Drawing Conclusions by Deirdre Verne Great Escapes Book Tour – Review & Giveaway

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Drawing Conclusions
by Deirdre Verne

CeCe is an interesting character and the story is well written and will keep you interested and intrigued until the last page.
~Shelley’s Book Case

This is a good mystery with twists you don’t expect…

I love a mystery that keeps me on my toes…Deirdre certainly has a talent for plot twists.
~Booklady’s Booknotes

Drawing Conclusions is really thrilling and exciting, full of twists. Do not start it the night before you go to sleep because you risk a sleepless night.

Drawing ConclusionsDrawing Conclusions
(A Sketch in Crime Mystery)

New Series
Cozy Mystery
Setting: New York
Publisher: MIDNIGHT INK (February 8, 2015)
Paperback: 312 pages
ISBN-13: 978-0738741314




Cece dumpster dives her way through this suspense-filled murder mystery…

Cece Prentice is a most unusual young woman. Heiress to a large fortune thanks to her doctor father, who is the head of a genome company on Long Island, Cece is also a freegan—ecologically-minded and socially conscious. If that happens to include dumpster diving for half an old hamburger, previously started by someone she has never met, then so be it.

Cece would still be going about her ordinary, albeit weird, life had her beloved twin brother Teddy not been murdered. Drawn into the police investigation, CeCe uses her sketching abilities and knowledge of her father’s company to provide Detective DeRosa with the clues he needs to ferret out what happened to Teddy. But she soon realizes that this mystery is much more complicated than she ever imagined.

Dollycas’s Thoughts

There is so much I loved about this story I just don’t know where to begin and I have to be very careful not to give anything away.

We meet Cece while she is dumpster diving and then we learn that she is a “Freegan” and is from a very wealthy family. She is also a sketch artist and captures the nuances of faces in an uncanny way. She has a twin brother, Teddy, who works with their father at a lab that researches DNA. Her father is known all over the world for his work. She lives in a house with 4 other ecologically-minded and socially conscious friends, Charlie, who is her twin brother’s best friend,  Trina, Becky and Jonathan.

We learn very quickly that her twin brother has been killed. It is Cece’s artistic ability and her knowledge of her father’s company that brings her in to the middle of the investigation of his death but the investigation goes off in some truly unexpected tangents that will change her life and others in monumental ways.

I started reading this story and just couldn’t stop. Every time a clue connected it seemed to twist the story into another direction and this continued throughout the whole story. I was like “wow”, “no way”, oh my stars!” and then the final twist so good…I couldn’t wait  to write this review to tell you all about it!!

I truly don’t know how the author is going to top this story in the next installment but I want to be first in line to read it!!

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About This Author

Deirdre Verne (Scarsdale, NY) is a college professor and an active college blogger. A writer for the millennium crowd, Deirdre’s interest in green living inspired her to create an off-the-grid character who Dumpster dives her way though a suspense-filled mystery series. A member of Sisters in Crime, Deirdre’s short stories appear in all three New York chapter anthologies – Murder New York Style, Murder New York Style: Fresh Slices and Family Matters.


Author Links

www.deirdreverne.com (web page)




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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.”

37 thoughts on “Drawing Conclusions by Deirdre Verne Great Escapes Book Tour – Review & Giveaway

  1. Sounds like a great read. I love the idea of freegans.. I couldn’t do it personally.. lol
    But I love the cheap skates tv show where people do that. And to have the ability to draw. Sigh. Thanks for the chance to read this great sounding cozy… I’m curious now. 🙂

  2. I find the dumpster diving fun. I’ve met several people who do it. So many things are thrown out. I am interested in reading it. Thank you for your giveaway.

  3. I really enjoy quirky, unusual characters in books, actually, in real life too. Thanks for the chance to win Drawing Conclusions.

  4. I love to start a series at the beginning. I have never heard of a “freegan” so this would be a fun way to learn more and read a mystery. Thanks for the giveaway.

  5. Sounds like a unique fun read. My dad always went to the dump and fixed things and reused them. Thanks for the chance to win.

  6. I have seen whole families dumpster diving in a rural trash bin. The smell and the fear of getting bitten by a rat or picking up something slimey makes me never want to try it. There are towns in India where orphaned children to that to survive. I would like to read this book.

  7. This sounds so interesting! And to read about a fellow dumpster diver (it is outlawed where I live now, but whole sociology theses could be written about what people toss out!). I would love to read this and see all the twists and the things that you are trying hard not to reveal. And to find out who murdered Teddy, of course!

  8. I’d read about this book in another blog, and it sounded really, really good. I’ve already added it to my “must read” list and am trying to get a few of her other short story offerings. Thanks so much for the chance to win it.

  9. Dumpster diving for food – unappetizing! Dumpster diving for stuff to up cycle – sounds interesting. This book sounds really good with all the twists and turns. I’d love to win a copy! This book is definitely going on my TBR list.

  10. Dumpster diving is not new to me. I know people who do this, however not for food. Generally for things they can sell or recycle. This story intrigues me, mainly because the main character is not really in need of the money. I would love to read this book. Thanks for the chance.

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