Don't Cry Over Killed Milk by Stephen Kaminski – Review + Giveaway

I received a paperback copy of Don’t Cry Over Killed Milk by Stephen Kaminski in exchange for my fair and honest review during this book tour. This post contains an affiliate link; thank you for supporting my blog.

DontCryOverKilledMilk_ebook_FinalDon’t Cry Over Killed Milk by Stephen Kaminski
A Damon Lassard Dabbling Detective Mystery
Cozy Mystery
Paperback: 240 pages
Publisher: Cozy Cat Press (August 28, 2013)

Jeremiah Milk lived a life filled with emotional extremes. Amniotic band syndrome—a congenital condition—left his fingers and toes malformed. Ridiculed as a child, he became an adolescent hermit. As an adult, Jeremiah’s wounds healed when he landed a position as a park ranger and married a woman who loved him despite his physical appearance. But fate ripped his life to shreds when his wife and infant son died on the same night in separate calamities. Shortly thereafter, the tides turned once more as an act of Jeremiah’s ostensible benevolence translates into a financial boon. The book on Jeremiah’s life closes without mercy when he’s found murdered at Tripping Falls State Park.

Damon Lassard — Hollydale’s loveable civic leader, amateur sleuth, and Jeremiah’s neighbor — springs into action. He’s obstructed by a prickly lieutenant, but wriggles information unknown to the police from a colorful bevy of suspects. Aided by his best friend Rebecca and his reluctant ally Detective Gerry Sloman, Damon engineers a deep dive into Jeremiah’s past to solve the crime.

Along the way, Damon strengthens his relationship with the breathtaking Bethany Krims, cracks a local horticultural mystery, and tries in vain to tame his wickedly sarcastic mother.

About The Author

Steve-Kaminski-3STEPHEN KAMINSKI is the author of the Damon Lassard Dabbling Detective series published by Cozy Cat Press. The first two cozy mysteries in the series are “It Takes Two to Strangle” (2012) and “Don’t Cry Over Killed Milk” (2013). Stephen is the winner of the 2012 Reader Views Literary Award for the Mid-Atlantic Region. He’s a graduate of Johns Hopkins University and Harvard Law School, has practiced law for over a decade, and currently serves as Senior Vice President and General Counsel to a national non-profit organization. Stephen is a lifelong lover of all types of mysteries and lives with his wife and daughter in Arlington, Virginia.

My Review

Don’t Cry Over Killed Milk by Stephen Kaminski is a fun, well-written cozy mystery. I really enjoyed Damon Lassard. He was smart and a different type of cozy sleuth than I typically read. I liked having the male perspective. The author kept me guessing with a well-crafted whodunit.

Thanks to the author, you can win your very own paperback copy of Don’t Cry Over Killed Milk by Stephen Kaminski. 🙂 This contest is open to US readers only. Enter using the Giveaway Tools widget below. Good luck!!

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  1. One of the intrigues of a mystery book like this is if the author was able to build the suspense enough to keep it interesting. I read all of the reviews on Amazon and read the review from Brooks Blogs and the short one above and they all speak of the twists and turns to keep the reader guessing and interested to the point of NOT putting the book down until finished. I “Really” can’t wait to read this book. 🙂 Thanks, Donna/BookTiger

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