Nov 052015

Olive and Let Die
(A Greek to Me Mystery)

Cozy Mystery
2nd in Series
Setting – New York
Mass Market Paperback: 304 pages
Publisher: Berkley (November 3, 2015)
ISBN-13: 978-0425271667
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The second Greek to Me Mystery from the author of Feta Attraction

As manager of the Bonaparte House, a historic landmark and Greek restaurant in upstate New York, Georgie Nikolopatos knows her local legends—and her traditional Greek recipes are to die for.

Between her soon-to-be ex-husband Spiro coming out of the closet and her budding romance with Captain Jack Conway, Georgie’s life is beginning to feel like a soap opera. And that’s before a surprise visit from her estranged mother Shirley, better known as soap star Melanie Ashley. But the dramatic family reunion takes a chilling turn when another long-lost relative turns up dead.

Just outside Spiro’s new restaurant, Georgie and Melanie find the body of Doreen Webber—a cousin Georgie never knew she had. With Spiro’s partner Inky on the list of suspects, Georgie begins to wonder what else her mother may be hiding. Is the dead-broke diva capable of murder? She’d better find out before someone adds a new twist to the family plot.

Includes delicious Greek recipes!

Dollycas’s Thoughts

Susannah has cooked up quite a sequel to her Feta Attraction.

Georgie Nikolopatos manages a Greek restaurant with her mother-in-law. Her soon to be ex-husband is renovating a place for him and his partner to run. Soon Georgie will be able to let her new romance go public.  But all that fades to the background when a soap opera star, Melanie Ashley, shows up in town. Georgie recognizes her as the mother she hasn’t seen in years. When another family member is found dead on the docks Georgie thinks her mother may be a murderer.

The story had a bit of a slow beginning for me but once it picked up it was impossible to put this book down. This was the latest book to leave me with a “book hangover”. I stayed up late to finish the whole thing! Like Feta Attraction Hardy packs this story full of drama.

An intricate plot with ancestral secrets galore. Georgie had no idea about her family history on her mother’s side. Will the truth set her free or put her in danger as well?

The characters are richly written and continue to grow. The introduction of a complex woman like Shirley/Melanie gave the story depth. I enjoyed learning more of Georgie’s past and how it reflects in the woman she is today and her relationship with her mother-in-law.

A wonderful cozy mystery. It can be read as a stand alone but recommend reading Feta Attraction first.

a perfect escape5 STARFISH



About This Author

Susannah Hardy thinks she has the best job in the world: making up stories and inventing recipes to go along with them. A native of northern New York, where she attended St. Lawrence University, Susannah now lives in Connecticut with her husband, teenaged son, and Elvira the Wonder Cat.

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Susannah Hardy is also touring Olive and Let Die with Great Escapes Book Tours.
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Tour Participants

November 3 – Sapphyria’s Book Reviews – Review
November 4 – Melina’s Book Blog – Review, Guest Post
November 5 – Community Bookstop – Review
November 6 – Back Porchervations – Review
November 7 – Griperang’s Bookmarks – Review, Interview
November 8 – 3 Partners in Shopping, Nana, Mommy,  &, Sissy, Too ! – Review
November 9 – A Chick Who Reads – Review
November 10 – Cozy Up With Kathy – Review, Guest Post
November 11 – fuonlyknew – Review
November 12 – Books Are Life – Vita Libri – 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.”

  7 Responses to “Review/Giveaway – Olive and Let Die by Susannah Hardy”

  1. Another great post. I loved the first book in this new series and can’t wait to read this one. Thanks for the chance to win.

  2. Sounds good to me.

  3. This sounds like an awesome mystery! I have added it to my TBR list. Thank you for the giveaway.

  4. Researching one’s ancestry can be a mystery on it’s own. I love Susannah Hardy’s books about Georgie and her Greek mother-in-law and their restaurant.

  5. Oh, this sounds like one I would like.

  6. Sounds like a great book

  7. Sounds like a book I need to read…thanks for the giveaway…

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