Posts Tagged: Great Escapes Book Tours

Dec 09 2013
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Dead Stock by Tim Hall – Review, Guest Post, Giveaway

Dead Stock by Tim Hall – Review, Guest Post, Giveaway

Dead Stock by Tim Hall
A Bert Shambles Mystery
Published by Cozy Cat Press (October 16, 2013)
Paperback: 200 pages

Meet Bert Shambles, a perpetually confused young man whose life continually mirrors his surname. He is stuck back in his suburban Long Island hometown, enduring a three-year suspended sentence for an act of chivalry gone terribly wrong. He works part-time at a church thrift shop and makes extra money by selling “dead stock”—vintage clothes that have never been worn—to a local boutique.

On a routine pick up for the thrift shop, Bert learns that the widow of a recently deceased pro golfer is offering a reward for the return of her dead husband’s favorite putter—and an even bigger reward for proof that her husband …

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Nov 26 2013
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Granny Hooks a Crook by Julie Seedorf – Review + Guest Post

Granny Hooks a Crook by Julie Seedorf – Review + Guest Post

Granny Hooks a Crook by Julie Seedorf
A Fuschia Minnesota Mystery
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Published by: Cozy Cat Press (July 10, 2013)

Granny leads a secret life in the small, unique community of Fuschia, Minnesota. It’s not just her all junk food diet, multiplying pets, or her shocking bedtime attire that makes Granny one in a million. No, Granny is an undercover cop, charged by “the Big Guy” (the town’s police chief) of preventing theft in local stores. Granny takes her job seriously and daily foils many shoplifters using her trusty spiked umbrella and amazing acting skills. When some startlingly brazen burglaries begin to occur that Granny can’t solve, along with mysteriously appearing bad guys, disappearing clerks, and misplaced Corvettes, Granny begins to …

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Nov 25 2013
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Deathbed and Breakfast by Bart J. Gilbertson – Review

Deathbed and Breakfast by Bart J. Gilbertson – Review

Deathbed and Breakfast by Bart J. Gilbertson
Pookotz Sisters Bed & Breakfast Mysteries
Cozy Mystery
Print Length: 217 pages
Publisher: Cozy Cat Press

Richard Forester, a retired CEO for a major software company, and his granddaughter Penny show up at the Pookotz Bed & Breakfast one evening and find themselves in some rather unpleasant company. All the guests somehow seem to be connected to Richard’s past and when he is found dead the next morning, everyone is suspect. However, there are a few wrinkles that the inn’s owners Edna and Mildred Pookotz need to iron out as the investigation unfolds. Not only was Richard deathly ill, but he was also accused of embezzling $750,000 which is still unaccounted for. The local Sheriff suspects that …

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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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