Aug 072015
Yes, it has been a busy week. Today I am kicking off another
Great Escapes Book Tour!
Fool Me Once by Steve Hockensmith with Lisa Falco will be released tomorrow from Midnight Ink!

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Fool Me Once
by Steve Hockensmith with Lisa Falco

fool me onceFool Me Once
(A Tarot Mystery)

Cozy Mystery
Setting – Arizona

2nd in Series
Paperback: 336 pages
Publisher: Midnight Ink (August 8, 2015)
ISBN-13: 978-0738742236
E-Book ASIN: B011J5Y6NG
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After taking over the White Magic Five & Dime, Alanis McLachlan is trying to make up for her mother’s con jobs by tracking down old customers and making amends. When Martha, one of the most loyal clients, comes looking for a way out of her abusive marriage, Alanis does everything she can to help.

But helping Martha leads to unforeseen consequences . . . including murder. When Martha’s husband is found dead, the police show up at Alanis’s door. And things only get more complicated as she tries to clear her name from the top of the suspect list. With her growing mastery of the tarot and the Fool card to guide her, can Alanis find her way to the truth before the killer gets to her first?

Dollycas’s Thoughts

We return the The White Magic Five and Dime in this 2nd Tarot Mystery. Alanis‘ Tarot Card reading skills are improving but her main concern is helping people her mother conned out of their hard earned cash. Martha comes to Alanis to escape her abusive husband but when the husband is found dead she becomes the prime suspect and they think Alanis could be an accomplice. Thankfully she has a good lawyer for Martha, a friend not afraid to do a little breaking and entering, a sister with an internet hacker connection,  and a keen sense to track down the real killer.

This story is so easy to easy to get caught up in. You know Alanis’ heart is in the right place and she does go to great lengths to right her mother’s wrongs. She is also quite savvy and doesn’t get tripped up but those trying to con her or take advantage of her. She has grown quite a bit over the course of these books. The secondary characters are very interesting as well and the author brings them all together with an extraordinary plot with plenty of red herrings.

Each chapter starts with a excerpt from Alanis’ mother’s book, Miss Chance, Infinite Roads in Knowing. that Alanis is reading and to give us a little insight into the Tarot Cards. These are quite humorous.

The author did something I just hate 🙂 he leaves is with a hook for the next book in this series! I hate that because we have to wait a year to get the rest of the story!!

For now this is a terrific mystery. While it can be read as a stand alone I truly recommend you start with The White Magic Five and Dime, you can read my review here. Then we can wait for the next installment together.

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steve hockingsmithAbout The Author

Steve Hockensmith’s first novel, Holmes on the Range, was a finalist for the Edgar, Shamus, Anthony and Dilys awards. He went on to write four sequels as well as a pair of bestselling follow-ups to the international publishing sensation Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. More recently, he wrote (with collaborator “Science Bob” Pflugfelder) the middle-grade mysteries Nick and Tesla’s High-Voltage Danger Lab and Nick and Tesla’s Robot Army Rampage.

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The author is giving away 1 Print Copy of
Fool Me Once

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Be sure to check out the rest of the tour~

Tour Participants

August 7 – Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book – Review
August 8 – Lori’s Reading Corner – Guest Post
August 9 – Cozy Up With Kathy – Review, Guest Post, Giveaway
August 10 – Melissa’s Eclectic Bookshelf – Review, Interview, Giveaway
August 11 – Celticlady’s Reviews – Spotlight
August 12 – Omnimystery News – Guest post
August 13 – Kelly P’s Blog– Spotlight
August 14 – Nadaness In Motion – Guest Post, Giveaway
August 15 – Brooke Blogs – Spotlight
August 16 – A Blue Million Books – Interview
August 17 – Socrates’ Book Reviews – Review
August 18 – LibriAmoriMiei – Review
August 19 – Chloe Gets A Clue – Spotlight
August 20 – StoreyBook Reviews – Review

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. Receiving a complimentary copy in no way reflected my review of this book. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

  17 Responses to “Fool Me Once by Steve Hockensmith with Lisa Falco Great Escapes Tour – Review & Giveaway”

  1. I must get the first one off my t-b-r list!

  2. I liked the first book. If I recall correctly, it had quite a bit of a supernatural element which I liked.

  3. Thank you for introducing me to a new author. Fool Me Once sounds intriguing.

  4. Fool Me Once sounds interesting and something I would find up my alley to read. Thank you for the introduction.

  5. Interesting cover.

  6. You are a new read to me, but now you have me hooked.

  7. I don’t know anything first hand about tarot cards but they sound interesting to me. I love this story line.

  8. Thanks for this unique and intriguing giveaway.

  9. Really looking forward to reading this book.

  10. What an interesting premise. Thanks for the giveaway.

  11. Sounds like fun, and set in good ol’ AZ too. Thanks for the chance to win a copy.

  12. I missed the beginning of this new series, so thanks for letting us know we could start with this one! Congrats to Steve on this new release!

  13. I’m glad this can be read as a stand alone book because I haven’t read the first one yet :(. This one sounds really good, but I really like to read series in order so I’m definitely going to have to add the first one to my TBR list as well.:) Thanks for the giveaway!

  14. I love Steve Hockingsmith. His first books were both funny and suspenseful.

  15. Hockensmith writes such enjoyable mysteries. Try all of them.

  16. Hi Steve, love your cowboy series. Keep up the good work!

  17. Thanks for the introduction. Steve Hockensmith is a new author to me so I have added his books to my to be read list.

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