, are only the beginning of the cast of characters included in this story of small-town life in southwestern Iowa, set in 1953. Meet them on the streets of Hillville, at the town square, or at a big-business farm nearby. They all have a story to tell, and some of them have a few things to hide. Others have quite a few.

Enjoy …

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Oct 16 2013
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Big Numbers by Jack Getze – Review

Big Numbers by Jack Getze – Review

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Big Numbers by Jack Getze
Series: An Austin Carr Mystery
First in Series
The author calls the Genre: A Screwball Mystery
Paperback: 204 pages
Publisher: Down & Out Books (June 2, 2013)

Root for divorced dad Austin Carr, a funny, oversexed scamp who’ll use anything and everything to get his kids back.

Divorced father Austin Carr wakes up every day in a beat-up camper, parked on someone else’s private property. Why? Because his alimony and child support payments were established by New Jersey’s family court system when his income was double, and for …

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Oct 03 2013
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Bloody Lessons by M. Louisa Locke – Review

Bloody Lessons by M. Louisa Locke – Review

I received electronic copies of the books in this series from the author in exchange for my honest and fair review. No compensation was received. My opinion was not influenced in any way.

Bloody Lessons by M. Louisa Locke
A Victorian San Francisco Mystery
Cozy/Historical Mystery
3rd in Series
Print Length: 313 pages
Self Published

In Bloody Lessons, it’s the winter of 1880, and the teachers of San Francisco are under attack: their salaries slashed and their competency and morals questioned in a series of poison pen letters.

Annie Fuller, the reluctant clairvoyant, has been called into investigate by Nate Dawson, her lawyer beau, and the case becomes personal when they discover that Laura, Nate’s sister, may be one of the teachers targeted for attack.

In this installment …

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Sep 19 2013
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Designed to Death by Christina Freeburn – Guest Post + Review

Designed to Death by Christina Freeburn – Guest Post + Review

Designed to Death by Christina Freeburn
Genre: Cozy Mystery – 2nd in Scrap This Series
Published by: Henery Press
Release Date: September 10, 2013
Number of Pages: 288

Faith Hunter planned the perfect event at her grandmother’s shop, Scrap This, featuring local scrapbooker and Life Artist Diva, Belinda Watson. But the extravaganza goes up in a cloud of glitter when Belinda and her cousin, Darlene, brawl over scraplifted designs. Faith attempts to break it up, but only makes things worse. Then when Belinda turns up dead behind the Scrap This store, Faith’s involvement goes viral.

As accusations against her turn vicious, Faith sets out to prove her nemesis, Darlene, committed the crime, only to realize they are both innocent. Now they must team up or …

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Sep 14 2013
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Plum Deadly by Ellie Grant – Review

Plum Deadly by Ellie Grant – Review

Plum Deadly by Ellie Grant
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Published by: Gallery Books
Release Date: September 3, 2013

Unjustly accused of cooking the books, Maggie Grady is forced to retreat from her high-flying New York financial career to the town where she grew up. Her aunt Clara greets her with open arms and a job at the family-owned business that has baked the best pies in the South for over forty years. Unfortunately, while Maggie is determined to return to banking, her reputation there seems permanently in the pits. That is, until her old boss, Lou, visits with news that he’s found the real crook. Before he can reveal the details, though, Maggie finds his body right behind the pie shop.

With only her own …

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Sep 13 2013
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Going Through the Notions by Cate Price – Review + Giveaway

Going Through the Notions by Cate Price – Review + Giveaway

Going Through the Notions by Cate Price
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Series: Deadly Notions #1
Published by: Berkley
Release Date: September 3, 2013

A retired schoolteacher—and yes, daughter of a Fitzgerald fan—Daisy Buchanan has found her calling in the village of Millbury, Pennsylvania. While her husband endlessly renovates their old house, Daisy happily presides over Sometimes a Great Notion, a quirky shop that sells sewing bits and bobs, antiques, and jewelry.

Daisy has her eye on an antique dollhouse and a classic Singer Featherweight at the local auction—until her friend and mentor, auctioneer Angus Backstead, is led away in handcuffs. It appears he bashed in the head of a drinking buddy who stole a set of fancy fountain pens. Daisy’s sure the sprightly old-timer couldn’t have done …

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Aug 28 2013
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{Guest Post} Right and Left Grand by Rosalee Richland

{Guest Post} Right and Left Grand by Rosalee Richland

Right and Left Grand by Rosalee Richland
A Darla King Novel

In this first Darla King novel, Darla returns to square dancing in midlife following tragedies in both her personal and professional lives. She moves from Florida to Texas and from high-powered investigator to life in a small town and a job as far removed from crime as she can think of—she becomes a square dance caller. But when an unconscious stranger turns up on the ranch of one of her dance club members, her specialized knowledge may hold the key to the identity of his assailants. At first, Darla is concerned that her friend Doug is the target. When the same square dancer is assaulted not once but twice, she realizes …

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Jul 28 2013
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The Corpse with the Golden Nose by Cathy Ace

The Corpse with the Golden Nose by Cathy Ace

The Corpse with the Golden Nose by Cathy Ace
Genre: Traditional/Cozy Mystery
Published by: Touchwood Editions
Release Date: (March 12, 2013)
Number of Pages: 233
2nd in Series

A heartfelt plea to look into the death of a world-famous vintner goes hand in hand with the opportunity to attend an exclusive gourmet event in British Columbia’s stunning wine country. How can overindulgent foodie and criminologist Cait Morgan resist?

Sure that the award-winning owner of a family-run vineyard was murdered, Cait shares her findings with Bud Anderson, a retired homicide cop. But he is convinced that the woman took her own life, whatever her grief-stricken sister might say. That is, until death strikes once again, in the neat rows of grapevines that clamber up the banks of …

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