Apr 262016

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Raisin the Dead
by Karoline Barrett

raisin the dead
Raisin the Dead:
A Bread and Batter Mystery

2nd in Series
Cozy Mystery
Setting – New York
Publisher: InterMix (April 19, 2016)


The author of Bun for Your Life returns to Destiny, New York, where bakery owners and amateur sleuths Molly Tyler and Olivia Williams never crumble under pressure…

While the rest of Destiny is focused on the arrival of an upper crust perfume mogul, Molly is more concerned about what’s on the front page of the newspaper: her mother. Library director Anne Tyler was photographed at the most romantic restaurant in town having a cozy dinner with library advisory board member Philip Baldelli. But there’s more for Molly to worry about after Philip is found dead a few days later.

When Detective Sean Corsino zeroes in on Anne as a person of interest in the case, it turns down the heat on his budding romance with Molly. But after he’s injured during the course of his investigation, Molly and Olivia must step in to sift through the clues and clear Anne’s name.

Dollycas’s Thoughts

If you look at the front page of the local newspaper you would think there was more than library business going on between Molly’s mom, Anne, and board member Philip Baldelli. Anne assures Molly there is nothing to worry about, but then the man is found dead and Anne is being questioned by Detective Sean Corsino. Yes, new Molly’s boyfriend. Before he can wrap up the case and clear Anne he finds himself in the hospital. Another detective takes over the case but Molly decides she needs to track down the real killer herself.

I really enjoy Molly and Sean together with their basset hounds. Their romance is building, but it is not without a few bumps along the way. One huge bump happens when a person from his past comes to Destiny with only 1 thing on her mind. So Molly definitely has her hands full. One drawback to her character is how upset she gets when Sean doesn’t share his investigation findings with her. I understand her mother is a suspect but he is just doing his job and trying to avoid get kicked off the case because he is dating the main suspect’s daughter.

The romance was a little bit more prominent than the mystery this time but I was pleased with both plots lines separately and when they converged. There was always something happening, never a dull moment in Destiny. I was charmed by the characters and Destiny sounds like a wonderful place.

I read this book easily in one sitting. I was anxious to see how everything turned out.

I hope to take a trip to Destiny again soon and reconnect with this fun group of characters.

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About The Author –

I live in a small Connecticut town with my husband. When I’m not writing, I’m either reading, spending time by the water, taking pictures, traveling, indulging in social media, accompanying above-mentioned husband to New York Yankees games, or doing anything that does not involve math..


Author Links

Webpage      http://www.karolinebarrett.com/

Blog                http://www.karolinebarrett.com/category/blog/

Facebook      https://www.facebook.com/KarolineBarrettBooks

Twitter          https://twitter.com/KarolineBarrett

Goodreads   http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/3315555.Karoline_Barrett

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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.”

  14 Responses to “#Review/ #Giveaway – Raisin the Dead by Karoline Barrett – Great Escapes Book Tour”

  1. This is a new series for me, but going back and checking out the first one. Thanks for the chance to win.

  2. This book sounds like a delightful read!

  3. This is a new to me series, so both books are going on my list to read. I’m looking forward to meeting these new protagonists and seeing how they solve the mysteries they encounter.

  4. Thanks for the giveaway! I just purchased the first in this series which just added to my ever growing TBR pile. I’m looking forward to reading it!

  5. New author and series for me. Have added to my TBR list.

  6. I enjoy finding new cozy authors and their series.

  7. Karoline Barrett has another winner. Her covers are so eye catching they draw you right into what is written between the cover. Thanks for including on your blog and for the chance to enter this giveaway. robeader53@yahoo.com

  8. Love a good mystery.

  9. Destiny sounds like a busy small town but one that deserves a visit from me, and soon. I’d love to check it out. Molly must want to pry into investigations all of the time. I know I would.

  10. This book has been on my radar for a while — would love to have the chance to read it!

  11. This would be a great book to add to my cozy challenge list. Thanks for a chance to win a copy.

  12. Love blog tours, learn so much. Thanks for the chance to win.

  13. Really enjoy these Cozies. Thanks for the opportunity.

  14. Wow sounds Like a Amazing book to read 👍👍🎆🎇🎆 Thank you for a chance to win 🙂 Love reading great cozie mystery books everyday 💟

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